Thursday, January 30, 2014


[IWS] Towers Watson: BENEFIT STRATEGIES TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN TALENT [Asia-Pacific] [30 January 2014]

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Towers Watson


Benefit strategies to attract and retain talent [30 January 2014]



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In an increasingly competitive market, job seekers look for a company that can offer them the right “package”. This includes career development, job satisfaction and fulfilment, and of course, pay and benefits. A benefits strategy is one of the tools that employers have up their sleeves to utilise in their war for talent. With a limited talent pool that operates as a common source for more and more organisations to fill their employee needs, a comprehensive benefits strategy can be the answer for attracting the right kind of employees, and improving engagement and retention.

What follows here is drawn from Towers Watson study conducted between February and March last year called the 2013 Asia Pacific Benefit Trends – Optimising Benefits for Competitive Advantage. The study includes responses from 1,066 employers around Asia-Pacific and includes regional as well as country specific data for China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand. This is the third time the study has been conducted in this region by Towers Watson.


The study looked at a variety of topics related to compensation and benefits in order to identify company attitudes, and also the benefits and challenges faced while researching and implementing such strategies/packages. Additionally, the study aimed to better understand what is included in packages offered by companies.

This article was published by Leaderonomics ( and The Star, MyStarJob pullout, Saturday December 7, 2013. Please click on DOWNLOAD PDF for the full article.



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