Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Workplace Benefits Report is an annual study focusing on the role financial benefit plans play in the well being of employees.
What are the most effective ways to increase employee loyalty to the company?
Good Boss/Manager 90%
Retirement benefits 87%
Health care benefits 86%
Convenient commute 78&
Flexible time 68%
This survey was conducted from January 2012 through March 2012 of a national sample of 1,000 401k employers and 1,00o employees
That should be no surprise. A study that recently analyzed U.S. Census data found thirty percent(30%) of adults 25-29 are living with their parents in the New York metro area— among the highest percentage in the nation. Low employment , inadequate incomes, low marriage rates and student debt are the main culprits.
Metropolitan Areas by Percent Living With Parents, among Young Adults Aged 25-29
1. Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 34%
2. Honolulu 32%
3. McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 31%
4 .Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach 31%
5. New York-Northern NJ-Long Island 30%
6. Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 28%
7. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana 28%
8. El Paso, TX 28%
9. Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, PA 27%
10. Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 26%
Business travellers are a content lot. Ninety-two percent(92%) are satisfied with the amount of travelling they do. Marriott’s Fairfield Inn & Suites recently conducted a survey of 1,000 business travelers who were on the road more than three times annually and spent atleast 22 nights in a hotel.
Reasons business travelers enjoy the road include:
*Experiencing new places 68%
*Meeting new people 54%
*Going out to eat 52%
*Earning mileage or loyalty points 47%
*Trying new foods 38%
*Not going to the office 36%
*Spending time alone 29%
One-half (50%) of these business travellers say the most difficult part of travelling is missing family or a “significant other”. Other pitfalls mentioned include: sleeping poorly, not maintaining fitness regimes, and no home cooked meals.
Eighty percent(80%) say business travel makes them more successful at work and more prepared in life.