Companies ‘more concerned with staff retention than Brexit impact’

March 20 2017, 12.28amUpdated: March 20 2017, 2.41pm
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Companies are more concerned about how to retain their staff than the impact of Brexit, according to research.

A survey of 3,000 managers found that one in four were focusing on how to keep hold of employees without large financial incentives.

Fewer than one in 10 of those polled by management firm Alexander Mann Solutions said uncertainty over the UK’s exit from the EU was their main challenge.

Jeremy Tipper of Alexander Mann Solutions said: “It’s somewhat surprising that having spoken directly to organisations, the biggest headache they are predicting in the immediate future is at odds with the many news reports we see each day.

“Despite the avalanche of media attention and continuous emphasis on the potential impact Brexit could have on businesses, very few firms have placed this at the top of their list of concerns in the coming months.”

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