Higher salaries and better benefits are most valued by employees at financial advisory firms, according to an online survey by CareerBuilder. However, a flexible work schedule is important to 51%. Employee recognition, such as awards, cash prizes and company trips, would keep 50% of respondents at their company, and 48% cited being asked for feedback and seeing their suggestions implemented. "We're seeing work-life balance, telecommuting options and learning opportunities outweigh other job factors when an employee decides whether to stay with an organization," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder.

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