While recent data suggest employers are OK with considering a job-hopper for a position at their company, they're not so happy when top talent decides to hop to greener pastures.

Towers Watson has been chronicling talent management as the economy picks up steam. In late July, it reported that large employers were concerned about the twin difficulties in landing top guns and hanging on to the ones they already had.

Many of their recruitment/retention woes would disappear if these employers simply paid more attention to what they pay people and how they decide what to pay, according to a Towers Watson study.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.