(A) it is true but fails to capture the main point of the argument. Moreover, nowhere in the passage it is mentioned that these are important beneits. Only that these benefits were included in the survey. There could be other benefits as well which may result in greter employee satisfaction.
(B) Out of scope. Nowhere it is mentioned in the stimulus. A Shell Game answer. Plays on the profitability part mentioned in the stimulus. It may be the case that high satisfaction level can result in high profitability but since it is not mentioned in the stimulus, we cannot conclude it is the right answer.
(C) Out of scope. Noting is mentioned about the companies without daycare and flexible schedule. New Inormation answer.
(D) The best answer simply because it supports the stimulus. Employee satisfaction is related to low employee turnover or low departure rate. Moreover it is mentioned in the stimulus.
(E) New Information. Wrong
Thanks, turnover rate definitely prove answer D is correct. I was deceived by this question when choosing D
I'm afraid I disagree with the OA and explaination above.
Firstly, answer D says that at least 95% of employees will stay if daycare benifits are offered. However the stimulus says that this is true of employees of companies that offer daycare benefits AND flexible scheduling. Therefore you cannot say that 95% of employees will stay unless both these conditions are met.
Secondly, I think that a lot of people discounted A because it is not the main thrust of the argument. Whether A is the main point or not is not important. The question asked what is conclussion that can be drawn from the stimulus, or in other words, which statement is the only statement that is a) directly supported by the stimulus and b) contains no additional information other than that stated in the stimulus. If you agree with my logic then A is correct under the following flow of logic:
1. The argument says that the companies surveyed have flexible schedules and daycare benefits. No other factors are mentioned, other than the companies have $100m revenues. I'll admit that you could argue that this could possibly acount for the increased satisfaction, but the argument doesn't discuss this any further.
2. The employees of these benefit enriched companies enjoy higher levels of satisfation.
3. Flexible schedules and daycare benefits lead to improved employee satisfaction.
Therefore I think A should be the correct answer.
IMHO this isn't a well phrased question. I kinda get the logic of each answer and what the 'trap' is for the incorrect ones (other than A), but there cannot be more than one possible correct answer and the correct answer must be absolutely correct in all cases.
Just my 2 cents....
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