Retirement benefits, specifically defined benefit programs, are critical when it comes to attracting and retaining employees.

According to a survey, which was released Thursday, of 3,000 U.S. workers conducted by Towers Watson, 60% of employees with less than two years of service at a job with defined benefit plans cited the retirement program as an important reason they chose to work for their current employer, a sharp increase from 27% in 2009.

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