A great paycheck is often a keystone in retaining employees, so it’s not surprising that many employers offer competitive salaries. However, more and more companies are starting to use benefits as a core employee retention strategy. Should you?
How Important are Benefits to Employees?
The Society for Human Resources found that 33 percent of companies used benefits as a retention strategy for employees at all levels of the business (vs 18% in 2012.) Benefits are becoming more and more important to employees. In a Monster.com survey, 32 percent of job hunters said that health insurance was their top priority, compared with 15 percent who said a higher salary was most important.
What makes a benefits package a valuable employee retention tool? Well, despite the growing importance of benefits to employees, only 49 percent of employees are satisfied with their current benefits. That means the average employer can make benefits better for 51 percent of their employees, resulting in greater retention.
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