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Jennifer Benz March 31, 2009 < 1 min read

Employees value benefits now more than ever

MetLife Study findings

MetLife’s 7th Annual Study of Employee Benefit Trends shows that health, retirement and other insurance benefits are incredibly important factors in employee loyalty, much more so that the previous year. At the same time, advancement opportunities and company culture have decreased in importance from the previous year. Also important:

  • 41% of surveyed employees consider workplace benefits to be the foundation of their personal safety net
  • A majority of employees (51%) now report that they obtain most of their financial products through the workplace
  • One-third expressed concern that their employers may reduce their benefits in response to economic pressures

The full survey is worth checking out and really highlights much of the information we cover in our white paper Make them count: Four reasons investing in benefits communication can help you retain employees and lower costs.

Jennifer Benz

Jennifer Benz, SVP Communications Leader, has been on the leading edge of employee benefits for more than 20 years and is an influential voice in the employee benefits industry.