What Benefits Do Employees Really Want?

Written by: PeopleKeep Team
Originally published on May 18, 2015. Last updated March 2, 2016.


As a small business owner, recruiting and retaining top quality employees is key. You need employees who feel satisfied with their work, positive about their pay, and have a desire to be long-time contributors. You want them to feel loyal to your company and advocate for your small business. Individuals like these are the ones to get and keep. So, how do you make that happen? One piece of the employee retention puzzle is benefits.

Last week, we wrote an article featured on that helps small businesses determine why benefits are so valuable to employees, and which ones employees value the most. Below are a few highlights from the recent Zane Benefits blog feature.

Article Highlights - Employee Benefits and Beyond

As discussed in the article, leading research suggests what employees really value, next to salary, is more basic perks. They want excellent medical insurance, including vision and dental. They want generous life insurance and retirement policies. Paid vacation, sick leave, and flexible schedules are in demand too.

Related: A Savvy Way to Afford Employee Health Benefits

In fact, employee benefits, in many forms, make workers feel valued, appreciated, and loyal. From health insurance, to flexible schedules, to paid time off, to working for a great manager, employees want to work for a company that makes them feel secure and satisfied. To attract and retain excellent people to represent your company, consider the types of benefits that employees truly value.

To read the full article on Synnovatia click here.

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The Synnovatia feature titled, “What Benefits Do Employees Really Want, helps small business owners and HR mangers determine why and what type of benefits employees really want.

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Topics: Health Benefits
Originally published on May 18, 2015. Last updated March 2, 2016.


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