That old adage is true: Good employees are hard to find, and they’re even harder to keep.
Indicators point to a growing economy with more firms back in hiring mode. Competitive companies searching for the best applicants would be wise to take a look at their benefits packages now.
“Employees today are more concerned about benefits than about pay,” one benefits consultant told the MBJ for this week’s special editorial focus. “They want to be paid a fair wage, but they also want a strong benefits package to go with it…”
As policy premiums rise and availability issues increase, a solid package of employee benefits can make a critical difference in the caliber of individuals drawn to a position with your business. And while the costs to companies might seem tough to cover, more often than not, it’s a long-term investment worth making.