Recently a leading US benefits broker* conducted a study among more than 400 senior Human Resources and Finance executives at mid-sized employers. The purpose of the study was to identify their key employee benefits priorities and concerns.
Employee Productivity and Wellness and overall Benefit Costs were identified as the top two employer concerns.
Over 80% of the survey participants reported that improving overall employee productivity and wellness was their organization’s primary human resources priority.
Benefit cost concerns were a close second.
Both of the top concerns are echoed in data from other sources. Overall US worker productivity is waning and employee engagement is startlingly low.