The pandemic and technology have drastically changed the way our businesses operate. Our work has been accessible from anywhere for many years, but now our work colleagues are virtually in our homes via video conference calls. The line between our work life and personal life is more blurred than ever before. Work-life balance is an essential aspect of a healthy work environment.
Blur & Burnout
The rapid shift to working from home in 2020 led remote employees to work longer hours, spend time in more meetings and struggle to keep up with more communication channels. Without work-life balance, millions of workers experienced high stress levels and burnout. Chronic stress is one of the most common health issues in the workplace. The lack of employer awareness and employee training on managing the boundaries between work and life in the years before COVID-19 was an underlying problem.
Detailed research shows that employee benefits are critical to a work-life balance. Data from BenefitsPro.com revealed the overwhelming importance of employee benefits:
- 66% of workers believe benefits are the most important factor in making an employment decision
- 61% would consider lower pay in exchange for better benefits
- 42% of employees would consider leaving their current position due to inadequate benefits
- 55% also admitted to already having left jobs because they found better benefits offerings elsewhere.
Benefits with Clarity
Employees are more eager than ever to make intelligent benefits elections. During 2020’s open enrollment period, 56% of employees spent more time reviewing benefits offered by their employer than in previous years.
Our approach is to stop thinking of open enrollment as a once-a-year “check-the-boxes” activity. We handle your company benefits with care and ongoing support. The only way to keep happy and engaged workers is to keep the benefits dialog open with custom solutions that employees need and value.