Just over a third of small business employees satisfied with benefits

When asked what they think of their small employer health benefits packages, only 33 percent of workers reported feeling satisfied, while 20 percent were disappointed, according to the 2017 Aflac Small Business Happiness Report. The survey found 13 percent were happy with their benefits, 6 percent felt ignored, and 3 percent reported feeling angry about their current benefits.

Although the survey generally found that small businesses are fostering happy workplaces, 72 percent of respondents indicate that an improvement in their benefits offerings would make them even happier. Twenty-two percent of workers said that their employer’s benefits offerings is one thing they like least about working for a small business. Twenty-six percent of respondents said that benefits offerings would be their main reason for switching over to a large company.

“While adding benefits may seem out of reach for some small-business owners, it could mean the difference between losing and retaining talented employees,” said Matthew Owenby, Aflac senior vice president and chief human resources officer. “Offering a more comprehensive benefits package that includes supplemental insurance options would enable companies to provide a more robust benefits package at little or no impact to the bottom line.”
SOURCE: https://www.aflac.com/docs/employers/small-business-hub/aflac_happiness_report_summary_article.pdf
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