Nearly 25 percent of full-time employees do not receive benefits

Nearly 25 percent of full-time employees in the U.S. do not receive benefits, such as health insurance, retirement savings plans, or paid vacation, from their employer, according to research from Clutch, a B2B research firm. The 2018 Employee Benefits Survey found that by not offering a benefits package, companies risk losing out on the top talent during the hiring process.
Health care, not surprisingly, tops employees’ list of most valuable benefits. Fifty-five percent of respondents cited health coverage as the greatest driver of job satisfaction, followed by paid vacation time (18 percent), overtime pay (11 percent), and retirement plans (10 percent). The survey also found that 25 percent of the respondents lack health coverage.
However, Clutch found that not all employees who receive benefits are happy with them. One-third (32 percent) of employees who receive benefits are not satisfied. The most common reason for employee dissatisfaction, at 52 percent of respondents, is they want more of a benefit they already have. Another 14 percent said they want different benefits than the ones they currently receive.

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