Today’s average employee is no longer the typical married man, supporting his unpaid housewife and 2.5 kids. Yet corporate benefit plans have not kept pace with evolving workforce changes over the last 50 years. If yours does not reflect young singles, multiple-income families, and extended families, consider a 21st-century reboot now.
Benefits can cost employers almost 15 percent of their payroll with insurance and pension at 5 percent each plus 3 percent for other perks. For annual $50,000 salaries, your company’s expenses can reach $7,500 per employee or $750,000 for 100 workers. Yet most HR professionals report that staffers view their benefit plans as being just okay to wishing that they offered more to satisfaction. Experts’ tips can help you get better internal endorsements for your sizable investment.