The key to good benefits: Flexibility

Give employees what they want and benefits become a great retention tool
By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/04/2003

Recent research has shown what many probably suspected for a while — benefits programs are a very important consideration for employees when they are deciding where they want to work.

However, the survey of more than 2,000 Canadian employees conducted by Aon Consulting, also showed more than 30 per cent of Canadian workers are unhappy with their benefits.

Anytime dissatisfaction is in excess of 25 per cent, it’s a pretty good indication employers might be doing something wrong, said Marilynne Madigan of Aon Consulting.