The Benefits Employees Will Leave for

A strong job market is giving employees and job seekers an edge while putting pressure on employers and their benefits managers to draw top-notch talent. And, according to a recent

Employee Benefit Adviser article, employees are ready and willing to jump ship — if the benefits are right, according to new research from Gallup.

While there has been a shift in the “cool” and extensive amenities coming from the tech titans in Silicon Valley, employers need to know exactly what matters to workers when making their employment decisions so they can make informed decisions about how to best compete for top talent. According to Gallup’s research, at least one-third of workers say they would leave their job for specific benefits and perks.

While great health benefits definitely are a plus, employees have expanded their benefits wish list. The following are the percentage of employees who say they would leave their job for another when that offered the following perks:

  • Full-time flexible working locations - 35%
  • Part-time flexible working locations - 37%
  • Profit sharing - 40%
  • Paid leave (sick days/medical/personal leave) - 48%
  • Insurance coverage other than health (dental/vision/etc.) - 48%
  • Retirement plan/401(k) with employer matches - 50%
  • Flex-time - 51%
  • Retirement plan with defined benefits - 51%
  • Paid vacation - 53%
  • Monetary bonuses - 54%
  • Health insurance - 61%
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