Tips to retain your top talent

May 2014

For you, we know every week is Small Business Week, but this week it’s official.

A company’s greatest asset is often said to be its employees. With this in mind, employers should always be thinking of ways they can help keep workers happy and healthy.

While employees who work for small businesses tend to have higher job satisfaction, retention can still be an issue1.

A recent Aflac study shows benefits help retain employees. A whopping 47 percent of small-business employees say that improving their benefits package is one way to keep them at their current jobs. What’s more, 57 percent of small-business employees claim they would be likely to accept a new job with slightly lower pay if it offered better benefits.1

Sometimes the problem isn’t that your company doesn’t offer great benefits, it’s that the employees are unaware or uneducated about their current offerings.

It’s no secret clear communication is key to running a successful business. Consider this: 81 percent of workers agree that a well-communicated benefits package would make them less likely to leave their jobs.1 That’s reason enough to talk with your employees about changes to their benefits plans, explain what their options are and help them see how their benefits are actually a benefit.

Need tips for better employee communication? Visit the Aflac Employer Toolkit for more resources for your small businesses.

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2014 Aflac WorkForces Report. The 2014 Aflac WorkForces Report is the fourth annual Aflac employee benefits study examining benefits trends and attitudes. The study, conducted in January 2014 by Research Now, captured responses from 1,856 benefits decision-makers and 5,209 employees from across the United States.
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