The keys to good employee outcomes for employers is having employees who understand their employee benefits in terms of their value and how to use them in the most efficient, productive manner for themselves and their families and who simply have an overall sense of well being as it relates to employee benefits. Employers in the past have expressed desire for a good, solid slate of employee benefits to attract and retain people. More importantly than anything else, they do not want there to be any glaring holes that would prompt someone to ask, “Why don’t we have this? Why is it not as good as that?'”
We essentially take employee benefits off the board as a recruitment item for the human resource (HR) department and the company to manage. We aim to enable them to focus on the most important aspects of recruiting their new employee, which are the job the employee is going to fill, the organization he or she is going to join and the reason the employee’s role is important. Employees want to be in a job to which they contribute. They do not want to worry about their employee benefits insurance and whether or not it measures up to those offered by the competition.
A good employee outcome is recognizing the ultimate goal of the employer as it relates to recruiting, making sure to remove all obstacles to it and focusing on the most important thing, which is the job they are going to be offered. It is important for us to make sure those benefits stack up in the marketplace and that they are easy to communicate, easy to understand and that HR has somebody to help support them on an ongoing basis. It is also important that employees have a go-to person to act as their advocate when questions arise and there are opportunities for us to help them and make sure their benefits perform the way they are supposed to.