The 10th annual survey of employee benefits trends and attitudes, commissioned by MetLife, produced two overriding results:
--Employees and employers alike value employee benefits as an incentive to attract and keep workers.
--Employees want retirement and health benefits and are apt to change jobs to go where they're offered.
The new study, released Monday, found that employee loyalty is declining, and about 1 in 3 employees said they plan to leave their current employer by the end of the year.
For many, a job change is motivated by this finding: "Nearly half of all employees surveyed said that because of the economy they are counting on employers' benefits programs to help with their financial protection needs," and that percentage climbed higher the younger the worker.
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