Glassdoor 2013 Employment Confidence Survey Reveals A Strong Belief In Premium Health Benefits

A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive shows that employees want premium health benefits. A third of all employees believe the benefits packages they are offered are not as good as benefit packages provided by other companies. When taken side-by-side with the a greater employee confidence in the post-recession job market, it is clear to PT Benefits that many employers should be looking for better options when it comes to providing premium health benefits. These important findings can be found in Glassdoor’s Q2 2013 Employment Confidence Survey.

 Premium Health Benefits Preferred

When it comes to employee benefits, the 21st century shift into specialized perks does not seem to catch the fancy of most workers. Whether it is as simple as complimentary coffee and donuts at the office or as specialized as pet insurance and discounted gym memberships, such incentives simply do not rank high when compared to premium health benefits. Google gives employees free gourmet food and General Mills provides free dry cleaning, but those fancy perks ultimately do not have much of an impact. The in-depth survey found only one in five employees believe such fancy perks plays a part in determining job choice.

According to the Glassdoor Employment Confidence Survey, the number one perk for employees is premium health benefits. Done online and anonymously, the survey clearly demonstrates that more than three out of four workers rank quality medical plans as the employee benefit they care the most about and truly value. Pontrelli, Timour & Associates believes such findings should not be ignored.

The Survey’s List of the Top Employee Preferences:

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Glassdoor Survey Highlights Premium Health Benefits

While the top four were included by 60% at the low end to 76% at the high end of the employees surveyed, the bottom five were all in the low to mid 20s. The results reveal a desire by employees to receive quality care and support from their employers, both in the short-term and the long-term. Such an expression of preference should be taken seriously by every employer, particularly in light of the secondary conclusions about employee confidence in relation to the current job market.

The new survey also reveals that over 40% of employees believe they could find a job in the next six months that matches both their experience level and salary expectations. What is so impressive is that this confidence measurement point is the highest it has been since the third quarter of 2009. Such a finding in regards to employee confidence  should put employers on notice when it comes to effectively fulfilling the new healthcare requirements of the Affordable Care Act and providing premium health benefits.

Rusty Rueff, Glassdoor career and workplace expert, who ran global HR departments at Electronic Arts and PepsiCo, explains the implications of this shift for companies across the board: “In today’s environment of greater workplace transparency – combined with employees’ growing sense of confidence about the state of the job market – job seekers will be looking for companies that communicate clearly about the future of the business, the path for career advancement, and who address their benefit needs.”

Premium Health Benefits Delivered

Pontrelli, Timour & Associatess wholeheartedly agrees with the conclusions of the Glassdoor’s Q2 2013 Employment Confidence Survey. While providing premium health coverage is becoming a necessity in order to remain competitive in your field, being able to clearly communicate both the details of such packages and the future of the business as a whole is important as well. If employees are going to embrace the culture of your company, they need to feel embraced by the company. To learn more about how PT Benefits can deliver premium health coverage and benefits packages to your employees, please call 866-782-9899 or fill out our handy contact form.

Raphy Timour