More than one-third of all employees are prepared to bolt their current employer absent an improvement in their benefits package.
So notes new research from Aflac Inc., Columbus, Ga., which published this finding in its 2012 Aflac Workforces Report. The company conducted the survey in partnership with the national polling firm Research Now.
When asked how influential a benefits package is in the decision to leave a current employer, 34% of the report’s respondents say “very influential” or “extremely influential.” And when asked what their current employer could do to keep them at their job, 49% say “improve my benefits package.”
The report reveals that nearly half (49%) of workers are at least somewhat likely to look for a new job in the next 12 months. And more than a quarter (27%) are very or extremely likely.
The report also reveals a correlation between satisfaction with benefits and job satisfaction generally.