Both sexes value healthcare, research shows

Male and female employees place equal importance on an organisation’s healthcare provision when deciding whether to move to a new job or remain with their existing employer.

Nearly nine-out-of-10 men (89%) and of women (84%) view healthcare benefits as having an important influence on their decision, according to HSA’s Healthy Working Report.

However, employees’ views of healthcare perks vary according to their age. Three-quarters (77%) of the 25 to 34-year-olds surveyed said healthcare perks were quite important when considering whether to leave an organisation, while 93% of all 35 to 44-year-olds and 92% of staff aged between 45 and 54 years said healthcare provision was very important and a key factor in any decision.

Of the 271 employees surveyed, one-third of 16 to 24-year-olds said healthcare perks were not important at all.