Unum research: Well-communicated benefits packages are essential to employee engagement

Well-communicated benefits packages are essential to employee engagement.

According to Unum’s Financial protection research, 91% of companies with high levels of engagement (above 80%) communicate details of their benefits via a face-to-face meeting. Printed handouts were preferred for 64% of highly engaged companies.

The research also found that an organisation is only half as likely to have a high engagement level if it chooses to communicate information electronically rather than face to face.

However, a highly engaged workforce can have a financial impact on the organisation, because only 36% of companies with engagement levels above 80% have been impacted by long-term absence.

Marco Forato, chief marketing officer at Unum, said: “The importance of taking time out to meet with employees to explain the benefits of employee benefits packages should not be underestimated.”

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