The survey found that 47% of businesses currently offer no employee benefits to their staff. 64% of those working on the frontline don’t receive any employee benefits. Income protection (24%) and health insurance (22%) were cited as the most desirable benefits.the Covid-19 crisis has been devastating for the job market and the true extent of the aftermath is still yet to be revealed. However, the biggest impact has been the human one with people fearing for their lives and their livelihoods, said Charlie Cousins, founder of Hooray Health & Protection. The survey demonstrates that 50% of staff in the UK are already considering seeking new employment, therefore businesses must adapt quickly and significantly to ensure that their workforce are receiving the support they need. Flexible working can be hugely beneficial for businesses, says Cousins, and as the survey suggests, three quarters of staff welcome this. “Employers who embrace this new way of working are likely to be the ones who find increased productivity and morale among their staff as they provide a better work-life balance to employees.
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