Report: How Small Businesses Can Adapt to Workforce Transformation
The ongoing impact of the pandemic has put small business owners to the test as they navigate unprecedented business restrictions, a prolonged economic downturn, uncertainty surrounding pandemic relief initiatives, and the changing work-life environment.
Even as we emerge from some of the restrictions, employees are feeling the pressures of uncertain or heavier workloads, long-term work from home or workplace safety issues, and health and financial concerns. As a result, employees are looking to their employers for support.
Small businesses who understand the shifts in employee needs and expectations, and take steps to enhance their well-being, will have a more productive and successful workforce.
- As small businesses assess employees’ needs and look ahead, 68% predict employee well-being will have a major impact on the workplace of the future.
- 55% of small business employees see their benefits as more important because of the pandemic.
- Nearly half (48%) of small business employees say the benefits offered by their employer were an important reason why they came to work for the organization.
- Employees who are satisfied with their benefit options are more likely to be productive, and more likely to feel motivated, valued, and appreciated.
- 55% of small business employees are interested in having their employer offer a wider array of non-medical benefits. And 64% say it would make them more loyal.
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