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It's no secret employee benefits costs continue to rise.

And 2019 won't be any different.

Health benefits alone are projected to increase 6% over this year.

So how are rising benefits costs impacting employers and employees?

What will businesses do to deal with these rising prices?

To what degree do benefits impact attracting and retaining employees?

For insights into these questions and more, check out the stats below, as we're gathering every relevant piece of data about workplace benefits.

Subscribe and check back regularly - we're constantly adding new stats to the list.

Need more? These and stats from recent years are all included in our Ultimate Collection of Employee Benefits database. We also maintain a huge collection of employee engagement and loyalty stats, to help you get a complete picture of what's happening in offices across the country.

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We used to keep these statistics on our employee engagement and loyalty stats page, but we feel like benefits are complex enough to merit their own collection. Like each of our stat pages, we'll update this one on a weekly basis.

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Benefits and Employee Engagement/Retention/Recruitment Statistics

  • More than 35% of 18-34 year olds ranked compensation as the top motivating factor to leave their job (Ceridian)

  • More than 80% of employees would quit their jobs for better development opportunities (ExecuSearch)

  • 71% of employees would quit if another employer offered them flexible scheduling in a new job (ExecuSearch)

  • 73% of U.S. workers said health and wellness programs are a consideration in deciding whether to work for a company (OfficeTeam)

  • 87% of U.S. workers ages 18-34, 70% ages 35-54, and 44% ages 55+ factor in health and wellness offerings in their job decisions (OfficeTeam)

  • 79% of men and 65% of women consider health and wellness in their employment decisions (OfficeTeam)

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2019 Salary and Base Compensation Statistics

  • A little less than half of employers said it's difficult to meet compensation requirements (LaSalle)

  • More than 60% of employers plan to raise wages in 2019, with 70% saying increase will range from .5% to 3% (LaSalle)

2019 Healthcare and Wellness Benefits Statistics

  • Almost half of adult workers don’t think employers see mental health as an acceptable reason for an absence (University of Phoenix)

  • 26% of U.S. workers favored incentives that reward healthy behavior, while 22% said the same of programs with fitness facilities (23%) (OfficeTeam)

  • 20% of companies don’t offer health and wellness programs (OfficeTeam)

2019 Retirement Benefits Statistics

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2019 PTO, Vacation and Time Off Statistics

  • One-third of employees admitted calling in sick when they weren’t ill to get out of work (O.C. Tanner)

  • 68% of employees call in sick less than once a year and 12% call in once a year (O.C. Tanner)

  • More than one-third of employees who have called in sick agreed that their work situation keeps them from being happy in other areas of their lives, and 40% of those who called in sick said they don’t trust their senior leaders (O.C. Tanner)

  • More than one-third of workers have taken days off for mental health in the past 12 months, while 61% have taken days off for physical issues (University of Phoenix)

  • Parents with children under 18 were almost twice as likely as non-parents to take at least one mental health day per year (University of Phoenix)

2019 Flexible Working Statistics

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2019 Benefits Management Statistics

  • Two-thirds of HR leaders agree that the HR function has undergone or is undergoing a digital change (KPMG)

  • 70% of HR leaders recognize the need for workforce transformation, while 40% said they have a digital workplace at the organizational or HR level (KPMG)

  • Almost 40% of HR leaders feel very confident about HR’s ability to transform, and 35% said their company’s current culture is more task-oriented than innovative or experimental (KPMG)

  • 42% of HR leaders agree that readying the workforce for a future with AI will be one of HR’s biggest challenges during the next five years (KPMG)

  • In the next two years, 60% of HR leaders plan to invest in predictive analytics, 53% will invest in enhanced process automation and 47% in AI (KPMG)

  • 25% (up from 16% in spring of last year) of leaders perceive that existing employees have the digital talent to execute their company’s digital strategy (Deloitte)

  • 75% of leaders believe that AI, robotics and IoT are making fundamental changes within their organization (Deloitte)

  • 47% of HR professionals found managing performance and providing professional development opportunities challenging; 43% found aligning talent retention strategy with business objectives challenging; and 40% said that handling employee mergers and acquisitions was challenging (XpertHR)

  • 14% of small business owners had experience with outsourcing HR administration, and 7% didn’t know this was an option (Oasis)

  • For small business owners with experience in outsourcing HR administration, the top three services most frequently outsourced were payroll administration (58%), 401(k) (42%), and benefits (40%) (Oasis)

  • Employers believe some of the most challenging issues in the year ahead are:

    • Offering competitive compensation and benefits (31%)
    • Developing employees and future leaders for succession (23%)
    • Building a positive brand and culture (20%)
    • Maintaining ongoing regulatory compliance (19%)
    • Measuring and managing employee performance (18%)
    • Creating operational efficiencies with overall HR administration (16%) (Oasis)

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2019 Employee Perks and Other Miscellaneous Benefits Statistics

  • 62% of millennials are generally satisfied with their benefits (LaSalle)

  • 49% of millennials are pleased with training and development programs at their company (LaSalle)

  • 86% of employees said it is important for employers to provide learning opportunities (Ceridian)

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