REAL LIFE NEEDS

-75% of employers named employee retention as their top benefits objective.


-58% of these employers find that developing a benefits program that helps employees balance work and life is the most important way to retain employees.


-54% of all unscheduled absences reported in a 2006 survey were the result of family issues, personal needs, and stress.

-80% of workers feel stress on the job, with nearly half saying that they need help learning to manage stress.

-52% of human resource professionals reported that they have been approached by employees at their organizations who are having a difficult time focusing on their tasks at hand.

-70% reported that they have been approached by employees who feel they have trouble achieving work/life balance.

-87% of workers are seeking or have sought companies that were flexible, supportive and understanding of personal and family needs.