MetLife Employee Benefit Trends

Work-Life Reimagined: How the Healthcare Industry Can Take on the Challenge

A report based on MetLife’s 17th Annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study 2019

  • Financial concerns underscore work-life realities
  • The essential role for benefits in today’s work-life world
  • Optimizing workplace culture to drive purposeful differentiation
  • Work-life reimagined: Actions healthcare employers can take today

The healthcare industry is right in the middle of this major population shift. On one hand, as the U.S. population ages, healthcare needs will continue to grow. The healthcare industry is striving to keep pace with the market’s demand.

However, the jobs boom comes with challenges for healthcare employers. Low unemployment rates, combined with skill gaps and continuing boomer retirements, amplify the war for talent, and in some regions, create more positions than available workers.

In the rapidly changing healthcare environment, employers are taking on hiring, retention, and burnout challenges by rethinking employee experiences and seeking solutions to augment support for employees both inside and outside of work. Year over year, more healthcare employers see value in a holistic approach that helps employees successfully blend work and life. But there’s a disconnect between employer and employee perceptions, and this gap is increasing.

MetLife’s 17th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study examines both employer and employee mindsets to help healthcare employers effectively navigate industry growth by optimizing benefits strategies to attract, retain, and support a diverse and vital workforce.

Download the report to get more detailed information on these key takeaways:

  • Seek deeper understanding 
  • Help employees achieve financial wellness
  • Design holistic, employee-centric programs
Actions Healthcare Employers Can Take Today
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