The Power of Employee Benefits in a Fast Changing Workplace

MetLife Employee Benefit Trends

The Power of Employee Benefits in a Fast Changing Workplace

2 min read February 04, 2020


  • Workforce trends in the UAE are changing
  • Retaining talent, raising productivity
  • Empowering employees: the power of choice
  • Making wellness work harder
  • Financial wellness: a true indicator of engagement
  • The value of communication

The benefits landscape has changed significantly since our last look at the United Arab Emirates in 2014. As the economy shifts due to changing markets and government regulations, so do employer and employee expectations about the workplace. Enhancing employee engagement to drive productivity is now the priority for businesses, and this creates an opportunity for employers.

Business opportunity

Percentage of employers who said providing a wider array of voluntary benefits is a priority 82%

To attract and retain the best talent means offering benefits that go above and beyond the mandated provisions. A well-designed package for employees — from providing customized benefits, to extensive wellness programs, to addressing financial stress in the workplace — is looking increasingly effective. Our study demonstrates this not only boosts recruitment and retention of talent, but also raises productivity.

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