By: Dr. Ronald Leopold, vice president, U.S. Business, MetLife

Over the last few years, employers have focused their attention on keeping operations running in the face of recessionary pressures to control costs. And during the downturn, there was a feeling that employees and employers alike were “all in it together” – but as the economy improves, employees are showing signs of feeling overworked and undervalued. Today, according to MetLife’s 9th Annual Study of Employee Benefits Trends, more than one-third (36%) of employees hope to work for a different employer in the next 12 months.  Brokers have an opportunity to help clients see the big picture, and help employers avoid an exodus of talented (and already trained) employees.

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