Nearly one-third of organizations increased their overallbenefits offerings in the last 12 months, mainly to get a leg up ontheir competitors, according to the Society for Human ResourceManagement’s 2017 Employee Benefits Survey.

The top reason for increasing benefits was to remain competitivein the talent marketplace, as two-thirds (68 percent) of the 3,227human resource professionals surveyed say last year theyexperienced recruiting difficulty and skill shortages for certaintypes of jobs.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.