Work-life balance Employee respondents want more help from their bosses, not just in doing their jobs but also in creating a better balance between life and work. (Image: Shutterstock)

A tough job market—for employers—is leading employees to be more outspoken about what they want and expect from the companies they work for, and some of what they’re speaking up for are changes in pay and benefits—especially when it comes to financial wellness.

According to MetLife’s 16th annual U.S. Employee Benefit Trends Study, workers are looking for more commitment and involvement in their personal success by employers—including their financial well-being—and a human connection that takes their personal identity into account on the job, as well as giving them a sense of purpose.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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