Benefits tech platform concept Workers estimate that their benefits represent 40 percent of their total compensation, when in fact data show that benefits actually average about 32 percent of a total compensation package. (Image: Shutterstock)

In case you needed more evidence, a new survey underscores the importance of benefits in recruiting and retaining employees and suggests that there’s room for improvement in helping employees fully take advantage of their benefits package.

The survey, conducted by The Harris Poll for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), found 80 percent of respondents would choose a job with benefits over an identical job with 30 percent more salary but no benefits.

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