Panama Canal While building the canal was difficult, literally requiring the involvement of multiple countries—and centuries— to take shape, there's no doubt it forever changed the world of commerce. (Photo: Shutterstock)

At first glance, you're probably wondering what on earth the Panama Canal has to do with the employee benefits experience. After all, they have nothing to do with each other and couldn't be any more different. While you're correct on the surface, there are parallels to consider given the expectations – and corresponding changes – underway in the employee benefits category.

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