The key is to think about benefits not in a singular manner, but in terms of product solutions that work throughout the employee’s life cycle and changing needs.

There has been a lot of progress made in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace over the last couple of decades. Many companies believe that they already are providing a diverse and inclusive culture, but that may not be the case when it comes to benefits. As the saying goes, “We’ve come a long way, baby.” Just not far enough.

As the pandemic has forced us to rethink so much, and deal with a tight labor market, it becomes even more essential to recognize that benefits also need to be looked at through the lens of diversity, equality, and inclusion. Both benefits and diversity are critical components of recruiting and retaining top talent. According to, 62% of job candidates would turn down a job if they felt the company culture didn’t value workplace diversity.

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