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As an HR professional, I know all too well how difficult it is to attract and retain talent in today’s job market. With record numbers of employees searching for new opportunities, many of us are struggling to fill talent gaps and discover which benefits will not only set us apart but also make us a true people-first organization by providing real, differentiated value for our people.

Now more than ever, providing robust health insurance plans and generous, holistic wellness benefits is essential and not just because of “The Great Resignation.” The pandemic has driven a backlog of medical care; over the last two years, more than 40% of adults have delayed or avoided care because of COVID concerns We’ve also seen a mental health epidemic and a spike in substance abuse disorders. Employees are navigating more complex life situations than ever before; organizations, especially those that claim to be people-first, have an obligation help them through it by investing in their wellbeing.

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