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"Employers need to focus on the best practices that offer the greatest potential to define them as destination employers," said
Controlling Healthcare Costs Starts with One Notable Shared Attribute
Compared to their peers, both midsize (100-999 full-time employees) and large (1,000+ full-time employees) best-in-class employers more actively manage their healthcare costs. One notable shared attribute was the ability to avoid increasing employee contributions to health plan premiums in 2016. In the midsize group, only 45 percent of the best in class increased employee contributions (vs. 63 percent of peers). This was slightly more prevalent in the large group at 50 percent (vs. 73 percent of peers).
Aligning Business and People Management Strategies to Focus on Performance
The best in class tend to take a more strategic approach to managing human resources that emphasizes business and employee performance. They are more apt to base benefits planning on strategic organizational plans - as seen in 51 percent of midsize employers (vs. 36 percent of peers) and 63 percent of large employers (vs. 47 percent of peers). The best in class also show a strong commitment to supporting employee success. Seventy-six percent of midsize employers give timely and constructive feedback to their employees (vs. 64 percent of peers), and 78 percent of large employers set clear performance goals for their employees (vs. 61 percent of peers).
ABOUT THE BEST-IN-CLASS BENCHMARKING ANALYSIS
Gallagher developed the Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis to provide employers with insights and best practices for managing benefit costs while also attracting and retaining top talent. The analysis uses selected data from 997 midsize employers and 269 large employers that responded to Gallagher's 2016
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