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Having competitive group benefits as an employer is essential for several reasons. Firstly, offering attractive employee benefits helps attract and retain top talent in a competitive job market. According to a survey by Glassdoor (2017), nearly 60% of job seekers consider company benefits as one of the most important factors when deciding on a job offer. By providing comprehensive health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off, and other valuable perks, employers can demonstrate their commitment to the well-being and satisfaction of their employees (Proverbs 22:9). This not only helps attract skilled professionals but also reduces turnover rates and associated recruitment costs.
 
Secondly, competitive group benefits contribute to overall employee morale and productivity. When employees have access to quality healthcare coverage or wellness programs, they are more likely to prioritize their physical and mental well-being (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). A study conducted by MetLife found that employees who are satisfied with their workplace benefits report higher levels of loyalty towards their employer (85%) compared to those who are dissatisfied (41%). Moreover, providing retirement savings options like matching contributions encourages long-term financial planning among employees while fostering a strong sense of confidence [RR1] about their future.
 
In summary, having competitive group benefits is crucial for employers looking to attract top talent, enhance employee engagement, and foster loyalty within the workforce. By aligning these offerings with biblical principles promoting fairness (Leviticus 19:13) and caring for others' needs; employers can create an environment where employees feel valued both personally and professionally. Ultimately this leads to improved retention rates (Proverbs 27:18), increased productivity, lower recruitment costs while fulfilling the call to treat others as we would want ourselves treated (Matthew 7:12).