With highly skilled workers even harder to retain, employee benefit packages which enrich the employees life and health protection, not just their pockets, is a package for employers to think about.
If your employees were ill, would you prefer it if they had to wait for treatment on the NHS and were just left to deal with whatever illness they face?
Instead you could provide for a better standard of treatment and rehabilitation treatments so as to get them back to work healthy & happy. By supporting them through difficult times, you will only be increasing their loyalty to your firm.
When taken in conjunction with a carefully designed benefits grid, this really helps employers identify employees truly committed to the firm and reward them accordingly.