Metlife Insurance assesses what employees want post-pandemic

Mary Gabriel, Senior Client Relationship Manager, Corporate Distribution at MetLife

A focus on health and wellbeing, and a job with purpose, is what is going to make employers stand out for the workforce of the future, say experts at MetLife’s corporate partner event.

The panel discussion revolved around how employers can support the modern workforce, and develop new ways of working to prepare their people for the future.

Metlife Insurance’s Employee Benefits Trends report

“The pandemic has refocused the minds of employees. It’s not about pay any more,” said Mary Gabriel, Senior Client Relationship Manager, Corporate Distribution at MetLife.

“Our recent Employee Benefits Trends report show that overwhelmingly employees want their employer to support their wellbeing and offer flexibility to cope with life’s challenges.”

“There’s a great opportunity now for employers to step up and tap into these trends and offer new, innovative benefits and solutions to support their employees’ health and wellbeing.”

Metlife Insurance’s 360Health solution

MetLife’s 360Health offering focuses on all that and more. 360Health is an end-to-end health solution with tools, resources and information for holistic health management, designed to help customers prevent and manage serious illnesses so they can live healthier for longer.

360Health takes a holistic approach across the entire health spectrum from prevention, early detection, return to health and ongoing care, as well as providing financial support.

360Health partnered with Teladoc Health, expanding the program to include mental health assist, expert medical opinions, GP support, and nutrition assessments, delivered virtually.

PwC Head of People & Culture Catherine Walsh said, “The pandemic has highlighted that companies putting employee health and wellbeing at the centre of what they do are the ones that are coming out of this with a more resilient and productive workforce.

“A heightened focus on employee mental health and wellbeing will be critical not only for making hybrid working work, but for boosting engagement, connection and productivity.”

“To attract and retain the best people, employers need to create opportunities and experiences for workers. Work that is meaningful and gives employees a chance to make a difference.”