8 benefits and policies that are making your company seem outdated

Georgene Huang & Liv McConnell Contributor Georgene Huang is CEO and Co-founder and Liv McConnell is Associate Editor at Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, providing them with free resources like career connections, job listings, community advice, virtual events and hard-to-find intel about how companies treat women.

The competition for top talent today is more fierce than ever. And when it comes to attracting and retaining that talent, we know that benefits play a major hand in how well an employer fares.

To that end, Fairygodboss, the largest career community for women, in partnership with Extend Fertility recently conducted research on the benefits today’s female talent cares most about. After surveying 1,000 professional women, we found a full 87% of them said a company’s benefits package was either important or very important to them when evaluating a job offer.

The presence — or lack thereof — of certain benefits also had a noticeable impact on respondents’ likelihood to stay at an employer. Given that, when a worker leaves a company, it can cost 33% of their annual salary to replace them, ensuring benefits packages are up to snuff is crucial for

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