Communication is a critical ingredient in the remote-work era, and experts say it’s particularly important as open enrollment season begins. Remote workers are more anxious about their finances than onsite or hybrid workers, according to a recent survey by MetLife, and experts say gaps like that illustrate why it’s pivotal for companies to ensure remote workers have access to the same information and opportunities as their in-office counterparts. Continued recruiting and retention challenges only further underscore the stakes when it comes to communication about benefits. “We’re at a critical moment in the employee-employer relationship. As we look to build more inclusive cultures and further support today’s workforce – including how and where our employees work – benefit communication is vital,” said Jenn Kischell, vice president, workforce engagement at MetLife, in a press release.
As open enrollment arrives, many remote workers are anxious. Here’s why.
November 7, 2022