Furthermore, over two-thirds of employers are keen to pay their staff something for up to a year as part of a benefits package.
These were two key findings of a new Unum and Personnel Today study which involved questioning a series of HR professionals.
When it comes to the types of benefits packages offered, almost eight out of ten employers made sure death in service or life insurance were available to staff, while around six out of ten provide private medical insurance.
Jack McGarry, chief executive of Unum UK, was keen to note though: "Over three-quarters of employers provide death in service/life assurance to their employees. However, employees are three times more likely to be unable to work due to illness or injury than to die during their working lives."
The research comes as the Office for National Statistics has highlighted that staff in sales jobs work an average of 36.3 hours a week today - shorter than any other time in the past 20 years.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Executive News