Feb 09, 2016 06:20 PM EST

Most Important Employee Benefits You Need To Have

Members of the MEP greens party demonstrate in support of fully paid paternity leave
Members of the MEP greens party and their children demonstrate in support of the party's bid for fathers to obtain two weeks fully paid paternity leave on February 23, 2010 outside a room where the Committee for gender equality and women's rights of the European Parliament is assembled at the European Parliament. AFP PHOTO GEORGES GOBET (Photo credit should read GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images)
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Employee benefits are important for job satisfaction. A survey has revealed that it is not just the salary that is important, but what the company offers the employee in terms of non-monetary benefits.

The 2013 Aflac WorkForces Report under the heading "The Hidden Rewards of Voluntary Benefits" revealed that workers enjoying employee benefits are satisfied with their jobs and are more likely to stay than to look for greener pastures.

This study revealed that 60 percent of employees with voluntary benefits are 1.2 times more likely to say they are not going to look for a job in the next year, compared to 49 percent of employees who do not enjoy voluntary benefits.

In addition, the survey also found that workers with employee benefits are more likely to score higher marks on several job satisfaction indicators.

Certainly, not all employee benefits are equal. There are some which are more important than others.

So what are the most important employee benefits that you should see in a company that is inviting you to be a part of? Here are some suggestions.

1. Retirement Plan

This is one of the most important employee benefits you should see in a company. With this benefit you are sure that your future will be secure.

2. Health Care

You don't know when a certain disease will hit you. So, it is good to know that when it strikes, the company you're working for is ready to help you with the medical care that you will require.

3. Paid Leave

This is the most common benefit that a company should have. It should include paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, and if you are an expectant woman, paid maternity leave.

4. Life Insurance

It is good to work for a company who also thinks about the rest of your family if you suddenly kick the bucket. In that way, you are sure that they will be taken care of when you're no longer around.

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