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Forbes: Inclusive Workplace Begins with Inclusive Benefit Design

By: Sarah Chavarria, EVP and Chief People Officer at Delta Dental of California and Affiliates ​

​The traditional approach to benefit design is no longer sufficient in supporting an increasingly diverse workforce.

Benefits packages, along with compensation and culture, have long been a crucial component of the total rewards package we offer as employers. They’re often the deciding factor as to whether an employee stays or leaves, or whether an employer can attract top talent.

Now, more than ever before, HR leaders must understand the individual health and welfare needs of their diverse workforce and ensure their benefit plan design is embracing those unique needs. Investing in your employees by offering benefits that attend to their specific interests and goals will lead to better overall health outcomes, higher productivity and morale and, ultimately, more engaged employees.

Read the full Forbes article here. ​