If employ­ers rely on ben­e­fits to attract employ­ees, what is it about the ben­e­fits that are attrac­tive?  Essen­tial­ly, alle­vi­at­ing the finan­cial stress peo­ple may feel, com­ing from a vari­ety of sources.  Is that work­ing?  Accord­ing to the recent MetLife sur­vey, only 64% of employ­ees agree.  With com­pa­nies of less than 100 employ­ees, that num­ber plum­mets to 47%.  Sur­veyed fur­ther, the num­ber of employ­ees who agree with the state­ment “I am inter­est­ed in hav­ing my employ­er pro­vide a wider array of non-med­ical ben­e­fits I can choose to pur­chase and pay for on my own,” the num­ber strat­i­fied by the length of employ­ment.  Among those with less than five years in the work­force, 73% agreed.  For those with 5 to 10 years it was 69% and it only drops to 66% for those with 10 to 15 years in the workforce.