As part of our Workforce Trends Report Series, this addendum highlights key findings and implications based on responses from 225 K-12 organizations that participated in our 2022 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey.

Compensation constraints, increased regulation and rising stress and burnout have put K-12 employers in a tough spot. Attrition rates have gone up as employees migrated to other industries, and the pool of talent has diminished.

Similar to other sectors and industries whose employees continue to experience stress and burnout, mental and emotional health have come into sharper focus in 2022 — except the impacts of turnover and increasing regulations are combined with a responsibility to support the wellbeing of students, elevating this challenge. Offering improved access to mental health resources and inclusive benefits that provide greater choice are two ways to take a more holistic approach.

Key highlights

Our research found that the top total rewards aspects enhanced to meet recruitment and retention objectives include:

  • Base salary
  • Medical benefits
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Leave policies
  • Retirement options

Download the K-12 addendum to review the comprehensive findings and insights.

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