As part of our Workforce Trends Report Series, this addendum highlights key findings and implications based on responses from 188 K-12 organizations that participated in our 2023 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey.

For leaders in the K-12 education sector, the past three years have been spent reconfiguring a new normal. Familiar challenges such as attraction, retention and engagement pose a talent issue for HR, while healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets. However, emerging from pandemic conditions is creating more room for strategic instead of reactive operations.

While K-12 organizations may continue to face challenging times in the coming years, there are strategies available to alleviate some of the difficulties. Enhancing HR technology, for instance, can help reduce the strain associated with changes and progress, including administrative challenges.

Key highlights

Our research found that the top priorities for K-12 organizations include:

  1. Maximizing mental health resources while also containing medical and pharmacy costs
  2. Offering skill growth opportunities to staff to help counteract burnout and increase employee engagement
  3. Leveraging HR technology efficiencies to support staff retention
  4. Developing a comprehensive financial wellbeing strategy to enhance employee trust and support workplace cultural goals

Read Gallagher's K-12 addendum from our 2023 Benefits Strategy & Benchmarking Survey to review the comprehensive findings and insights.

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