Participation Open for the Northeast Wisconsin Employer Benefit Survey

Survey helps employers define benefit benchmarks to attract and retain top talent

Published Monday, August 3, 2020

The Fox Cities Regional Partnership, the economic development division of the Fox Cities Chamber, announces its third annual Northeast Wisconsin Benefit Survey in an effort to help local employers stay competitive in the workplace and position the Fox Cities and surrounding communities as a more competitive region for attracting and retaining the best talent. The benefit survey can be completed online at To encourage mass participation in the comprehensive survey, organizations who complete the online survey by August 31 will receive a complimentary digital copy of the survey’s results by October 30th.


A benefits survey commissioned by QuickBooks Payroll found that 75% of people seeking a new job would choose one with a good benefits package over another. Furthermore, the survey reported that 87% of employees would choose more benefits over a pay raise.


A comprehensive package, including wages, benefits, and culture, is what influences employees to remain in a position or potentially pursue new opportunities. The goal of this survey is to gauge the competitiveness of currently offered benefits, as well as inspire employers to brainstorm ways to boost employee engagement and improve overall workplace culture. A thoughtful benefits package can boost productivity, retain and attract new talent and improve work/life integration.


“Exceptional employee benefits can be key to an employers’ success. They can increase employee engagement and show employees that you care about their wellbeing,” shared Jennifer Brown, Senior Director of Existing Industry & Innovation at the Fox Cities Chamber and Regional Partnership. “The Benefits Survey will help Fox Cities employers understand which benefits are valued most in order to provide a more supportive and productive work environment.”


The Northeast Wisconsin Benefit Survey is brought to you by the Fox Cities Regional Partnership of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and in partnership with United Way Fox Cities, Child Care Resource Referral, Inc. and First Five Fox Valley. Additional information and access to the survey is available online now through August 31 at


A summary of the survey results will be shared during “Benefits of Investing in Employee Wellbeing”, a virtual forum on October 28, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In addition to the survey results, the Fox Cities Chamber and partners will share solutions for businesses success with employee friendly workplace strategies to help attract and retain talent. Initial Fox Cities Employee Friendly Workplace Initiative Certification will also be shared. Registration is available at


For more information, please contact Jennifer Brown, Senior Director of Existing Industry and Innovation at the Fox Cities Regional Partnership or (920) 831-4905.