Small Business Benefit Trends 2021

February 3, 2021

Small businesses have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are trying hard to stand by their people while doing everything they can to make it through the crisis. In this timely webinar, a panel of national experts discusses the specific challenges small businesses are facing and how they plan to approach employee benefits in the year ahead.

The panel also explores findings from the Unum 2021 Small Business Benefit Trends Report, which surveyed more than 300 businesses with under 250 employees across the United States.

Watch the webinar to learn:

  • How smart entrepreneurs have pivoted and responded creatively to capture new opportunities and survive exceptionally challenging conditions
  • What small businesses are planning for their 2021 employee benefits, and how they’re walking the line between staying afloat economically and staying well positioned to thrive in a post-pandemic future
  • How women-owned businesses are evolving to stay flexible and economically viable in an environment that has forced a huge number of women out of the workplace
COVID-19 resource center

Stay up to date and informed with the latest company information and helpful links on our COVID-19 resource center.

Scott O headshot

Scott Omelianuk

Editor in Chief, Inc.

Scott Omelianuk recently joined Inc. as Editor in Chief, where he oversees the brand’s recognition programs, events, and content, and is charged with creating new lines of business to support the entrepreneurial community. Though in the role for less than a year, he has already redesigned Inc.’s digital and print properties, launched a data product for firms looking to invest in small businesses, partnered with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on a series of SMB town halls and created its breakout Best in Business franchise. Honored with Ad Age A-List and Media Vanguard awards, Scott is a sought-after speaker on entrepreneurship, marketing and branding. 

Jill Sasso Headshot

Jill Sasso, SHRM-SCP

Vice President, Human Resources, Governance & Programs, WBENC 

Jill Sasso is responsible for strategic human resource planning and alignment of human resource strategies with organizational vision and mission at the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). In addition, she leads the strategic planning and execution of WBENC programs and oversees the WBENC Board of Directors governance functions. Jill joined the WBENC team in 2016 after serving as Senior Vice President on the leadership team of a large WBENC-certified, women-owned firm. 
Shea Treadway headshot

Shea Treadway

Vice President of Small Business, Unum

Shea Treadway is Unum's Vice President of small business. In this role, he leads the company's development and execution of strategy focused on taking care of the unique employee-benefit needs of small employers and their advisers. Treadway began his career with Unum in 2001 and has worked in leadership positions throughout the organization.

You may be interested in

Guide image
Webinar 8-27-2020


The future of leave

This new guide explores how employee expectations for leave have changed, the four essentials of a future-ready leave program, and how to build a strategy that lasts.

Episode 21 image


Episode 21: Paid leave during a pandemic: The state response

HR compliance is more complex than ever, particularly with leave and absence management. In this podcast episode, you’ll get an overview of paid leave laws, both pre-pandemic and those being signed into law amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.