Flexible benefits

Flexible Benefits

Flexible benefits schemes enable employers to allow staff to select the benefits that suit them. Known as cafeteria benefits in the USA flex is seen as a popular way to integrate benefits packages during mergers and acquisitions and at other times of company change. Flexible benefits schemes can include a wide range of options for staff to select from, including tax-efficient benefits such as childcare vouchers and mobile phones or salary sacrifice pensions contributions. The growth of technology means more providers and consultants in the market have reduced costs and bespoke flexible benefits plans have become increasingly popular as a means of offering more tailored employee choice.

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Engine Group raises awareness via benefits fairs

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

EXCLUSIVE: To highlight flexible benefits window.

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Pera Consulting boosts engagement with benefits platform

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Revamped flex and pension schemes. 

Ricoh Europe appoints Donna Nind

Multiple flex windows boost employee engagement

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 | By Clare Bettelley

Ricoh Europe offers monthly windows.


82% want benefits to reflect their priorities

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 | By Louise Fordham

EXCLUSIVE DAM research: 41% want mortgage advice. 

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What is on employers’ wish lists for a benefits portal?

Thu, 24 Sep 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Remote access, branding and easy navigation are important features.

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Home Group boosts engagement with benefits and recognition portal

Thu, 24 Sep 2015

It introduced a bespoke, tablet-optimised portal.

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas aligns multiple benefits schemes to achieve business vision

Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By Tynan Barton

It provides one flexible benefits scheme to seven core businesses.

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Holiday buy and sell receive highest take up in flex

Thu, 4 Jun 2015 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE Vebnet research: Receives an average 20% take up.


63% say communication is key flex challenge

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 | By Marianne Calnan

Aon research: 44% cite keeping flex plans fresh.

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Buyer's guide to flexible benefits technology

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 | By Alison Coleman

Technology has evolved to transform schemes’ operation.

Neil McCawley, Wolseley

Neil McCawley: Engagement and cost the focus for Awards finalists video

Tue, 26 May 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Employee Benefits Awards are on 12 June.

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Buck Consultants at Xerox selects Thomsons Online Benefits as a technology partner

Buck Consultants at Xerox Thu, 10 Sep 2015

Buck Consultants at Xerox has selected Thomsons Online Benefits as a technology partner.

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White paper: International Benefits Management – managing your global benefits strategy download

Jelf Employee Benefits Thu, 10 Sep 2015

Global mobility of employees is on the rise, which can add further complexity to your flexible benefits picture. 

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In Focus: How to choose a flexible benefits provider — seven top tips download

Jelf Employee Benefits Thu, 10 Sep 2015

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at some of the key considerations employers should think about when choosing a flexible benefits provider. 


The future of employee benefits?

Jelf Employee Benefits Wed, 26 Aug 2015

The insurer UNUM has just published a new report on The Future of Employee Benefits, which makes an interesting read for anyone considering reshaping their existing remuneration package.

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Personal Group partners with Kew Green Hotels for benefits programme

Personal Group Fri, 19 Dec 2014

Personal Group’s platform offers more than 8,000 retail discounts, travel discounts and more.

Duncan Brown

Duncan Brown: Making the case for flexible benefits

Tue, 19 May 2015

Employers must demonstrate the return on investment.

Jim Lister

Jim Lister: Employers must consider the potential risks involved in data mining

Wed, 4 Mar 2015

Consideration should be given to whether consent is necessary.


Simon Naylor: Has flexible benefits had its day?

Wed, 26 Nov 2014

There are numerous examples to make use of flex.

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