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.

Peel Ports Group-2014

Peel Ports introduces car salary sacrifice scheme

Mon, 10 Aug 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Adding to its flexible benefits package. 

Gender pay

21% gender pay gap for general marketeers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Econsultancy research: 15% for digital marketing specialists.

British Sugar factory

British Sugar introduces holiday trading

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 | By Robert Crawford

EXCLUSIVE: New benefits also include company car scheme.

BNP Paribas team

BNP Paribas wins top prize at Employee Benefits Awards 2015

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 | By Robert Crawford

BNP Paribas won the prestigious Grand Prix award.

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Hyde Group

Hyde Group builds employee engagement with benefits strategy

Tue, 7 Jul 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Strong link with benefits offered and employee engagement.

Nexen employee

Nexen wins buy-in for new flexible benefits technology

Tue, 19 May 2015 | By Robert Crawford

Oil and gas organisation Nexen had to get buy-in for new flexible benefits technology to help pool its benefits online for its 700 employees.

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Flexible benefits

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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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.


Motivate staff with a benefit that appeals to all

Tue, 25 Nov 2014

Home technology benefits have many advantages.

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Pensions and wellbeing remain centre stage for 2015

Edenred UK Thu, 2 Oct 2014

Edenred reflects on the issues that took centre stage at Employee Benefits Live.

Flexible technology future

Will flexible benefits technology be free in the future?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014

Pros and cons for both sides of the debate.

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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