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.
EXCLUSIVE: Also moved to monthly enrolment windows.
EXCLUSIVE: Take up increases by 30%.
LinkedIn research: 36% say flexible working would persuade them to take a job.
EXCLUSIVE: Perks include a dine out card.
Flexiblity is key.
The return on investment needs to be shown.
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.
It has grown its reward strategy.
EXCLUSIVE Vebnet research: Receives an average 20% take up.
Aon research: 44% cite keeping flex plans fresh.
Employee Benefits Awards are on 12 June.