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.

Buying flexible benefits

How to get buy-in from the finance director for flexible benefits

Tue, 19 May 2015 | By Robert Crawford

The return on investment needs to be shown.

Quirky

Quirky ways to communicate benefits to staff

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By Marianne Calnan

Innovative communications strategies are key for engaging staff in their benefits. 

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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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Tobin

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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81% offer some form of flexible benefits

Tue, 7 Oct 2014 | By Robert Crawford

Staffcare research: 35% now offer full flex up from 11% 10 years ago. 

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Wires

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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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.

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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.

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Will flexible benefits technology be free in the future?

Wed, 1 Oct 2014

Pros and cons for both sides of the debate.

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Edenred posts financial results for the first half of 2014

Edenred UK Thu, 7 Aug 2014

Edenred has revealed that issue volume is up 12.3 per cent like for like to €8.3bn.

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.

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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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