EXCLUSIVE: 76% cite budget as biggest barrier to launching new benefits

EXCLUSIVE: Around three-quarters (76%) of employer respondents cite budget as the biggest barrier to introducing benefits they would like to offer, according to research by Employee Benefits and Staffcare.

The Employee Benefits/Staffcare Benefits research 2017, which surveyed 271 employer respondents in February-March 2017, also found that the percentage of respondents citing technology limitations as a barrier has also grown year on year, up to 19% from 13% in 2016.

This year’s research also bears out an issue that we often hear anecdotally from reward professionals: that they are time poor. In 2017, time is cited as a barrier to introducing benefits they would like to offer by 38% of respondents, up from 29% in 2016.