Case study: Unisys has three categories of flex

IT services company Unisys has had a flexible benefits scheme for 13 years. This has changed a lot over that time to reflect staff interests, and is split into three categories – security, wellbeing and lifestyle.

Unisys’ workforce has an 80/20 male/female split, most staff have at least 10 years’ service, and the average salary is about £50,000. Andrew White, reward manager, says: “We found high interest in security-type benefits rather than lifestyle, so tried to tailor as many as we can in the insurance sector.”

Security benefits include critical illness insurance, travel insurance and group income protection. Wellbeing perks include dental insurance and health screening, which staff can also buy for their partner. The lifestyle range includes holiday trading, childcare vouchers and retail vouchers. Unisys also offers experience days and magazine subscriptions.

Core benefits include private medical insurance for all staff, and life assurance.

Most popular benefits are critical illness, dental insurance, holiday trading and income protection.

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