Employers fail to communicate value of perks

Employers are investing large amounts of money in their employee benefits package, yet are failing to communicate the value of these perks to staff. As a result, a quarter of respondents to Origen’s 2006/2007 Annual employee benefits survey believe that their employees are indifferent towards or attach little value to the non-salary perks they receive, and only 13% believe that they are highly valued by staff.

Despite spending 20%-30% of their business’ total outgoings on their benefits package, nearly three-quarters (71%) of respondents said that their communications strategy is no more than satisfactory, while a further 21% rated it as poor. Just 4% of respondents believed their communications process was excellent. But despite these figures, employers are aware of the importance of communication.

More than three-quarters (77%) said that ongoing communication with staff was essential if they were to gain a return on investment on their benefits expenditure.

For a copy of the survey, call 0845 226 5196 or email employeebenefits@origenfs.co.uk