International law firm Trowers and Hamlins has about 700 employees and partners, with more than 150 of these based in the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Egypt.
Three years ago, the firm decided to ensure its reward package would increase awareness, appreciation and participation in employee benefits, and also improve staff retention, engagement and recruitment.
Trowers and Hamlins also put in place an online benefits tool, called th&me, with the help of Thomsons Online Benefits, which saw the launch of online flex across all its locations.
Although the firm could not offer salary sacrifice arrangements to its international offices because of local restrictions, it was able to allow staff to alter the levels on life assurance, and buy and sell holiday.
After the launch, 60% of employees agreed that they perceived an increase in their remuneration as a result of th&me.
Paul Robinson, director of HR, says: “All employees and some partners globally now see th&me as part of life at Trowers and Hamlins, providing a great understanding of the value of their benefits package, enabling them to choose various levels of benefits via the flex scheme.”
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