Jelf Employee Benefits

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We're an award-winning specialist consultancy with expertise in designing solutions that bring sustainable benefits for businesses. But we always start the same way, with a blank sheet of paper — we listen to you.

We can provide advice and practical solutions in the following areas:


Personify — workplace benefits platform
Personify, our benefits platform is designed to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the employees of today and the future:

  • See the complete picture with this centralised hub
  • Better manage your benefits spend
  • Reduce administration
  • Implement internationally
  • Fully personalise the platform to engage your employees and deliver tailored benefits choices

Wellbeing and Protection
We believe there are three main areas to balance in any successful employee wellbeing strategy:

  • Prevention
  • Intervention and
  • Protection

We will work with you to strike the right balance for your business, with:

  • A review of healthcare and protection requirements
  • Absence management guidance
  • Preventative measures, to identify issues before they become medical problems

We offer 4 key pillars of support:

  • Wellbeing – international insurances to cover the financial, emotional and physical wellbeing of your employees
  • Umbrella Scheme – Exclusive iPMI designed for lower risk clients
  • Global Broker Network – Access to a global network of advice, support and local knowledge
  • Corporate Audit – An independent review of your international benefits

Workplace pensions and savings
Expert information and advice to enable you to maximise the value of your workplace savings, pension scheme and wider employee benefits:

  • Consultancy and technical expertise
  • Auto Enrolment
  • Governance services
  • Scheme care and maintenance services
  • Support for company HR function
  • Pension Freedom delivery

Financial planning and education
A range of expert services to deliver better outcomes for employees:

  • ‘Money at Work’ – Lifelong education and support to help your employees take control of their finances
  • ‘Life After Work’ – A range of lifestyle and financial education for individuals as retirement approaches and becomes a reality

Advice from Jelf Financial Planning; a Chartered Financial Planning firm

Let's start by dispelling a myth. If you think that Jelf Employee Benefits is a stereotypical employee benefits consultancy, then we need to set the record straight.

We are far from typical. We owe much, if not all, of our success to a professional, dynamic and driven workforce. We are a business that believes our clients deserve more than recommending the same things, in the same way.

Our company is all about doing things differently, challenging the way it has always been done and developing the way it should be done. It's an approach that has been exceptionally well received by our clients.

Indeed, it's the entrepreneurial culture, supported and encouraged from the very top, that enables us to continually explore and develop opportunities for improvement.


Jelf Employee Benefits

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0333 920 1734


JEB Seminars: How to avoid the “Sold Out!” signs…

The popularity of the Jelf Employment Seminars in London and the South East continues to grow, and we are now regularly attracting employer audiences of more than 200 to our main events.

But why are our events so successful?  Perhaps it’s best to provide just a selection of the quotes from our audience (senior HR and Finance professionals) to do the talking for us on this point:

“Informative, Entertaining, Enjoyable”

“Excellent as always – fun and informative.  Thank you!”

“Thank you.  Delivered professionally & with passion and fun”

“Very informative.  First time attending a Jelf Seminar & will definitely come again”

“Very interesting & different to any other intermediary presentations”

“Excellent event!  Very informative and engaging”

“Brilliant as usual”

And there are many, many more such comments in support of the style and format of our events.

Yet with such success comes a problem.  All too often our clients miss out on seminar places because the events are often fully booked in just a matter of days.  So what can you do to ensure that you have the best chance of securing your place in the future?

A few tips that may help here:

  1. If you have not already, ensure that any potential delegates are on the Jelf mailing lists.  To register delegates on our marketing lists please email with the following details for each delegate:
  • Full name
  • Job Title*
  • Company Name
  • Work Email Address
  • Direct Dial contact number
  1. Ensure that your company internet protocols (particularly spam filters) are set to allow emails and e-shots from Jelf to reach your inbox.
  2. React quickly.  All seminars places are allocated on a strict “first come, first served” basis, so early responders are less likely to be disappointed.  So look out for our invites via our updates and e-shots (where all events are advertised), and (of course) communications from your usual Jelf consultant(s).
  3. When booking a place please ensure that all the required information (for each delegate) is provided, as any omissions here can result in a delay and sometimes the loss of the required seminar place as a result.
  4. Be aware of our Terms and Conditions of acceptance (which includes a late cancellation charge).  All seminar acceptances are deemed to have accepted these terms, and regular breaches (particularly late cancellation of places and/or no shows** on the day) of these rules may result in future non-acceptance of a reservation.
  5. If you live or work away from the South East of England, then you may be better served attending one of our smaller (but no less fun and informative!) regional events.  These events are also advertised on our blog, and we regularly run events in the Bristol/ Cardiff region and Manchester and the North West, as well as other regions as appropriate.  If you would like to be added to the mailing lists for other regions please email

So these simple tips may help you secure those much sought after seminar places in the future.

Finally, please be assured that we have no intention of letting this success go to our heads.  We are constantly looking to improve and add to our usual mix of topical employment subjects, informed (and often fun) speakers, and of course interesting venues. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome.

Thanks for attending in the past, and we hope to see you in one of our forthcoming events later this year.

*these events are targeted at senior HR and Finance professionals – so other job holders may not be offered a seminar place.

Manchester Employment Seminar: Booking now!

2016 has been a turbulent political year so far, and with the dust now settling on the EU referendum result it is time for employers to start preparations for the post-Brexit economy, together with the more mundane – but no less important – everyday challenges of the UK business world.

To help employers confront the tasks ahead we have established a panel of expert educators who will provide our delegates with practical and accessible guidance as follows:

  • An update on all the key Employment Law changes from Sarah Tahamtani
  • How Early Intervention polices can reduce workplace absence with Scott Rayner
  • A look at Unconscious Bias in the workplace by Luise Usiskin
  • A review of the complex & changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert

As ever we also have a fascinating venue for our delegates to enjoy. This time we are in the impressive surrounds of The Conference Chamber at Manchester Town Hall. This venue has been hugely important to the history of Manchester and the surrounding area, and most recently featured in the news agenda as the backdrop to the formal announcement of the North West’s EU referendum result. This fitting venue for our event is well served by many public transport links.

Seminar details:

  • Date:  Wednesday 5th October 2016
  • Timings:  Coffee and registration 09:00; Event begins 09:40; Concludes 12:10
  • Location:  Manchester Town Hall, Albert Square, Manchester, M2 5DB
  • Suitable for:  Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD:  The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost:  FREE!* (including a chance to win a Fortnum & Mason hamper)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here: Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance

Full Agenda:
09:00     Registration, coffee and networking
09:40     Welcome
09:45     Employee Benefits:  “The times they are a changin’…”
The outcome of the EU Referendum has added a further layer of complexity to an already muddled outlook for the world of employee benefits.  With this in mind, Steve will seek to highlight some hot topics which employers may need to better understand.  This session will include employee engagement lessons from the Referendum, how (and why) to engage line managers in benefits offerings & communications, changes to childcare support for working parents, and the ongoing Consultation on Salary Sacrifice benefits.  An important (and hopefully fun) session for all delegates.

Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

10:15     Managing Employee Absence:  “The benefits of Early Intervention”
Employee absence costs are a major drag on the UK economy, yet few employers actively seek to tackle this issue.  Scott Rayner, an Early Intervention expert from insurer Canada Life, will review this topic and clearly demonstrate how the duration of employee absence can be significantly reduced by the use of early intervention tools.

Speaker: Scott Rayner, GIP Proposition Manager, Canada Life Limited

10:35     Delegate Voting
10:45     Break/ Refreshments/ Networking
11:10     Diversity & Inclusion:  “Understanding Unconscious Bias”
We are delighted to welcome Luise Usiskin to our seminar programme.  Luise will seek to provide delegates with an understanding of the nature of Unconscious Bias and how it impacts individual and group attitudes, behaviours and decision making processes.  This is sure to be an important, necessary and enlightening session for all delegates.

Speaker:  Luise Usiskin, Trainer, Challenge Consultancy Ltd

11:35     Employment Law:  “Employment Law update”
Sarah Tahamtani will look at some of the recent developments in the world of Employment Law and look forward to what’s on the horizon.  Topics discussed will include gender pay gap reporting, calculating holiday pay, the apprenticeship levy and the national living wage.   The implications for Employment Law post-Brexit will of course also feature.  A necessary session for all delegates.

Speaker:  Sarah Tahamtani, Partner, Clarion Solicitors

12:00     Prize Draw:  A chance to win a Fortnum and Mason hamper
12:10     Closing comments/ Seminar concludes

Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar

So how do I book a place?

If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email:

…with the following details for each delegate…

    • Full name
    • Job title
    • Company name
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Please add “Manchester Town Hall” to the subject line of your email

I do hope you can join us for this important, informative and fun event.

Jelf Employment Seminar at Harewood House

2016 has been a turbulent political year so far, and with the dust now settling on the EU referendum it is time for employers to prepare for the post-Brexit business world.

To help employers with this significant challenge we would like to invite you to our forthcoming seminar. Our three expert educators will be on hand to provide topical updates as follows:

  • An update on the key Employment Law changes with Rachel Dobson
  • Pension Legislation changes with Susan Andrews
  • A review of the complex and changing world of Employee Benefits with Steve Herbert

We also have an excellent and prestigious venue for our delegates to enjoy.  Harewood House is one of the most important and historic visitor attractions in Yorkshire, and our delegates will have free access to the house and grounds once the seminar concludes.  You will be able to stroll through the “Capability” Brown designed parkland and Bird Garden (which includes Humboldt Penguins & Flamingos), take-in the Farm Experience centre, view life below stairs, and visit the impressive Staterooms all without charge.  The venue is easily accessible by road with ample free parking for all.

Seminar details

  • Date: Wednesday 21st September 2016
  • Timings: Coffee and registration 09:15; Event begins 09:45; Concludes 11:30
  • Location: Harewood House, Harewood, Leeds, LS17 9LQ
  • Suitable for: Senior Human Resources and Finance Professionals
  • CPD: The seminar will qualify for 2 hours CPD
  • Cost: FREE!* (including post event access to Harewood House and grounds)

*All bookings are subject to our usual event terms and conditions (including a late cancellation charge) which can be viewed here:  Jelf Events: Terms and Conditions of acceptance

Full Agenda:
09:15     Registration, coffee and networking
09:45     Welcome
09:50     Employee Benefits:  “Capability for improvement…”
The EU referendum result has left employers facing major uncertainties.  Steve will look at this issue together with the UK’s engagement and productivity deficit, whilst identifying some important and cost effective steps that employers can take to tackle this issue.  This session will include a look at Childcare Vouchers (and its replacement Tax Free Childcare), changing workforce demographics (and absence management), and how to engage line-managers for the good of employer and employee alike.

Speaker:  Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf Employee Benefits

10:20     Pensions:  “How to remain compliant”
Pensions Auto-Enrolment (AE) is now a reality for most UK organisations, yet few appreciate that the duties do not stop with achieving compliance at their staging date.  Sue will look at the on-going issues that many employers overlook, as well as the recent changes to AE requirements.  An important and topical session for all attendees.

Speaker: Susan Andrews, Workplace Savings Consultant, Jelf Employee Benefits

10:35     Break/ Refreshments/ Networking
11:00     Employment Law:  “Employment Law update”
Although the EU referendum dominates the Employment Law headlines, there are many other key changes in this space that employers need to better understand.  Rachel will look at Family Rights, the Fit for Work Service, the National Living Wage, Gender Pay Gap Reporting and of course the implications for Employment Law post Brexit.  A case law update will be included as required.

Speaker:  Rachel Dobson, Employment Law Consultant, Jelf Risk Management

11:30     Closing comments/ Seminar concludes
11:35     Free access to Harewood House, grounds and attractions for all delegates!
Due to the number of topics to be covered, the level of detail may vary.  Speakers will focus on the subject areas that are topical and most likely to be relevant at the time of the seminar

So how do I book a place?
If you (and/or an appropriate colleague) would like to attend, please email:

…with the following details for each delegate…

  • Full name
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Please add “Harewood House” to the subject line of your email

We do hope you can join us for this important, informative and fun event.

This event is now fully booked.

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for any cancellation places please email Steve Herbert with full delegate details:

We work with clients of all sizes from across a whole range of business sectors, so we really understand the types of challenges our clients face. Moreover, our experience across a range of services, including healthcare, international, protection and workplace pensions, means we can offer integrated solutions, which complement each other and help you get the most for your money.

Here’s what some of our clients have to say about us.

‘When we approached Jelf Employee Benefits with our unique benefits requirements, I was incredibly impressed with their appetite to work with Goodman Masson. They demonstrated a clear and definite commitment to developing a bespoke, market leading, benefits platform. Our employees receive a first class ongoing service from Jelf. Our unique partnership has helped our business achieve our strategic aim of being one the best businesses to work for in the UK.’
John Lawson, Finance Director, Goodman Masson

‘Jelf provided me with just the right level of detail on each provider to make an informed decision. The whole renewal process was very professionally managed, painless and handled on a timely basis.
Oceanair Marine Ltd

‘Jelf has provided an excellent service and has been extremely efficient in arranging appropriate health insurance cover at the best possible price. An excellent service — thank you.’
Musselburgh Racecourse

‘I have dealt with Jelf for the last 10 years or so and I recommend them from experience. They do exactly what I ask quickly and efficiently and understand what is important to us.’
MMX Communications

‘The service from Jelf has been some of the best I have witnessed. We have been delighted with our choice and are looking forward to a long future working together.’
Optimum Credit Ltd

‘Jelf Employee Benefits has managed some of our UK and international employee benefits for more than five years now. Its expertise allows us to better understand the market and ensure we have the right option in place for our overseas employees. We would be happy to endorse Jelf as an intermediary.’
Hoover Candy Group

‘Jelf has looked after our employee protection arrangements for a number of years. Jelf’s in-depth understanding of our business and flexible approach is integral to the ongoing activity, ensuring cost-effective provision without compromise to underlying employment contracts.’