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Employee benefits are the norm, but using them is not

David Walker (Chief Commercial Officer at Personal Group Holdings plc, Milton Keynes, UK)

Strategic HR Review

ISSN: 1475-4398

Article publication date: 7 October 2014

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this article is to examine the reasons why a small percentage of eligible employees actually regularly access the range of voluntary benefits their employers offer, and to identify ways of increasing employee participation.

Design/methodology/approach

Personal Group have found that despite the diversification of benefits on offer and the savings that can result from the use of a voluntary programme, the vast majority of employees are still refraining from taking up the schemes that their employers are offering.

Findings

Personal Group have found that despite the diversification of benefits on offer and the savings that can result from the use of a voluntary programme, the vast majority of employees are still refraining from taking up the schemes that their employers are offering.

Originality/value

Higher engagement in benefits programmes lead to higher productivity rates. This in turn has a material impact on the overall practical and financial performance of a company.

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Citation

Walker, D. (2014), "Employee benefits are the norm, but using them is not", Strategic HR Review, Vol. 13 No. 6, pp. 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1108/SHR-10-2014-0050

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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