'Employers need to communicate benefits with staff'

18-09-2008

'Employers need to communicate benefits with staff'
Employers may not be communicating effectively with their employees about benefits, a new survey has revealed.

AIG UK Benefits found that 45 per cent of employees did not think benefit packages were easy to understand, despite 86 per cent of employers believing they explained them well to their workers, HZ Zone reports.

The survey also discovered that of 500 employees interviewed, one-third did not use any employment benefits available to them.

Tobin Coles, head of flexible benefits at Jelf Group, an employee benefits consultancy, believes that companies need to spend more money on communication.

According to a Jelf Group survey "companies spend about 15 per cent of the value of their payroll in providing benefits to employees but they only spend 0.1 per cent of the same amount in communicating what the benefits are", he added.

Recently, the Telegraph reported that due to better benefits being given to pregnant women, employment lawyers fear companies may be less inclined to hire female jobseekers.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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