UK - Scottish & Newcastle has launched an employee benefits website to give comprehensive information on its pension and share benefits schemes.
The brewing giant’s site also includes pension details for former employees and information for anyone interested in joining the firm.
Head of pensions and executive remuneration Ray Martin said the investment of time, money and effort had been very much worth it.
He added: “For the first time, the interactive elements on the site allow staff and prospective employees to see just how much Scottish & Newcastle values its employees.”
Aon senior consultant Judith Inglis said there was an increasing trend for schemes to set up employee benefits websites which offered staff personalised information.
She said: “Using the internet is also more flexible and as companies become more global, the internet makes communications much easier.”
Other schemes have found that similar websites have been extremely successful.
West Midlands Metropolitan Authorities Pension Fund has had a website for its members for several years.
Chief pensions officer Mike Woodall said: “Pension scheme websites are a good idea for all companies and are inexpensive enough to be within the resources of even small firms.”
The Scottish & Newcastle site was developed in conjunction with consultancies GR Communications and Aon Livewire.
PwC, KPMG, EY and Deloitte must break up their consultancy and audit businesses into distinct firms to provide greater focus on the "most challenging and objective audits", the competition watchdog has said.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released its first batch of guidance setting out how the guaranteed minimum pension (GMP) conversion legislation may be used to resolve unequal payments.
This week's top stories include the government spending £800,000 on a Gogglebox advert and MPs writing to The Pensions Regulator about its engagement with the Railways Pension Scheme.