UK - Publishing group Harper-Collins has completed the second enrolment of its flexible benefits plan.
The new benefits on offer in the scheme – called HCUK Flex which is open to 1000 employees – include a concierge service and charity giving as well as extending the options for buying and selling holidays, health screenings, private medical, dental and travel cover.
Aon head of flexible benefits consulting Lisa Page – who advised HarperCollins – said: “Following the successful launch of flex last year, Harper-Collins wanted to extend the benefits and choices on offer to its employees in year two.”
Although this was the second year of the plan’s operation Aon recommended a company-wide communication programme should be carried out.
HarperCollins said it was keen to ensure the positive interest shown by employees at the original launch should be built upon and interest and excitement about the plan should be maintained.
All employees were invited to attend presentations carried out by Aon, received booklets and had access to all information both online and via paper. In addition, all employees received a total remuneration statement enabling them to understand the reward package in totality.
HR manager Carolyn Murray said: “Ultimately, we achieved a very good balance. HCUK Flex provides all our employees with an excellent choice of benefits.
“Last year many of our communications were focused on ensuring employees understood flexible benefits and how to access information and make their choices.”
Murray added: “This year, we were able to build on the campaign focusing on some specific benefits as well as explaining how we had responded to their suggestions following the launch last year.”
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