UK - AstraZeneca has given its employees the option of acquiring mobile phones or handheld %s through its flexible benefits scheme.
Reward partner Ann Rae described the take-up for handheld %s, which have been added to its home computing offering, as “very positive”, while take-up of mobile phones – offered through Vodafone – had been “reasonable”.
Earlier this month British American Tobacco introduced mobile phones for its staff but found take-up was relatively low because many staff were unable to end current mobile phone deals in time to sign up.
Rae added that elsewhere in the scheme retail vouchers and childcare vouchers had seen “a continued good take-up”.
The AstraZeneca scheme, which has been running for three years, offers its employees one of the biggest choices of any flex scheme.
It also gives access to holiday trading, bicycles, travel insurance, private healthcare, season tickets, partner health screening, dental care, additional voluntary contributions, life assurance, personal accident insurance, critical illness cover and charitable giving.
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