Over a third of businesses believe flexible benefits play an
important role in recruiting and retaining staff.
A survey by Hewitt Associates has revealed a growth in the
number companies which think the biggest advantage of providing a flex plan is
its role in attracting new employees.
Cathy O’Bright, a Hewitt consultant, said, “In 2,000 the
talent war became more than just a catch phrase, for many companies it was
their biggest business issue and seriously endangered their ability to compete
“Flex plans are very appealing in that environment as they
allow you to develop creative, attractive packages that can be quite heavily
tailored to your target recruits – while still controlling the cost.”
By Ben Willmott