Getting the most out of flexible employee benefits – for employees and for you – sounds simple enough: pick the right benefits for your workforce, and make them easy to manage. But details really matter.
As obvious as it sounds, every one of your employees is an individual. They each have their own priorities, worries and dreams.
And that’s why flexible benefits are so brilliant. Each person gets to personalise their own benefits package, and can focus on the things that mean the most to them.
The result? More of your rewards budget is spent on things people really care about – giving you the best return on your investment, in recruitment, retention and motivation. Helping your people to feel valued.
Source: Aon Benefits and Trends Survey 2019
This time it’s personal
It all starts with having a great deck of relevant options to choose from. But we can make it more personal than that. Right from the start, we’ll think long and hard about your workforce, and help you to tailor your flexible benefits before they even go online.
(For example, how much your people will value protection benefits – like critical illness and personal accident cover – will depend on your demographics; the impact of a cycle-to-work scheme depends on your location and culture. Some kinds of employees will appreciate benefits that provide immediate gratification, such as retail vouchers and technology, others may be very much focused on saving for the future.)
So we’ll help you to offer the right options – segmenting your employee data and design so your employees see offers that are relevant to them.
Proven technology, relevant communications
Once you’ve got great flexible benefit options, it’s time to make it easy for people to choose – and to understand what they’re choosing.
An online platform is an obvious choice, because it makes selections easy. But it needs to be reliable, and constantly refined based on usage data from real human beings, and lots of them. (With hundreds of thousands of employees using Aon’s technology every day, we have to make sure the system’s always working – and that it’s really simple to understand.)
And even the best technology only gets you so far; great communications are every bit as important. We’ll help you plan for how we’ll introduce the benefits programme to your people, so they’re comfortable and happy using it, and understand the value of the benefits they’re choosing.
Meet HR’s new best friend
Flexible benefits may be a roaring success for your organisation, but that’s no good if the HR team spend all their time implementing those choices. Adding and removing people, calculating holiday, and trying to contact providers can end up as a full-time job if you’re not careful.
So our system makes it easy for you too – minimising admin and paperwork, automating provider communications, and generally letting your HR team focus on the more important aspects of the job.
If you’re curious about how it all works, you can email us at [email protected] or call 0344 573 0033, and we’ll give you a sneak preview.