Helping staff make proper benefits choices

As range of options grows, so too should amount of communication
By Jason Billard and Marie Donnelly
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/06/2008

Helping employees make choices that are right for them and their families, while ensuring they “see the value” of a company’s flexible benefits plan, is a challenge for every organization that introduces flexible benefits.

As flex plans evolve to reflect the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce, there will be more benefit choices, more flexibility offered within each type of benefit and more integration with other HR programs, such as retirement savings.

While taking flex plans to a level where they can better meet employee needs is a good thing, it means communication also becomes more crucial.