Employee Benefit Survey

11 Jul 2016

Below are some of the results of a recent independent employee benefit survey of over 300 employers which we thought may be of interest to you.

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Survey Answers

  • 74% of respondents enable staff to contribute to their defined contribution pension scheme via a salary sacrifice arrangement
  • 81% of respondents offer employee benefits because they are an effective retention tool
  • 76% do it as they are an effective recruitment tool
  • 72% do it to support employee health and wellbeing
  • 61% of respondents name the desire to be seen as an employer of choice as a key issue shaping their organisations benefits strategy


  • 44% of respondents fund their employee benefits offering solely themselves whereas 49% part fund their offering
  • 50% don’t envisage this funding situation to change


  • From the respondents, here is a breakdown of salary sacrifice arrangements offered:
    • 93% offer Childcare Vouchers
    • 78% offer Cycle to Work Schemes
    • 72% offer pension
    • 37% offer Give-As-You-Earn/payroll giving
    • 36% offer holiday trading
    • 25% offer Health Screening
    • 22% offer Gym Membership
    • 17% offer cars


  • On the Group Risk side of things
    • 84% offer Death In Service
    • 53% offer Income Protection
    • 36% offer Critical Illness
    • 30% offer Personal Accident Insurance


  • On the Health & Wellbeing side of things
    • PMI is offered in 71% of cases
    • EAP in 68% of cases
    • Health Screening in 50% of cases
  • In terms of measuring engagement levels, 69% of respondents do this via a staff survey

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