Employers using benefits to attract candidates

Employers are increasingly using attractive benefits and allowances in order to attract new talent, which might interest those looking for broadcast jobs or roles in other areas.

According to the Xpert HR 2011 Benefits and Allowances Survey, “most” employers are offering similar or improved benefits to those they have offered previously.

Personneltoday.com confirmed: “The key finding of the survey is that, despite uncertain economic conditions, most employers have maintained or increased their pre-recession benefits offerings.”

Furthermore, in order to retain the talent once they’ve snapped it up, they are providing a “wide range of perks” for existing employees, Zibb.com confirmed.

Some of the newest benefits to be offered are “healthcare cash plans”, “employee assistance programmes” and vouchers for childcare. Other benefits widely available to potential candidates include free-of-charge car parking, medical insurance and dental cover.

These may also be considered by the 26.9 per cent of employers planning to introduce new benefits in the coming months. ┬áBenefits specific to employees’ well-being are also being considered by some employers, as are salary-sacrifice schemes.

It is hoped that by offering these wide-ranging benefits, more high-quality candidates will be attracted and retained by companies. It’s also good news for jobseekers hoping to find the best possible deal for themselves.

by Deborah Bates on June 15, 2011

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