Voluntary benefits

Jo Jacobs Editor's message: Voluntary benefits plans allow employees to purchase goods and services themselves, but at a discount organised by the employer. They are a useful way to enhance the benefits package, often at little or no cost to the employer.

Voluntary benefits should be integrated with the overall reward strategy. A scheme could be administered by the organisation itself - or a third-party supplier may be used.

Sheila Attwood, managing editor, pay and HR practice

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