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2008 'will see healthier workforce initiatives'

Published: Tuesday, 08 April 2008   Category: Life after graduation

Healthier workforce initiatives are the number one benefit for potential employees, whose main concern was conserving cash in light of the credit crunch in 2007, according to new data

Aon Consulting's UK Benefit Tracker looks at all the benefits included in Aon Consulting client's flex plans and their subsequent take-up by employees and discovered that pension, private medical insurance and holiday trading made up the top three.

However, there was a significant increase in the take up of medical insurance, which it is thought may be due to a reduced confidence in the NHS addressing medical needs swiftly

Commenting on the data, Gareth Ashley-Jones, head of flexible benefits at Aon Consulting, said: "It is interesting to see how the pressure is growing on employers to provide employees with more health-related benefits. We are yet to see any break into the top ten, but in 2008 we expect this to change."

He added that it was "disappointing" to see that the government's Cycle 2 Work scheme remained outside the top ten.


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