If ensuring your reward and recognition package is competitive and effective within your sector is a challenge, ensuring the package is competitive, effective and fair across an international workforce is another matter.
Not only that but designing and implementing an international reward strategy has to meet the objectives of an organisation as well as the desire of employees. This strategy – including remuneration and other benefits – is a crucial part of the Employee Value Proposition and played correctly can have benefits for attraction, recruitment and retention.
Everyone on the panel for the latest webinar from The HR World – James Carrick, International Senior Manager at sponsor Engage Health Group, Dina Knight – Chief People Office at DataTec and Logicalis and Carl Chapman, Head of Marketplace at benefits platform Ben – recognized the challenges facing organisations but also highlighted initiatives which can make a difference. The general approach was to create a framework which would bring equity and consistency across diverse locations, while also permitting local and personal flexibility. No mean feat.
The technology certainly exists to provide employees access to the benefits they value wherever in the world they may be. The panel discussed current trends in benefit provision as well as how to ensure the business gains value from the benefits they offer. Measuring impact does not always mean just looking at how much a benefit has been used, but also recognizing that since everyone is an individual the more your benefits can key into the personal demands of the workforce the greater the value they are likely to deliver.
Organisations both large and small have the capacity to ensure their benefits are appreciated and have an impact among their workers. The key to success is to ensure the business is ready to listen to employee desires and respond appropriately to feedback on any benefits given
About Engage Health Group Ltd
Engage Health Group Ltd is an award-winning employee benefits consultancy and brokerage, offering expert impartial advice to SMEs and corporate customers. With over 30 years’ combined experience helping clients of all shapes and sizes, the Engage team are perfectly placed to address whatever requirements you may have.
James Carrick: International Senior Manager - Engage Health Group
James is a senior corporate sales and account management leader within the international employee benefits industry. Currently responsible for the acquisition of Large Corporate and SME business as well as senior oversight and support for the account management team at Engage Health Group in the UK, reporting into the Head of International.
Having worked within the international benefits arena for 16 years with his previous role being the large corporate sales lead for Aetna International (part of the CVS group). His role was primarily responsible for the UK and Europe, for new business generation and acquisition of clients whilst providing consultative advice on employee benefits and products. This included presentations to Senior Management and C-Suite Executives internally and externally and providing consultative advice on cost containment as part of Aetna’s retention and growth strategy.
Carl Chapman: Head of Marketplace - Ben
Carl has recently joined Ben as Head of Marketplace, leading the team that manages partnerships with Ben’s provider network and broker partners as well as providing scheme design consultancy globally.
Carl has over 20 years experience in employee benefits advising some of the worlds largest brands, including silicon valley tech firms and global investment banks, on their people strategies.
An advocate and champion for change and evolution in the benefits industry Carl is a common participant in speaking events and thought leadership papers on health and benefits.
Dina Knight: Chief People Officer - DataTec and Logicalis
As Chief People Officer, Dina is accountable for all aspects of Logicalis’ and Datatec’s people operations strategy from board level down.
Within Logicalis, Dina leads the key programs that contribute to the continuous evolution of the digital workplace, including our employee value proposition, global leadership framework and our global Workday platform for enterprise resource planning.
With 30 years of HR experience across private and PLC business environments, Dina is highly experienced in working across international workforces and building strong teams to deliver change and drive results whilst ensuring the businesses well-being remains a top priority.
Simon Kent: Head of Content - The HR World
Simon Kent has been a freelance journalist in the field of HR and the workplace for over 20 years.
He cut his teeth travelling the country asking people what they did for a living for The Guardian and developing an interest in how work and employees are managed.
He has written extensively for the national press, business and professional publications dedicated to general and specific HR functions, taking in HR tech, pay and benefits, legal, training, recruitment and more.
He has edited HR and public sector magazines, digging out the best stories and liaising with senior level personnel and high-profile public sector leaders to bring great content to readers.
He has written books, blogs, white papers, features, profile, case studies and more. He has chaired round tables and brought high quality coverage online to a diverse platforms as electronic media has evolved.
He continues to be motivated to find the stories and subjects that matter most to readers and ensure they deliver value every time.
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