Who really benefits from employee benefits?

Who really benefits from employee benefits?

The case for many employee benefits on the market is evident: more engaged and productive employees, reduced absenteeism, ability to retire at a sensible age – all these things and more can be facilitated by a strong benefits package.

Implementing a varied and workforce-appropriate strategy is, however, not as straightforward as it may sound – from finding out what benefits really suit your workforce to getting the return on investment message to the finance director, time-pressed HRs have a mountain to climb if they wish to be innovative in their benefits strategy.

Midlands based firms will get the chance to find out how to engage and motivate their employees at Reward Live, a leading HR conference that returns to Birmingham on 11 and 12 May.

HR practitioners who have demonstrated excellence in their organisations will share their approaches with the audience – and give employers tips on how to build a benefits package that really motivates their workforce.

Speaking on the first day of the conference, Wednesday 11 May, HR Directors from some of the UK’s leading companies will reveal the secrets behind their successful and award-winning reward strategies.  They will explore; how they chose and implemented particular benefits, how they communicated with and engaged their workforce and what the impact has been.

Panelists will include Dermot Courter, head of group pensions, Kingfisher plc, Edward Okpiabhele, compensation & benefits manager, Tate & Lyle Sugars, Dave Roberts, head of pensions and benefits, Virgin Media, and Amanda Willis, head of reward, Peel Ports Group.

Also on 11 May, Lucy Adams, former head of global HR at the BBC will reveal how she met the challenges of internal communications during one of the organisation’s most turbulent periods.

Opening day two of the conference, Colin Gibson, head of HR & organisational development at South Liverpool Homes will be asking what makes an award-winning HR strategy.

The SLH Group which includes South Liverpool Homes has topped the ‘Sunday Times 100 Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For’ list three years in a row, won the ‘Best health and wellbeing initiative’ category at the 2014 CIPD People Management Awards, and saw its chief executive presented with a landmark achievement award at the national Women in Housing Awards.

Over a packed two day programme, Reward Live will also cover the latest developments across a range of workplace benefits, from pensions and financial education to health insurance and metal wellbeing.

The conference takes place at Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham on 11 and 12 May and is free to attend for HR directors managers and reward and benefits directorsmanagers.  Delegate places can be booked online at www.rewardlive.co.uk