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&#39Keep staff aware of benefits&#39

Good communication is the key to a happy workforce and the most effective way to encourage take-up of employer-sponsored pay packages, according to benefit specialists Youatwork.

A recent survey from the employee benefits division of Royal & Sun Alliance reveals that 47 per cent of UK workers would be happier and more productive in their jobs if their employers communicated the full value of their pay packages.

It says while most employees are aware how much their salaries are, many do not know the extent of the benefits available through the workplace.

The full results of the survey reveals that 45 per cent of employees do not know the real value of their benefits, 49 per cent would like their employer to explain that value more clearly while 76 per cent would like to be able to find out what their benefits are worth when it suits them.

Youatwork managing director Gerry Callaghan says: “Too many employers are failing to keep their staff up to date with the range and value of benefits.

“If staff are not aware of the full value of their benefits, then the employers&#39 return on investment is significantly lower than it should be. After all, what is the point in negotiating great deals for your staff if most of them do not even know they exist?”

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