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Employees want greater benefit choice – Gissings survey

Employees want far greater choice over the benefits they are offered by employers according to a survey by employee benefits consultant Gissings.

The research shows 88 per cent of respondents want flexibility to decide which benefits they receive but only 30 per cent currently have any choice.

Twenty per cent of respondents would opt out of holiday entitlement if they could receive cash instead but nobody receiving an employer-paid pension would trade it in for cash.

Gissings director of flexible benefits Kim Plummer says: “The results tell us what we have long heard anecdotally from our clients and those employers looking to implement a flexible benefit programme: Employees like to be given some sort of choice in their range of benefits.”

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