Global Benefits Package

Describe the challenges faced by HR practitioner who is responsible to design and administer a global employee benefits package?

Multinational companies operate in a diverse and dynamic environment in terms of geographies, operating units, customers and their employees around the world. Although companies often spend a material portion of total compensation costs to provide benefits to their employees, they struggle at the corporate level to know what benefits they offer to reflect local market practices, how much they cost and what types of risks they pose to the enterprise. They also struggle with why, to what extent, and how corporate leaders and functions should get involved in local benefits-related decisions. I find that it is very challenging to put together benefits packages for a company that is multinational because not every countries benefit structures are the same. I may be beneficial to rely on third party administrators and brokers to help with the design of the benefits packages and with calculating quarterly statistics. I always want to know if the packages I am offering are the best for the company and for the employees working in all offices across the world.

global benefits package

Implementing a formal governance structure designed solely to execute certain benefit policies will allow companies to allocate their resources (both internal and external) optimally and ensure specific outcomes in terms of improved alignment of benefit designs and reduced costs and risks due to benefit plans.

Sooner than later,

The Tiny Professional

15 Comment

  1. My brother is law is in HR and from talking to him benefits really vary from one company to the next.

  2. HR has always been interesting to me, and I loved taking HR classes in school. Thanks for the post.

  3. Paula Parker says:

    Very interesting. Not much hiring of full time people in my area as companies do not like to give benefits around here.

  4. I can’t imagine trying to coordinate a global employee benefits package and all that would be included.

  5. Kungphoo says:

    I do not know too much about HR and benefits, but i do know there is allot of issues surrounding it. Globally would be a big challenge..

  6. HR has always interested me to a certain degree, though I don’t know too much about it.

  7. Sounds very complicated. So glad you made it easier to understand.

  8. Melanie says:

    We didn’t have a real HR person where I worked last. They really do have an important role

  9. Liz Mays says:

    I never really thought about all that’s behind corporate benefits. It’s complicated!

  10. Chasity Boatman says:

    Thanks for the info about corporate benefits

  11. Mom Blog says:

    Thanks for explaining the Global Employee Benefits Package. Thank goodness for corporate benefits.

  12. I can’t imagine trying to coordinate a global employee benefits and all that would be included in it!

  13. Ashley M says:

    That can be a really difficult task! Especially when you consider the differing values across countries. What may make employees happy in one country may not in another.

  14. Debra says:

    I seriously always learn so much when I come to your blog!

  15. Very interesting! I wish I had a nicer benefits package.

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