1. Most employers also provide various personal services and family-friendly benefits. These include credit unions, employee assistance programs, and subsidized child care and elder care.
2. Employees prefer choice in their benefits plans, so flexible benefits programs are important.
Flexible benefits or cafeteria benefits plans are individual plans that accommodate employee preferences for benefits. Some employers turn to employee leasing companies to capitalize on the advantage of the leasing firmâ€™s large employee base to get better employee benefits for their employees. Employers also are implementing various types of flexible work schedules, including flextime, compressed workweeks, and other flexible work arrangements such as job sharing.