Compensation Cafe: Global Employee Benefits

by Derek Irvine

Compensation cafe logoRecognize This! — When employee benefits vary by country, benefits pros must ensure employees don’t play the “I wish I had that” game.

I have great admiration for the brilliant people who create and manage global employee benefits programs. These are quite complex and can vary greatly by country, which creates the need for strong communications around why people in one country perhaps receive benefits that employees in another country do not. This can be even more nuanced than employee recognition (and that’s complex enough as evidenced by these posts on recognition inIndia and China).

Yesterday on Compensation Cafe, I shared an infographic summary from Mercer’s  2014 Worldwide Benefit & Employment Guidelines. The graphic shares some more interesting local employee benefits around the world, like prison pay in Brazil or (as I called it) “please leave” pay in France. Check out the post for more details, then tell me, what’s the most interesting or exciting employee benefit offered by your organization?

Derek Irvine

About Derek Irvine

The VP of Client Strategy and Consulting at Globoforce, Derek Irvine is one of the world’s foremost experts on employee recognition and engagement, helping business leaders set a higher vision and ambition for their organizations. As a renowned speaker and co-author of "The Power of Thanks" and "Winning with a Culture of Recognition," he teaches companies how to use recognition to proactively manage company culture. Derek holds a B.Comm and Masters of Business Studies from the Smurfit Graduate Business School at University College Dublin.

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