Benefit surveys

Bespoke Benchmarking

Our bespoke surveys for HR clubs and sector groups can be of benefits, HR policies, terms and conditions and topics of general interest to the HR/Reward functions of any organisation. The surveys and questionnaires are online and provide groups with an excellent, anonymised, confidential sector resource.


Bespoke benefit/benchmarkings surveys can cover standard benefits, e.g. holidays, pension, medical insurance, sick pay, parental leave and pay, company cars/allowances; terms and conditions, e.g. hours, overtime, shifts; HR topics, e.g. diversity, equal pay, absence rates, staff turnover. The topics and analyses are tailored to the requirements of the participants and their sector. In these surveys, participants are given the space to comment on topics allowing the group to gain from their experiences. Over time, the survey summaries show trends and developments. A benefits and benchmarking survey provides an HR/Reward group with a reference tool which is available all year round. It also reduces the number of routine questions asked in networking forums.


Alan Jones Benefit Reviews

Optional Extra with most Salary Surveys

Most of the Alan Jones & Associates salary surveys have their own Benefits Review. The Benefits Reviews are an optional extra for survey participants and are free of charge.

Benefits covered include:

  • Contractual Hours
  • Holidays - including holiday accrual with service
  • Additional Leave
  • Sabbaticals
  • Sick Pay - at start and with service; waiting days
  • Permanent/Prolonged Health Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Schemes
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Optical Insurance
  • Share Schemes
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption/Shared Parental/Parental Bereavement Leave & Pay
  • Long Service Awards
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Other Payments/Awards
  • Flexible Working (incl. Home/Hybrid Working)
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Total Reward Statements
  • Employee Self-Service
  • Recruitment/Introduction Bonuses
  • Overtime
  • Absence
  • Turnover
  • Commencement of Benefits
  • EAP
  • Health & Wellbeing

UK Benefits Summary

An annual overview of benefits in the UK

Once a year all our benefits data, from every survey, is collected and analysed to give an overall picture of typical benefits policies in the UK.

UK Benefits Report

2023/24 Report available to purchase now

Alan Jones & Associates produce a benefits review for most of their survey groups. Once a year we take all of this data and produce a UK-wide overview of benefit packages.

The UK Benefits Report is based on a large and stable population and a particularly valuable facet of this report contains trend analysis showing changes in UK benefit packages in the past nine years including changes to pension contributions for both employee and employer in money purchase and final salary schemes. As before, all the questions are broken down into 4 employee levels Director/Senior Management, Management/Professional, Support Staff/Administration and Shop Floor.

Benefits covered include:

  • Medical Insurance (includes scope of schemes, providers, insurance excess)
  • Dental and Optical Schemes
  • Maternity, Paternity, Adoption, Shared Parental Leave & Pay
  • Long Service Awards
  • Holidays (including service related holiday accrual)
  • Sabbaticals
  • Share Options
  • Hours of Work
  • Flexible Working (incl. Home/Hybrid Working)
  • Pension Schemes (defined benefit, defined contribution and stakeholder - contributions, accrual rates, spouses' pension, etc.)
  • Life Assurance
  • Sick Pay (including progression with service)
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Total Reward Statements
  • Employee Self Service
  • Payment of Professional Subscriptions
  • Absence Rates
  • Recruitment/Introduction Bonuses
  • Overtime Payments

The UK Benefits Review 2023/24 is available to buy now. To purchase the survey order here or contact us for more information.

Online Employee Benefits Questionnaires

The user-friendly online questionnaires for the Alan Jones employee benchmarking surveys provide participants with a straight-forward, easy to understand environment with simple navigation.

In bespoke surveys, the questionnaires are designed in consultation with the participants. In all our online employee benchmarking surveys the information you give is held in the database and fed back at the next survey so that participants only have to check existing information, make changes where their policies have changed and complete any new questions.