Leading international law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse approached Portus to help bring in flexible benefits for its 650 UK employees. Among the firm's objectives were to:
Portus managed the project with:
The scheme was implemented in two stages:
The scheme has proved popular with staff, who have rushed to take up the opportunity to tailor their own benefits packages to fit their needs and lifestyles.
Field Fisher Waterhouse has recently implemented a number of modern HR practices across the firm and online flexible benefits are one example of this approach. Introducing flex has allowed the firm to refresh and update both its benefit brand and its package. This now delivers a modern image in line with the development of the firm.
From a financial viewpoint, the firm achieved Employer National Insurance savings in excess of £100,000.
Other advantages included:
Overall, flex has allowed the firm to modernise its offer while simultaneously reducing costs.
"After a market review we were so impressed by Portus' depth of knowledge, research and expertise within the legal sector we appointed them to implement online Flexible Benefits and act as our consultants. Portus not only provided us with an effective online flex solution but also delivered it in a timely, efficient and cost neutral basis." - Charlie Keeling, Former Chief Operating Officer, Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP