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Hitachi Europe: Using shared services to streamline benefit provision

Hitachi Europe (HEU), based in Maidenhead, is pioneering a shared-service approach to the provision of employee benefits among its 22 UK-based companies, driven by its compensation and benefits team. The project, which started three years ago, was initially focused on cost savings, but now forms a high-profile part of the company’s new drive towards a globalised approach to all aspects of human resource management.

What you will find in this report

The project comprises a pooled approach to the purchase of risk benefits for employees - life assurance, income protection etc - private medical insurance and access to a flexible benefits platform. This case study, research and written by e-reward, examines:

  • the key aims of the project
  • the main pressures driving the change programme.
  • how the reward/HR team went about persuading companies in the Hitachi Europe group to join the project
  • what benefits can be flexed
  • future plans for expanding the shared services project
  • the main outcomes and achievements delivered by the project
  • lessons learnt.
     

Want to know more?

Title: "Hitachi Europe: Using shared services to streamline benefit provision", eresearch 86, May 2012, published by e-reward.co.uk Ltd.

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Date 02/05/2012

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