Our approach to benefits officer recruitment

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A compensation and benefit team is a vital component in any HR department, responsible for the management and administration of a business’ benefits program. Within this faculty, the benefits officer facilitates the processing of the benefits services, organising and adjusting data in line with employee and legislation changes, while also answering any employee inquiries.

Portfolio CBR understands the importance of hiring a benefits officer capable of undertaking such a significant role. However, pinpointing the perfect candidate is often no easy task. As compensation, benefits and reward recruitment specialists, we can provide you with expert guidance to ensure that your chosen employee is a valuable asset to your business.

Sourcing your ideal candidates

At the start of any recruitment campaign, Portfolio CBR consultants find out the daily duties that an employer will require their future employee to complete, allowing us to select candidates capable of taking on such responsibilities.

Typically, a benefits officer is focused on the benefits strategy of a business, ensuring that best practice is implemented. They also need to create, maintain and organise employee data so that information is accurate and up-to-date, while processing any changes to benefit plans.

They are also responsible for notifying staff of benefits scheme changes, and informing employees of new policies. They must answer any inquiries so staff members fully understand the benefits available.

They may also be in charge for tracking and identifying emerging trends, market and competitor analysis, market and scheme reviews, vendor management and post-merger and acquisition package alignment.

Skills and experience we look for in applicants

When looking for suitable benefits officer candidates, we understand the key attributes that applicants should possess and seek professionals with the relevant skills and experience, including:

  • Broad benefits background and previous experience performing the responsibilities required.
  • Up-to-date industry knowledge, with a clear understanding of current legislation and policies.
  • Strong communication skills, as they will be required to work closely and build relationships with both stakeholders and internal staff.
  • An independent work ethic is vital. They will need to create, improve and manage schemes, meeting deadlines and delivering results along the way.

As we provide you with a hand-picked choice of candidates who demonstrate their ability to perform the daily duties of a benefits officer, you don’t have to spend time interviewing inappropriate applicants, and can instead focus on a more select, quality group of professionals.

If your business has any compensation and benefits jobs available, consider advertising your position with Portfolio CBR. Whether you require a compensation consultant, global mobility manager or HRIS specialist, you can register a vacancy on the site or contact us on 020 7650 3190 to speak with a highly trained consultant.