History of benefit programmes
It’s believed that non-wage employee benefits arose in response to rationing during World War II. Unable to increase salaries to attract or retain talent, employers started coming up with staff perks to make themselves more attractive in the employment
market. Common employee benefits ranged from free meals and buying discounts with specific suppliers to healthcare expenses and pension plans. Today, the scope for employee benefits is expanding all the time, as businesses compete for good, loyal
people with valuable skills and knowledge.