Jon Osborne's Blog

How to Offer Your Temps Benefits - For Free

I once had an employer that offered benefits on an entirely cafeteria-style basis. I got X number of dollars of benefits subsidy, and I could spend it any way I liked. I could buy healthcare. I could buy life insurance. Or I could simply add it to my check.

This system seemed to me ideal, not only because it gave maximum flexibility to the employee, but also because it was more honest. By stating objectively... More