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Consultant Benefits Survey 2023

In the consulting industry, benefits are a critical tool for attracting and retaining top talent. Vencon Research's comprehensive survey benchmarks the full range of benefits, covers both legislated and voluntary perks and allowances, and provides financial and relative value insights.


Benchmarking non-cash compensation:

Comprehensive benefits coverage

Our Consultant Benefits Survey complements our Consultant Salary Survey, presenting details of all non-cash compensation elements for up to 15 competing firms in your country. We work hard to define competitor groups carefully and accurately, thereby maximising the value of benchmarking and ensuring that the resulting research is as targeted as possible for your firm.
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Above and beyond legislated

We always assure our benchmarking is performed on benefits additional to legislation. At the same time we provide a concise guide to the legislated minimum in each country we cover.
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First-sourced Data

Comprehensive HR-data sourced directly from reputable firms and organizations.
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Evaluations Summary

Executive summary sections give a concise overview of benefits offered, costs and evaluations.

Privacy Guaranteed

Confidentiality ensured to protect participating firms' data.

We cover benefits relevant to the consulting industry:

Core Benefits

  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Sick Leave & Sick Pay
  • Retirement Pension
  • Investment Programmes

Mobility Benefits

  • Company Car
  • Mobility Allowance
  • Bicycle / e-Bicycle
  • Public Transport Ticket
  • Relocation Services & Expenses
  • Travel Insurance

Personal Development

  • MBA Sponsorship
  • Higher Education
  • Training & Certificates
  • Exchange Programmes

Parental & Family

  • Maternity Leave & Pay
  • Paternity
  • Shared Parental
  • Care Leave
  • Fertility & Family Planning
  • Day Care

Lifestyle & Perks

  • Social Events
  • Office Kitchen and Snacks
  • Gym, Sport & Wellness
  • Asisstance Programmes
  • Phones & Devices
  • Cafeteria Benefits

Working Conditions

  • Vacation Leave
  • Sabbatical Leave
  • Volunteering Leave
  • Part-time Contracts
  • Flexitime
  • Remote Work

Data for Decision Makers

Vencon Research's Consultant Benefits Survey is designed to allow participating clients to establish the competitiveness of their benefits packages. The report is comparative, providing an overview of participants' benefits offering as well as an evaluation within the report and against market standards.

Executive Summary & Detailed Analysis

The Consultant Benefits Survey includes high-level summaries of benefit prevalence among participating firms as well as summaries of cost and a succinct overview of our evaluation on a per-firm basis. The report also provides detailed description of each firm's policy for each of the benefits covered. Furthermore, a current summary of the baseline legislated benefits mandated in each country is presented.

Feedback Session as Standard

We offer a comprehensive feedback session, providing help in interpreting the detailed insights available in the report. Our aim is to facilitate in-depth benchmarking and aid in current recruiting and future compensation planning, ensuring competitiveness.

Consulting & Bespoke Analyses

We offer additional customized analyses based on your specific needs, ensuring you get the insights you require. Our consulting services can provide directional recommendations on adapting your current benefits package, ensuring you stay competitive in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gain insights into the Consultant Benefits Survey's scope, covered benefits, and how it facilitates meaningful comparisons.

What topics are covered?

  • Health and welfare benefits
  • Long- / short-term sickness insurance
  • Accidental death and dismemberment and life insurance
  • Retirement pension and savings plans
  • Additional investment and saving programs
  • Other hard benefits, including: automobile leasing plans, payment of relocation/moving expenses and     working materials offered (incl. laptop computers, mobile phones and usage, etc.).
  • Company-sponsored education (e.g., MBA and/or PhD programs)
  • Increases in intellectual competence (e.g., internal and external language and business tool training,     international experience, etc.)
  • Other soft or lifestyle-related benefits, such as company-sponsored social events, subsidized cafeterias, free drinks and coffee, company-sponsored club memberships, “quality” of travel     arrangements, extra vs. standard vacation days, additional maternity and/or paternity leave, employee sabbaticals (i.e. leave of absence), etc.
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What countries are surveyed?

Our consultant benefits remuneration reports cover over 40 countries worldwide. Reports can be purchased individually, and bespoke country reports are available upon request.

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What firms are surveyed?

Our survey includes nearly 50 major consulting firms, allowing for grouping or segmenting of participants into firm "types" to increase relevance.

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Where does the benefits data come from?

Report data is sourced via key senior contacts (HR Managers / Partners) of the firms participating in the respective surveys. Vencon Research International actively work with key senior contacts in participating firms to define, quantify and qualify the data included. We work with the relevant local or national HR Managers / senior administrators / Partners and/or their global equivalents.

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How is confidentiality guaranteed?

All data supplied to us is treated as strictly confidential. Under no circumstances will contact names be communicated to any third party. Furthermore, although Vencon Research International does present a list of the firms included in the surveys, actual, firm-specific results are made anonymous; the companies compared are presented simply as Firms 1, 2, etc. To ensure complete confidentiality for all participants, Vencon Research is prepared to sign any relevant confidentiality agreements.

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How and when is delivery of reports undertaken?

We produce our reports annually, typically completed by the end of October, with delivery arranged within 8 to 12 weeks upon request. Your satisfaction is our priority, and all reports come with a money-back guarantee.

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