Toshiba adds eye surgery to flex

Toshiba is adding laser eye surgery to its flexible benefits package.

After surveying employees in October 2006, the technology company found that it would be a popular addition among its 365 staff.

Nicola Endersby, HR consultant, said the option to take up laser eye surgery would be added in time for its new flex year which opens in April 2007.

She added the idea originally came from a company which approached them about offering the surgery to staff as a voluntary benefit. “We thought maybe we could do it through flex. We discussed it with the company and they said it would be possible to do it that way.” It is anticipated that between 10 and 15 staff will take the benefit up.