Evolution of cafeteria systems – past-present and future

  • Jenő Beke 1
  • Gyula László 2
  • Katalin Óhegyi 3
  • 4
  • József Poór 5
  • 6
  • 1 Associate professor, University of Pécs
  • 2 professor of management, University of Pécs
  • 3 HRM consultant,
  • 4 PhD student, Szent István University
  • 5 professor of management, Szent István University
  • 6 professor of management, Selye János University

The authors first review the most important features of the cafeteria system (goals, typical ‘stakeholders’ and strategic HR issues). Then they examine the evolution of the system of flexible benefits since 1996, when the first such systems appeared in Hungary. Authors also analyze how the main drivers caused the changes, and how the key players of the cafeteria systems adapted themselves to these movements. The reader can also find insight into the major changes for 2012 and the potential impact of these changes on benefit policies of Hungarian firms. They also touch upon the findings of empirical surveys that the cafeteria systems are significantly influenced mainly by the size of organizations and to a lesser extent by form of ownership.

Befoglaló szám: 
pp. 87-97