Having a defined strategy is the most important component of the global benefits framework. Aligning benefits strategy with business is very important. The challenge in that effort is that business strategy evolves faster than benefits can adapt. The benefits cycle of 3 to 5 years is eons compared to business cycle terms. Employers with a defined benefits strategy, access to local data and effective communications with the C-Suite tend to be more effective with this effort. This quick survey discusses how global employers have aligned their global benefits and business strategies.