how it works and why you should be considering one...
With over 50 years experience working with organisations to build successful company cultures, we have seen first hand how, when employee benefits are done well, the impact to an organisation and its employees can lead to positive changes and make a real difference to people’s lives.
Our award-winning benefits platform is the all-in-one solution that is easily accessible and easy to use to help you build long-lasting connections between your company and employees.
But don’t be fooled into thinking this is an “off-the-shelf” solution.
The best employee benefits programmes are built on the needs of a company’s employees and the core values of the business. That’s why we work with you to build a bespoke package which is then bundled into our online platform to create the right programme for your team.
A personalised solution
Our experienced team will work with you to collect valuable insights through questionnaires and surveys, which will then be used to create a bespoke package that will have the biggest impact and uptake across the organisation. Not only does this mean you can be confident in the package you deliver to your team, but your employees will also feel valued and looked after, which will help with employee engagement and retention.
For example, when we worked with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council, we were able to identify the challenges with their current employee benefits programme and why employee engagement had stagnated. The first steps we took was to speak with their staff to get first-hand insights into what they liked, what was relevant and what they felt would engage them best. By holding focus groups and surveys, our team was able to sit down and flesh out how to renew the motivation of their employees and attract new talent in the process.
But the personalisation doesn’t stop with the benefits in the package. Our online platform can be branded to become fully integrated into the business, from its name to the colours and branding across the platform. This helped to create something that wouldn’t alienate their employees or confuse them, which was an important factor in its success.
A helping hand
With our managed service, you aren’t left in the dark on how to implement and run your employee benefits programme effectively. Our team will be on hand to help you create a communications plan to help promote the features available to your employees. This ongoing communication strategy will help keep the range of benefits top of mind for employees so that they are able to get the most out of the programme and take advantage of different elements as they need or want to.
“We already knew employees liked cycle schemes and childcare schemes, but we wanted to offer more without putting the onus on our payroll team. Fortunately, the behind-the-scenes hard work is done by Sodexo for us.”
- Jon Savage, The Entertainer Ltd.
We work with you to understand the challenges of your business to help find the right communication solutions to ensure everyone in your business feels taken care of. For example, with Sandwell’s large team spread across multiple locations and demographics, finding the right way to reach the team was vital to the success of its employee engagement strategy.
With a staggering 75% of employees saying that benefits motivate them and keep them sticking around for longer (Employee Benefits), we understand the importance of getting your employee benefits programme right. Our entire portfolio of services is accessible through one online platform, giving you full control over the services you wish to implement.
If health and wellbeing is a top priority for your business, as it is for many at the moment, our benefits platform provides your team with access to a huge range of industry-leading and award-winning benefits. From discounted gym memberships to cycle to work and employee assistance programmes, you’ll have everything needed to support a healthy workplace and happy workforce.
You can also help your staff’s wages stretch further through our exclusive employee discounts, providing a fantastic range of retailer discounts that can be used on everyday expenses, from groceries to big lifestyle purchases such as holidays. This is one of the most popular methods of workplace incentives and rewards, as well as a great benefit to help build employee engagement and improve retention - without company-wide pay rises.
In the past running an employee benefits programme may have been a laborious task, but this doesn’t need to be the case. As well as taking care of your employees’ needs, our employee benefits platform provides the tools you need to make the management of your programme a breeze. Our client admin portal gives you everything you need at your fingertips. Manage invoices, users and more as well as view data and reports from one place.
Sound good? You bet it does!
If you would like to find out more, get in touch today and discover how you can look after your staff and improve your employee engagement and retention through our award-winning employee benefits platform.