Help Your Teams Save Money With Employee Discount Schemes

help your employees save money on their christmas shopping

From presents to the festive food shop, there's plenty of money being spent this time of year. 

Although Christmas is a time of year that many look forward to, and it's easy to see why with time away from work, celebrations with friends and family and festive treats, but not everyone will be looking forward to the end of year!

You may have employees who are struggling with their finances this time of year. This can impact their mental health, and your business performance. 

According to Hastee, 61% of employees say the financial stress that Christmas brings impacts their performance at work. One way you might try to combat this is with a cash bonus, but there is a risk that a bonus included with regular wages won't make a lasting impact as it get's swallowed up by regular outgoings and bills. 

This is where employee discounts could come in handy! Here's how they can help your teams' save money this Christmas, and beyond... 


helping wages to stretch further

The festive season can be tricky for our finances, between gifts for friends and family, Christmas celebrations and the food shop, there's a lot of extra strain on our wallets. 

And what about those who have already had a pretty rough year financially? The thought of not being able to have the Christmas they want could exacerbate feelings of depression and anxiety which can impact their work too. 

With our Employee Discounts programme, you can give your people access to some fantastic savings on items and experiences that resonate with their current needs and wants – whether that's everyday essentials or luxuries. Put more power in their wallets with eVouchers, gift cards and employee cashback rewards.

After creating a programme that suits your budget, we'll set up our easy-to-use online platform and give your employees access to their favourite high street names at prices they can afford.

What can your people enjoy with Sodexo Employee Discounts?

eVouchers and Gift Cards – Access to over 100 online and high street retailer chains, 26 restaurants, 42 entertainment venues, and lots more independent stores across the UK. 

Holiday discounts – Put that much needed holiday back on the 2022 calendar with the best deals on flights, hotels, tours, and packages. 

Employee cashback card – Earn up to 15% cashback on everyday purchases made across 60+ key retailers. 

Online cashback – Make use of an easy to use online portal that gives employees access to their favourite retailers from the comfort of their own home and allow them to claim cashback on purchases.

Employee discounts help to create an organisational culture that cares about the people in it.

When employees can make their budgets go further, they will appreciate the benefits of staying loyal and engaged with your company, helping to improve staff retention. A survey by Glassdoor revealed that discounts are considered to be one of the top benefits and perks for employees – 17% value them more than a pay rise.

And that makes sense, really. A monetary reward is quickly swallowed up by the household expenses and forgotten about. 

In contrast, a discount or a voucher that is earned through demonstrating positive behaviour helps employees to make that connection between aligning with company values and getting rewarded for it. When you help your people save money and get more enjoyment out of their lives, you are contributing to a healthier mindset and demonstrating a commitment to their wellbeing – something that makes 87% of employees more likely to stay with an employer.

sodexo engage's employee discounts app

We've designed an intuitive app that your employees can access on desktop and mobile, helping them to take advantage of all the great discounts and benefits you've included in your rewards package. Our new streamlined, easy-to-manage app hub enables employees to enjoy discounts whenever and wherever they are – a fantastic solution for business with a growing remote team. 

We'll work closely with you to ensure that your Employee Discount Programme delivers a positive return on investment by helping to keep your people engaged and committed to your company's goals.  

If you'd like to find out more about our services and support your people in the ways that truly matter this Christmas, get in touch with us today.


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