"Attracting Talent by enhanCing the employee value proposition"
STOCKING A TREASURE CHEST FULL OF BENEFITS FOR THE ENTERTAINER'S EMPLOYEES
Jon Savage, Head of People at The Entertainer, has been with the company for 26 years. Jon looks after payroll, HR and recruitment and, as his title suggests, people are at the centre of both his own and The Entertainer’s values. Jon has seen some huge changes in his years with the organisation, not least how essential employee benefits have become in order to help attract and retain the best talent.
We’ll let Jon tell this story in his own words…
“Often in retail, employees are lower paid than in other industries, so we really wanted to offer our staff discounts they could take advantage of, and help them save money so they can spend their earnings on other things. But with 140 locations, all over the UK, one our challenges is reaching a dispersed workforce. We’ve grown quickly as an organisation and found ourselves competing with bigger companies more and more.
We were definitely looking at making our benefits package more exciting. It was traditional, with holidays, pensions and staff discount in our stores, but the new package is far more attractive. The new package is something we tell people about at interview, so it’s a good way to get people in the door – and it helps with retention."
Click on the image below and see how The Entertainer have made the traditional benefits package more appealing in order to attract and retain talent in a competitive job market and reach a dispersed workforce, while keeping to their budget.