Employee benefits platforms: Five of the best

Following the latest government guidance regarding working from home, employee wellbeing continues to dominate not only the news agenda but the considerations of businesses and business owners. Given the remote nature of the current working world businesses are facing a number of challenges in terms of ensuring employees are not suffering any ill effects of working from home including stress, anxiety or a general feeling of concern about the current environment. One way many businesses have been endeavouring to overcome these issues is through partnering with an employee benefits provider. An employee benefits package can be a great way of improving employee experience during a hugely challenging time for businesses. We look at some of the providers that are leading the way.

Virgin Incentives:
Powered by industry leading experiences provider ‘Virgin Experience Days’, Virgin Incentives is one of the UK’s leading names in employee benefits. Providing businesses and their staff with a range of services, from recognition programmes through to team building experiences, Virgin Incentives pride themselves on helping businesses make memories for their employees, helping to boost their job satisfaction and engagement. The company has partnerships with some of the biggest names in UK business including Barclaycard, Halfords and Samsung.

Consolidating employee benefits, wellbeing, feedback and recognition all in to one platform, Perkbox is one of the industry’s most exciting and all-encompassing brands. Employee wellbeing is at the heart of everything the business does, regularly publishing research and survey findings examining the state of workplace wellbeing around the UK. Here is a recent report looking specifically at the impact of remote working. Trusted by over 7,500 businesses, Perkbox’s all in one platform is one to keep a close eye on over the coming months.

Reward Gateway:
Renowned around the world, Reward Gateway are experts in keeping employees engaged. Reward Gateway’s employee engagement platform is one of the industry’s most popular, offering everything from discounts at top retailers, grocers and travel agents through to employee recognition services that work to embed a culture of celebrating success within all of their businesses. Reward Gateway’s recognition software is recognised as the best in Europe.

Hawk Incentives:
Part of the Blackhawk Network of businesses, Hawk Incentives have been changing the game for the last 20 years. The incentives and rewards that Hawk provide are white labelled and can be customised with company branding while they do the hard yards behind the scenes. Hawk offer the widest range of single-use/multi-store gift cards on the market as well as prepaid cards that are as close to a cash reward as you can get.

Specialising primarily in financial and professional services, Xexec is another international brand, catering for customers across the UK, USA and Europe. Xexec has been pioneering discount and concierge services for businesses for over 15 years and have built relationships with some of the world’s leading brands including EE, JP Morgan and PWC. Xexec’s partnerships and discounts also cover a range of leading brands including Harrods, Apple and Expedia.

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