FirstGroup workers capitalise on voluntary benefits scheme
Thursday, 5 July 2012
Over 5,000 staff have capitalised on FirstGroup's voluntary benefits scheme since it was launched in April.
As a result, a spend approaching £500,000 has been recorded, as well as savings equating to £32,000 among workers, reports EmployeeBenefits.
Two days after the launch, 2,048 registrations and an employee spend of £48,000 was recorded.
Speaking to the news provider, Lisa Proctor, group reward manager, said: "We tried to foster a sense of employee ownership of the benefits. Understanding the [workforce] demographic and culture is essential to keep the message accurate and simple."
Ms Proctor added that just five per cent of employees had access to a computer in their job role, meaning communicating with workers represented a "real challenge".
Employee benefits can be key when it comes to motivating staff, particularly in the current economic climate, as many workers will be feeling pressured by financial constraints.
Such recognition can also help to boost loyalty among workers./script>