Exclusive: Wickes and Auto Trader shortlisted for Best Benefits Communications

Sysco Auto TraderRetailer Wickes and car sales business Auto Trader have been shortlisted in the Best benefits communications – large and small employers categories at the Employee Benefits Awards 2023.

These awards were created to recognise the most effective benefits communications strategy for employers with both more than, and fewer than, 1,500 full-time staff.

The full shortlist for the large employer category is:

  • Anglo American
  • Barratt Developments
  • Civil Service Pension
  • Department for Transport
  • Mizuho
  • Sysco
  • Travis Perkins
  • Wickes

The full shortlist for the small employer category is:

  • Auto Trader
  • Bollore Logistics UK
  • CSSC
  • Travers Smith
  • Jacobs Douwe Egberts
  • Palletways UK
  • The Retail Trust

In 2022, Aldi Stores won the Best benefits communication award. This was due to the way in which it distributed communications through various methods, including digital articles on its internal staff platform, MyAldi, which highlighted existing, new and improved benefits. It also posted business update videos from senior leaders, promoted benefits on social media and introduced a table-talker cube that included benefits information and a QR code link to MyAldi placed in offices, distribution centres and stores.

The judges said: “Aldi demonstrated innovative communication techniques that really suited its workforce. It kept communications fun and vibrant, and expressed genuine care for its employees’ engagement and wellbeing. This was a very comprehensive strategy with high workforce take up.”

The Employee Benefits Awards, now in its 21st year, recognise those driving excellence through their reward and benefits strategies.

The daytime event, which will be held at the Honourable Artillery Company, London on Friday 23 June, will include a drinks reception, three-course meal, entertainment and the chance to network with industry professionals. The after-party will feature live music, dodgems, a carousel and a big wheel in the venue’s private grounds.

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