Benefits technology case study round-up

A round-up of employer case studies around benefits technology.

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Portus Consulting has issued free Fitbit fitness bands to each of its 40 employees. 

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has switched voluntary benefits providers. It launched a new platform, provided by Xexec, for its 4,800 employees on 6 July.

Sky has increased the take-up of its flexible benefits by more than 30% following the introduction of new communication techniques, such as displaying characters from Monsters University across its hub screens. 

Heinz has nearly trebled its flexible benefits submission rates in 2015 through the use of an online benefits portal and effective communication practices.

Samsung has added six new benefits to its flexible benefits package for its 1,600 employees. It has also seen log-in rates for its online flexible benefits portal, Highlights, provided by Thomsons Online Benefits, increase slightly year-on-year from 95% to 96%. 

Wolseley UK is looking to implement mobile technology within its flexible benefits scheme to improve its employee engagment levels and take-up of benefits. 

Law firm Mills & Reeve is to build a dedicated employee benefits portal through which staff can access all of the organisation’s benefits in one place. The organisation will use new HR technology provided by its voluntary benefits provider, Reward Gateway. 

Tesco and Carillion unveiled plans to launch a new health and wellbeing app for their employees, which has been introduced by healthcare provider Bupa.

ABP Food Group has achieved annual cost savings of £150,000 by centralising its HR and payroll processes as part of its compliance with pensions auto-enrolment. It now stores information electronically and conducts HR and payroll processes online.