Cadbury Schweppes moved its voluntary benefits scheme online in August. Prior to this, it produced a paper booklet for staff explaining the perks that are available.
Sally Tobin, UK employee benefits adviser, says: “We made this change in order to increase the choice for employees, to keep the offers refreshed and to have a competitive scheme. With paper booklets, it was hard to keep on top of the benefits and communicate them to staff. The new online platform allows this to happen.”†
Its voluntary benefits scheme, which includes healthcare cash plans, and discounts on products such as holidays, gym membership and high street items, can be accessed by its 7,000 staff from home. Employees receive emails of special promotions and weekly updates about the benefits. A paper brochure is available for employees who do not have internet access, but Tobin explains this has only been requested by five employees so far.
Administering the scheme has also become easier. “We can get direct information about what people are accessing. Previously we had been relying on providers to let us know,” adds Tobin.