Jungheinrich creates a benefits platform that offers staff value

Engineering business Jungheinrich employs 790 members of staff in a wide variety of roles and has seven sites across the UK.

In order to reward staff, Jungheinrich’s assistant director of HR Jonathan Pearce worked in partnership with employee benefits platform provider Xexec to launch and manage a customised discounts platform for its members of staff that suited its demographic and company values.

Pearce says: “Myself and the team were looking for a tailored, effective employee benefit solution that would communicate our dedication to the recognition of our employees, with the overarching goal of increasing their engagement and satisfaction. We wanted to provide valuable benefits to employees, improve employee engagement and create a culture of recognition.”

The platform was designed with a focus on employees and their priorities, and provides a broad range of discounts and benefits from retailers Jungheinrich knows its employees love. The result is a benefits programme with an employee-first focus, says Pearce, which is a reflection of the company ethos that keeps employees’ best interests at the heart of everything it does.

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Since its launch, the platform has boosted employee engagement right across the business, and has provided thousands of pounds of savings and exclusive benefits to its users. A total of 74% of  staff are registered with the platform, and the organisation believes it has been so well received due to the great savings and constant communication.

The scheme receives great feedback: employees always comment that the platform is something that they enjoy and appreciate. Pearce says: “The key is to maintain regular marketing and communications, recognising that this is a long-term benefit, not a one-month-wonder. We provide our employees with benefits that deliver them real value, giving a clear message that we invest in our employees and reward them for their hard work.”