European provider of live-in care services Promedica24 has launched an employee benefits platform in order to support its 400 UK care workers.
Provided by benefits platform business Perkbox, it will offer employees access to a large number of benefits, including free health and fitness classes, restaurant, supermarket and retail store discounts, mindfulness sessions and 24/7 access to an online GP.
The platform was rolled out for use this month (September) in the hope that it will increase employee engagement and support staff with their emotional, financial, physical and mental wellbeing. It will sit alongside the organisation’s wider employee wellbeing programme, which already enables access to private medical insurance, personal care managers mentoring, 24/7 telephone support, activity days, and craft and cookery courses.
In addition, it will support the organisation’s plan to hire 2,000 more UK care workers over the next 18 months.
HR officer Mirela Waller explained that employees dedicate their professional lives to supporting others, going above and beyond regular duties to ensure clients are safe and happy, and have worked tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic to continue to provide “outstanding” physical and emotional support for clients.
“We wanted to show our recognition for their hard work and commitment by introducing a variety of perks and benefits that have something to offer for everyone. The platform has received great feedback from our staff so far, and it will play a key part in strengthening our employee engagement and satisfaction for years to come,” she said.
Grzegorz Wrzosek, head of UK recruitment, added that alongside the existing employee benefits and support programme, he is confident that the addition of the platform will strengthen the organisation’s position in the care industry and attract people with the right set of skills, values and experience to deliver “outstanding care and support”.