Benefits and perks have become increasingly important as the ‘Great Resignation’ has pushed wages up. Many companies are attempting to retain and attract talent by bolstering the benefits and culture they offer.
This has been made easier as Perkbox has enlisted the help of Uber for Business to create custom benefits packages for its customers.
Through this partnership, employers can fund free rides and meals for their employees around the world, as part of a holistic package of benefits designed to serve a modern workforce and help them navigate new, more flexible, ways of working.
The importance of this partnership
Benefits are uniquely important at the moment as employers face new sets of pressures in attracting and retaining employees in the ‘Great Resignation’.
In fact, Perkbox alongside Censuswide found, in a survey of 252 general practitioners and 2,017 full-time employees, 56% of employees want more from their organizations in terms of benefits and rewards.
Additionally, the survey found that that 28% of people recognize that everyday aspects of going to the workplace – such as packing their bag and using public transport – are causing increased levels of stress.
In response to these issues, this new partnership means companies can make Uber’s transport and food offerings will be readily giftable to employees.
On top of that, teams will now be able to have lunches and dinner together while geographically dispersed. This dispersed, but united, eating is intended to foster a sense of community and culture between colleagues who are far from each other.
Uber for Business benefit forms part of Perkbox’s ‘Flexi Perks’ offering. The idea is that employers can allocate a monthly points allowance to workers. These points can then be redeemed against a selection of activities, experiences, and perks, such as free Uber rides and Uber Eats.
Speaking about the partnership, Gautam Sahgal, CEO at Perkbox, said: “Employees have been through the mill over the last 18 months, with work and home life colliding.
“For many, this overlap between professional and personal isn’t going away anytime soon, meaning businesses must reshape their benefits to help their people strike a balance between the different pressures they’re facing.
“It’s fantastic to be working with Uber which can support workers around the world by making their days a little easier – whether that’s removing the hassle from the morning commute or taking care of lunch or dinner for the family.”
Sahgal added: “It is an international approach to rewards and benefits, relevant across geographies, that has become vital to communicating a strong sense of company culture and experience.
“In many ways, we’re more disconnected than ever yet, at the same time, employees are wanting to work for organizations with a strong, unified sense of purpose.
“Having perks and benefits that can be shared and enjoyed across global workforces can help bring people together, whether that’s a virtual gift in recognition of good work or the shared experience of dining together.”
From the perspective of Uber for Business, Christophe Peymirat, head of Uber for Business EMEA, said: “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Perkbox, ensuring that even more businesses are able to reward employees appropriately for all of their hard work.
“If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing it’s that employees are central to their organization and providing them with the best experience possible is crucial to lasting success.
“From healthy snacks, to team reward lunches and quicker commutes. Uber for Business supports organizations in implementing a personalized rewarding system ideal for every employee.”