learndirect previously used an employee benefit portal from the Northgate platform, but after research and review they decided to select an employee paid Paycare cash plan for their staff.
About the Client
Around 20,000 people log on and learn with learndirect every day;
Thousands of businesses have equipped their staff for success with learndirect;
- 17,000 apprentices learn with the company every year across 31 frameworks;
- 225,000 people support their career ambitions through learndirect;
- 650,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved.
Challenges and Alternatives
Looking for a cost-effective and popular employee benefit as a replacement for the current provider, Rachel eventually hit on the options offered by Paycare.
“We reviewed our benefits package, using a lot of promotional items that Paycare supplied to us. Feedback confirmed that Paycare’s healthcare cash plan was considered a valuable benefit by our employees.”
“Paycare were really supportive during our re-launch when we were moving away from the Northgate platform. Contracts were being re-negotiated and, as I mentioned earlier, Paycare rose to the challenge when the promotional aspect came to the fore.”
“Along with other benefits that we offer our people, the options are all publicised widely on the intranet and notice boards we do a lot to encourage them to consider adopting the options.
“As I’m sure is true with many other companies, awareness of the benefits available is always something we have to work hard at promoting but I’m sure the take up will grow as the word gets around as to how good the Paycare plan is.”
The Paycare Offer
The extended range of benefits available to learndirect employees includes; childcare, travel vouchers, shopping vouchers and a cycle scheme.
“We are keen to get our employees to look carefully at the range of benefits available in the Paycare plan because when they do they are surprised by the amount of areas they are covered for on the benefits table.”