With over 160 employees across several locations, RMS Ports needed to ensure it was offering a good range of benefits, with the specific aim to aid the recruitment and retention of staff.
The company carried out a staff survey to explore the areas of greatest interest to the workforce. The survey was sent to all employees and designed to elicit views on the health and wellbeing benefits that would best support the staff, including private medical insurance (PMI), dental care, cash plans and health screening.
The results showed that the greatest interest was in PMI, so health and wellbeing specialist advisers Towergate Health & Protection then examined the options available on the market to find the best fit with the employees’ preferences and requirements, as well as RMS Ports’ budgetary parameters.
Following a review, they were able to provide the appropriate PMI and also offer additional health and wellbeing benefits that matched a number of the most popular requests from the survey. These included health screening, access to virtual GPs, an employee assistance programme (EAP), gym membership and allergy testing.
Not only do these benefits support existing employees, RMS Ports is able to promote the benefits they offer to proactively help them recruit staff.
The world of workplace health and wellbeing support today is very different from a few years ago – there is now so much on offer to support people holistically. The right health and wellbeing benefits really help to set companies apart, and can be incredibly valuable to a company and its workforce.
Brett Hill is Distribution Director of Towergate Health & Protection. Brett’s career spans 20 years, working in technical, commercial, sales & marketing and senior management roles with leading insurance companies, including AXA PPP Healthcare, Standard Life Healthcare and Unum. Brett has been responsible for charting the company’s...