G&K Services Selects Benefitfocus HR InTouch Leading Manufacturer Streamlines Benefits Management & Employee Communication
CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- G&K Services, Inc. has selected BENEFITFOCUS HR InTouch™ for online benefit enrollment and employee communication. With nearly 7,800 employees and 160 locations in North America, Minneapolis-based G&K Services is a market leader in uniform and facility service programs in the United States and Canada.
Prior to Benefitfocus, G&K Services used a paper-based enrollment system and was looking for a more efficient solution for managing and communicating employee benefits, as well as promoting wellness in the workplace. With Benefitfocus' cloud-based technology, employees will be able to log into a single online portal from any computer or mobile device to explore all available plan options, enroll in their benefits and learn more about the wellness programs provided by G&K Services.
"Employee communication was a major factor when we were comparing solutions," said Heidi Lundgren, Director of Compensation & Benefits for G&K Services. "The multi-language capability of HR InTouch will help support our need to communicate benefit options to our employees that speak English as a second language. Because the system is so user-friendly and offers great educational tools and resources, employees will be able to complete the enrollment process effortlessly."
"G&K Services is a recognized leader in the uniform rental and facility services industry," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "We are excited to work with an organization that has maintained such a strong commitment to quality for more than 100 years and provide them with technology that will help create an informed and engaged workforce."
G&K Services will go live on the Benefitfocus Platform this fall for its open enrollment beginning in November.
Benefitfocus is the largest benefits technology provider in the U.S. More than 17 million consumers, 320,000 employers and 60,000 brokers use our cloud-based platform to shop, enroll, manage and exchange all their benefits in one place. From consumer engagement and education to enrollment, communication and billing, Benefitfocus is helping companies find a better way to manage their benefits. For more information, visit www.benefitfocus.com.
About G&K Services
G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of rental and purchased uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from over 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GKSR and is a component of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit the company's web site at www.gkservices.com.