LONDON, December 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Jack Wills (http://www.jackwills.com), a British fashion and lifestyle brand, has partnered with Perkbox (http://www.perkbox.co.uk), a leading employee engagement platform, to launch an exciting new incentives, rewards and engagement programme for its employees.
As part of its continuing commitment to improve employee engagement, Jack Wills will now provide its team with free and exclusive access to over two hundred practical and recreational perks. New benefits now available to the team at Jack Wills via Perkbox include up to 8% off at 20,000 retail stores and 50 nationwide brands, 4% off at Amazon, two for one or 50% off in more than 6,500 restaurants with a free tastecard, free mobile phone insurance, money off in pubs, bars and coffee shops, heavily discounted theatre tickets and attraction day passes, corporate rates in top gym chains and discounted MOTs, amongst hundreds of other benefits. Fresh perks will be added to the platform regularly and all employees will be able to redeem these 24/7 via their own dedicated account, using Perkbox's online desktop and tablet platform and smartphone app.
As well as easy online and on-the-go redemption using the latest technology, Jack Wills staff will also have access to an engagement platform that is designed to enhance financial, emotional and physical wellbeing. This includes a wellness hub of professionally-made online classes in yoga, healthy cooking, exercise and meditation, a 24-hour assistance helpline and financial advice. The team will be automatically enrolled in an online internal Rewards and Recognition platform - a gamified system carefully constructed to facilitate top-down rewards and drive peer-to-peer recognition via the exchange of digital badges. Admin users will also be able to add any other perks they offer in addition to Perkbox to the platform and will be able to track return on investment via an online dashboard, which highlights how many staff are actively using the platform and how much money staff have saved.
Sarah Day, HR Director at Jack Wills, commented: "Improving employee engagement, communication and team relationships remains a priority at Jack Wills. People are at the core of our business; we believe that if we look after our team, they will look after our company and our customers. We wanted to take our investment in employee engagement to the next level to reward our team's hard work and dedication to the company. Perkbox offered us a holistic solution to this and we are confident that it will deliver effective engagement that will boost motivation and productivity."
Chieu Cao, CMO & Co-Founder at Perkbox, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Jack Wills to help them to reward and motivate their hard-working staff with a range of perks and benefits. Our research shows that a disengaged employee in the retail sector can cost an organisation almost £2,700 more than one that is engaged in absenteeism, recruitment and training costs. We are confident that the Perkbox platform will support Jack Wills in their bid to nurture and motivate their team in line with their employee-centred culture, reducing employee churn, boosting the quality of service provided in customer-facing roles in the stores and attracting new talent to the organisation."
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ABOUT JACK WILLS
Established by Peter Williams in 1999, as a single shop in the seaside town of Salcombe, Jack Wills has since expanded to become an international brand with 80 stores across the globe, including those in the UK, US, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Middle East, and currently shipping to 126 countries worldwide via jackwills.com.
Jack Wills is a British fashion and lifestyle brand that has always believed in creating premium clothing and accessories for people who appreciate design, quality and attention to detail. It's known for heritage-inspired classics with a contemporary twist and is proud to fly the flag for Britain around the world, whether through a collaboration with a Yorkshire mill or the Jack Wills Seasonnaires' summer on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Authenticity, honesty and irreverence are just three of the qualities woven into the 'Fabric of Jack' and this company ethos has stood fast for 17 years.
Perkbox is a cloud-based employee perks and engagement platform for businesses of all sizes, giving employers and employees a range of great perks, social reward and recognition tools and health and wellness platforms that help promote the financial, emotional and physical wellbeing of their team.
Perkbox was set up with the belief that the best companies to work for look after their teams and value their staff. The most successful businesses are comprised of people who are engaged, satisfied and loyal. Providing perks and engagement tools helps build stronger teams and incentivises workers to aspire to greatness.
Until recently, only large corporations could afford to pay for employee perks. Perkbox's easy and wholly customised offering allows SMEs to reward and incentivise their growing team with perks that help build a happy work culture with an investment in line with their budgets.
For more information about Perkbox, or for interviews with Perkbox founders Saurav Chopra and Chieu Cao, contact:
Hannah Sims, PR
Tel: 020 8396 6812