LONDON, December 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Wasabi (http://www.wasabi.uk.com), a UK restaurant chain specialising in sushi and bento, 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 retention and loyalty, Wasabi will now provide its staff with free and exclusive access to over two hundred practical and recreational perks. New benefits now available to the team at Wasabi 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, Wasabi 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.
Nina Göthberg, Human Resources Director at Wasabi, commented: "Our sushi makes us special, but it's our great team that helps us to stand head and shoulders above our competition. Perkbox is the perfect partnership to support us in nurturing talent from within the Wasabi family. The range of perks on offer means there is something for everyone, and it is a simple, easy-to-use way to show our team that they are really valued. We are confident that investing in employees will help us to maintain the high levels of efficiency and customer service that we pride ourselves on, especially as we grow within the UK and beyond."
Chieu Cao, CMO & Co-Founder at Perkbox, said: "Wasabi promotes a great workplace culture and we are delighted to be partnering with them. Hospitality is a highly competitive industry, but we are confident that Perkbox will help to give Wasabi a competitive edge in attracting, motivating, engaging and most importantly retaining staff."
NOTES TO EDITOR
Wasabi was founded in 2003, the first UK food retailer to sell individually-wrapped sushi. Led by its founder and chairman Dong Hyun Kim (a former fresh food market trader), Wasabi aims to offer its customers a fast, flavoursome and affordable eating experience. With 48 branches across the UK and two in the USA, Wasabi has become a key player in the food retail sector with its iconic and modern Japanese style stores instantly recognisable throughout the country's high streets, shopping centres and transport hubs.
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