Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Do Your Employee Benefits Meet the Needs of All Your Staff?

You will probably have heard of, and may even offer employee benefits such as Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work and healthy lifestyle benefits, however, have you ever looked at which of your staff actually use these?  Everyone has different lifestyle needs and financial commitments, therefore your employees won't necessarily have the financial capacity to benefit from your most popular benefits.  So, what can you do to reward these employees and encourage them to use your employee benefit schemes?  

The one thing that everyone has these days is a mobile phone – attract your entire workforce by helping them to make savings on their mobile phone costs.  By doing so, you can boost morale, productivity and attract new employees when recruiting.

Busy Bees Benefits is a well-known and trusted employee benefits provider, offering high quality schemes to help make your employees' wages go further.  Their brand-new Mobile Phone scheme is perfect to offer to employees wanting more from their mobile phones.  People have high expectations from the latest mobile phone technology – they want more without having to pay much more.  

The Busy Bees Benefits Mobile Phone scheme appeals to younger employees wanting to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and those employees who want to branch out into the world of smartphones.  Operated as salary sacrifice, the tariff is deducted directly from employees' wages, by doing so they will make tax and National Insurance savings.  As an employer, you can save up to 13.8% your Employers National Insurance Contributions, per employee on the scheme.

The Busy Bees Benefits Mobile Phone scheme differs to all others available: 
·         All handsets and tariffs available on the scheme come 4G enabled, allowing greater data coverage for no extra cost, unlike other contracts found on the high street.

·         Employees can choose from a range of the latest smartphones on the market, selecting brands such as iPhone, Samsung, Blackberry, Nokia, LG, Sony and HTC.  

·         All of the excellent tariffs available include no handset charge, unlimited minutes and texts, 2GB of data (other packages are available), 24-month extended handset warranty and free access to 4G as standard.

The scheme is already proving to be popular.  Caroline Hardy chose the new iPhone 5s 16GB with 4GB of data – "I am a savvy shopper and I shopped around to make sure I was getting the best deal, the savings I receive are much better than on the high street.  The fact that I get a 2 year warranty on the handset makes the package even more attractive."
Employees find the scheme really easy to use, Caroline said "The ease of ordering through the online system and the fact that the phone was hand delivered to me, made this so much more enjoyable than trawling around shops for my new phone – I will definitely do this again when my contract expires."

Even those employees who haven’t previously owned a smartphone because of the expensive monthly costs are championing the new scheme: Andy Last said "I did not anticipate purchasing a higher standard of phone than my old Nokia, but the scheme made it more affordable and I love it."

If you would like to find out more about the Mobile Phone scheme and how it differs from other similar schemes on the market please contact Busy Bees Benefits on, call 0330 333 9100 or visit