The platform, provided by Vivup, was implemented to reflect Wilson James’ ongoing commitment to invest in its wellbeing resources and provide help at every level of the organisation. Over the past year, Wilson James has seen dramatic changes in its operations due to the pandemic and recognised it needed an employee wellbeing programme that was inclusive and supported every level of its workforce.
Employees now have access to Vivup’s market-leading Employee Assistance Programme with confidential counselling services and online support which is overseen by a clinical governance framework which conforms to NHS standards. Staff are also supported with guidance on an array of health-affecting topics including mental fitness, stress, dependant family support, with no limit on the help they can receive.
The new platform also provides financial wellbeing benefits. Wilson James’ staff can now access a huge range of Lifestyle Savings from the UK’s favourite retailers, ranging from supermarkets, utilities and other essentials, to travel, hospitality, and popular consumer goods.
Jo Fenton, HR Director at Wilson James said: “We have always taken an expansive view of employee wellbeing as a business, and are proud of our track record for delivering popular and award-winning programmes to support the physical and mental health of our colleagues. However, even a robust approach can be improved. If the events of the last two years have demonstrated anything it’s that the needs of individual families and households are complex and unique, and solutions that do not recognise this are of limited value.
“We are pleased that this new partnership with Vivup will allow our colleagues to customise their wellbeing and savings benefits to suit their needs, rather than having a blanket model imposed on them that may not be ideal. We are also involving our colleagues in future development opportunities for the platform to ensure our package of benefits stays relevant to the needs of our workforce. This ability was key to our decision to choose Vivup as a supply partner and we are excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Simon Moyle, CEO of Vivup commented: “This is a great partnership and we are delighted to be working with the team at Wilson James. The platform has just gone live and we are already seeing strong engagement. We look forward to providing our award-winning communications and on-going support as we continue to connect and engage employees with their benefits.”