Wilson James, the provider of specialist security, construction logistics and aviation services, has introduced a new health and well-being platform for its 5,000-plus employee workforce.
Provided by Vivup, the platform was implemented to reflect Wilson James’ ongoing commitment to invest in its well-being 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 that it needed an employee well-being programme that was inclusive and supported every level of its workforce.
Employees now have access to Vivup’s Employee Assistance Programme with confidential counselling services and online support which is overseen by a clinical governance framework conforming to NHS standards. Staff are also supported with guidance on an array of health-affecting topics including mental fitness, stress and also dependant family support, with no limit on the help they can receive.
The new platform also provides financial well-being 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 through to travel, hospitality and popular consumer goods.
Jo Fenton, Human Resources director at Wilson James, explained to Security Matters: “As a business, we’ve always taken an expansive view of employee well-being and we’re 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. Any solutions that don’t recognise this are of limited value.”
Fenton continued: “We’re pleased that this new partnership with Vivup will allow our colleagues to customise their well-being and savings benefits to suit their needs, rather than having a blanket model imposed on them that may not be ideal. We’re 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’re excited about the opportunities ahead.”
Simon Moyle, CEO of Vivup, responded: “This is a great partnership and we’re delighted to be working with the team at Wilson James. The platform has just gone live and we’re already seeing strong engagement. We look forward to providing communications and ongoing support as we continue to connect and engage employees with their benefits.”
*For further information visit http://www.wilsonjames.co.uk