LONDON, November 28, 2016

Ealing, Hammersmith & West London’s Colleges (EHWLC), colleges of further and higher education, have partnered with Perkbox, the UK’s leading employee engagement platform, to launch an exciting new incentives, rewards and engagement programme for its employees to enjoy.

As part of its continuing commitment to rewarding its team for their hard work and maintaining a high quality of education, EHWLC will now provide its employees with free and exclusive access to over two hundred practical and recreational perks. New benefits now available to the team at EHWLC 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 half price 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, EHWLC 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 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.

Garry Phillips, CEO of West London’s College, commented: “Perkbox is another piece of the College’s toolkit to support, recognise and reward staff in line with its value-driven culture. Our staff do a number of amazing things, every day, in educating students and preparing them for the world of work or higher education. It is important that we continue to support employees, as they are our most valuable asset. Perkbox is an exciting new initiative that enables the College to provide all staff with superb offers and rewards. It is an accessible and easy-to-use solution to employee engagement and we are confident that it will help us to further develop our team.”

Chieu Cao, CMO & Co-Founder at Perkbox, said: “It is important to remind your team how valuable they are to the success of the business and to ensure that everyone is onboard in creating a fantastic place to work. We are delighted to be joining EHWLC on their mission to: ‘improve lives through education’ and are confident that our new partnership will help the colleges to boost employee happiness and motivation, and to deliver the highest standards of teaching and training possible.”