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Staffcare Receive Two Nominations from the WSB Awards - 10/08/2017
Staffcare are proud to have been shortlisted for two awards at this year’s WSB Awards.

Best Communications / Engagement Initiative
Working together with Northumbrian Water on their ‘Tap into…’ campaign Staffcare have nominated Northumbrian Water for the Best Communications / Engagement Initiative of the year category, recognising their use of Staffcare technology.

Using their new employee benefits portal as the lynchpin for their campaign Northumbrian water were able to simplify their benefits process. The scheme educated staff on the full extent of their benefits options.

With a carefully crafted internal communication campaign, Northumbrian Water were able to encourage employees to learn about their core benefits. This encouraged the use of the new platform and the uptake of more personalised, flexible benefits.

Throughout the campaign Northumbrian water were able to engage over 80% of their workforce and saw a rise in benefits take up by 5%. 

 
Best Use of Technology for Benefits
Staffcare have also been shortlisted for the Best Use of Technology for Benefits Award for the Staffcare 7.10 platform.

Designed to enable any organisation to present any benefit, from any provider, to any scheme design, organisations are able to truly tailor their platforms to their employees. 

Staffcare continuously invest in enhancing the experience of every major user group.  These enhancements form part of a major programme of works that achieve:
  1. 50% reduction in technical scoping and build
  2. Suite of tools to further enhance the administration capability and automation
  3. Standardised user experience design that allows ‘plug & play’ benefits to build into an enhanced employee user journey with no extra configuration

Our continuous development of the platform has meant that our clients and licensing partners are able to spend more time developing outstanding benefits programmes. Which, the technology will knit together into one simple, engaging platform.

 
We would like to congratulate all others whose hard work has been recognised through the WSB Awards and look forward to seeing everyone on the 7th September to celebrate. 
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Staffcare achieves ISO27001 certification from the British Assessment Bureau - 07/08/2017
Staffcare are pleased to announce that they have achieved certification to the internationally recognised ISO 27001 standard, ensuring that clients can rest assured knowing that they are partnering with a fully compliant and secure organisation.  
ISO27001
This independent assessment was conducted by the British Assessment Bureau, a leading Certification Body, and demonstrates Staffcare’s commitment to keeping their data, staff and premises secure.  ISO 27001 is the internationally recognised Information Security Management Standard that proves an organisation’s commitment to the security of their customer, employee and shareholder’s information.

With ISO 27001 in place, Staffcare are able to minimise risks to potential data security breaches and reduce errors and costs, while demonstrating credibility and trust.

The benefits of certification to ISO 27001 include:
  • Proving to clients an organisation keeps their information secure;
  • Achieve operational excellence;
  • Minimise risk of potential data security breaches;
  • Protects reputation;
  • Reduces errors and costs;
  • Increases business profitability;
  • Engage employees.

Adam Wylde, Head of Technology says “Information security has always been core to our organisation and the technology we provide. We’re proud that our ongoing work to keep our data and applications secure has been externally recognised through this certification. We’ll continue to enhance our practices and invest in information security to ensure us and our clients remain protected.”

THE BRITISH ASSESSMENT BUREAU

The British Assessment Bureau’s reputation was established in 1969 as a specialist in certification scheme management. In 1997, the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry approved the use of the word ‘British’ in their title, in recognition of their pre-eminent status.
Today, they certify organisations to recognised standards, including ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), ISO 27001 (information security management) and OHSAS 18001 (occupational health and safety management). They also design and manage bespoke assessment schemes. Such schemes are based on the establishment of standards, which can be developed to be recognised company-wide, industry-wide, nationally, or internationally.
 
 
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Employee Benefits & Staffcare publish research into latest benefit trends - 15/05/2017
Employee Benefits & Staffcare have published joint research that highlights how employers are responding to recent changes in the benefit market and wider economy. The research recieved 271 responses from readers of employeebenefits.co.uk and was undertaken in February/March 2017.
 

Key Findings

82% Of respondents offer benefits because they are an effective retention tool.
20% of respondents have or will change the mechanism by which they offer benefits affected by the changes to salary sacrifice arrangements.
52% of respondents source benefits directly from a provider.
88% of respondents look for ease of use from their benefits technology.
36% of respondents provide personalised total reward statements for staff.
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Standard Chartered Bank's Global Head of Pensions and Benefits joins Staffcare - 02/05/2017
In what is an exciting development for the benefits industry, one of its leading figures, Marcus Underhill, has joined the employee benefits solutions provider, Staffcare, in the newly created role of Director of Engagement and Insights.

Marcus was previously Global Head of Pensions and Benefits at Standard Chartered Bank and has extensive Global and UK experience in reward and benefits technology and aligning it to meet client needs.

Ray Sieber, Managing Director at Staffcare, said: “I’m delighted that Marcus is joining us during such a pivotal period in the market. His tremendous experience in employee benefits, both in the UK and Asia, will be invaluable to our partners and direct clients alike.  As employee benefits continue to play an ever more strategic role in employee engagement and wellbeing, it is important for us to underpin our 13 year tradition of offering best of breed technology through having leading expertise on board to help us to continue to develop the best possible solutions whilst also being available to support and offer valuable insights to our users”

Marcus Underhill said: “I’m thrilled to be joining Staffcare at this exciting time.  Modern technology enables us to build really compelling stories for the employees of our clients and I’m looking forward to being of value to Staffcare’s clients and partners in the future.   There is a great opportunity to lower the administration burden by doing things much faster and more effectively and with lower risk, that simultaneously also excites online users.”
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