In November, Glaxosmithkline introduced online total reward statements, provided by Thomsons Online Benefits, for its 16,000 UK employees. These replace GSK’s previous in-house paper and online statements. GSK has set up computer kiosks at some of its manufacturing sites to help staff who are not computer-based to access statements more easily.
Staff can also opt to buy five days’ extra holiday a year through salary sacrifice via their online statement. In the future, GSK will modify the statements so staff can apply for all benefits online. A pensions calculator will also be added.
Harsha Modha, director of UK benefits programmes at GSK, said: “Employees will, in the future, be able to enrol onto all our plans via the platform. An employee’s basic pay might be £30,000 but their overall package might be worth £45,000.”