Islington Council has launched a communication to help staff understand the value of their perks.
It has also introduced an employee assistance programme (EAP) and a number of voluntary benefits. Richard Hill, director of customer focus at the London council, explained that the EAP was introduced to make sure staff could cope with problems that occurred at home and at work – it is hoped it will help improve ratepayer customer service. Some 4,000 employees will be able to take advantage of a stress counselling hotline and face-to-face sessions provided by PPC.
Islington Council has also negotiated discount deals to save staff money with selected travel agents and insurance providers.