Kate Whateley: Total reward statements are a total success

It was great to read the Top tips on total reward statements article (Employee Benefits October issue).

After a staff survey at UKTV, we found a number of employees were simply not aware of the range of benefits available. Beyond the new-starter pack, induction and intranet-based information, we were not proactively highlighting our offer. So we introduced total reward statements with our annual salary review letters, which met with a positive response.

To follow up the statements, our HR team set up a benefit and wellness event, to which we invited our providers so staff could seek direct guidance. The event raised awareness, generated discussion and was enjoyable all round.

Kate Whateley is interim HR director at UKTV