This week's release:
Global | TRS | Rich-text editor
It's essential that the TRS page gives enough thorough information about each benefit so that employees receive just the right amount of information and are encouraged to click through to the benefit. Based on client feedback, we've enabled rich-text editing of each benefit's description including attaching links and highlighting certain sentences. Now when clicking "View Details" there are in-depth descriptions that employees can read and learn for themselves:
This allows TRS to be more than just as a static list of benefits but a dynamic tool that enhances the employee journey with a benefit. The key benefit is that Dynamic TRS shortens the distance between the user and the actual benefit - they are just a click away from using the benefit.
Global | Recognition & Reward | Reporting
A new report, R612, is live on the SmartHub Insights section of Reward Manager. It details R&R spend by employee within a time period selected. This is a key addition, especially for tax purposes on awards received.
UK | Cycle to Work | National Minimum Wage Bike
From the 1st of September, the Halfords NMW single payment solution will no longer be available.
What does this mean?
No more £19 bikes for eligible NMW employees to redeem.
What is replacing it?
Employees on NMW will be directed to the Halfords 10% off discount voucher.
UK | Employee Discounts | Starbucks removal
Starbucks has taken the decision to remove their offer from the Employee Benefits market, and is therefore no longer available on the SmartSpending™ employee discounts platform.
However, Reward Gateway is working with them directly to explore a way we can continue to host their offer exclusively and help our clients' employees save. In the meantime, employees can still find fantastic savings in this space with both Costa and Caffè Nero available on SmartSpending™.