Make Zest your employee benefits platform
Has your employee benefits platform kept up with how you work? A lot has changed in the last few years, and clunky, one-size-fits-all benefits systems no longer cut it. Say hi to Zest and take your employee benefits personally.
Zest connects seamlessly with the HR, payroll and benefits providers you use. Our integrations save you time, reduce your admin, and keep your data up-to-date, everywhere. And you don’t need to log in to loads of different systems, just Zest.
The Insight module enables us to delve deeper and find out when, how and why our employees are using the platform, which is great
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Every company and every employee is unique. That’s why Zest is personalised to every user, based on the benefits you offer, the benefits they have, and the messages you want them to see.
“The platform has been pivotal in our communications with colleagues”
Be honest. If you asked your workforce what the value of their benefits package is, how many people would get it right? With our total reward statement, employees can see all the info they need, along with an easy-to-understand chart that emphasises the benefits package and not just their salary. It’s always up-to-date and employees can see how it’s changed over time, as well as how it will change in the future.
Unlike most employee benefits platforms, Zest gives you the power to change the look and feel of your system yourself. You don’t need us to do it for you (although we can if you want), and you won’t need to ask for help from your IT or marketing teams either.
Zest makes managing your employee benefits schemes quick and easy, whether you’re a single business in the UK or a global group of companies. And because our benefits system is updated in real-time, your benefits data is always accurate and up-to-date.
Say goodbye to manual processes, with Zest you can build your own rules to automate which benefits are available to each employee based on factors like job grade, location, salary or a change in the employee’s circumstances.
And because Zest has been designed to be flexible, we’ll get you up and running with your new benefits system in weeks rather than months or years.
It’s saved me time and a lot of manual work! This means I can focus on more critical things every month.
Employee benefits are the extra perks and advantages that employers provide to their employees, beyond their regular salary or wages.
An employee benefits platform is a business management system used by organisations to centralise and streamline the management and admin of its employee benefits offering.
Usually, employee benefits platforms will be made available on a self-service basis to employees as well as the HR and benefits teams, enabling employees to access and update their personal information and benefits selections from a PC, tablet or smartphone.
For HR and benefits teams, an employee benefits system will normally include reporting and communication tools to help the business to understand the uptake and effectiveness of their benefits offerings, and to communicate important information to employees surrounding their benefits package.
Organisations operating internationally, with staff employed in multiple countries, need to ensure that the benefits they provide comply with local regulations, and their impact on local taxes are taken into account and managed properly. A global benefits platform needs to be able to offer different benefits to different employees based on factors including their country of employment and their salary, and calculate any tax savings to the employee and/or the employer based on local tax law.
Employee benefits platforms help organisations to manage their benefits schemes more efficiently, reducing administration costs and ensuring the accuracy of their benefits data. Organisations can also report on which employee benefits are popular, or not, and adjust the benefits they provide and promote based on this data.
By giving their staff access to a benefits system, filling it with benefits that are relevant to each employee, and communicating with their workforce, organisations can also increase the uptake of employee benefits among their people, increasing employee engagement and retention. In addition, by increasing the value of benefits used by their employees, organisations can save money through benefits provided on a salary sacrifice basis by reducing their employer’s National Insurance costs.
The amount spent by individual companies will vary significantly and depend on numerous factors including their culture, financial performance and the level of competition for talent in their sector.
The cost of an employee benefits platform varies from provider to provider and will depend on the amount of functionality you require, the number of employees using the solution and the length of the contract you commit to. Zest offers three different pricing tiers to our customers.
The implementation time for an employee benefits platform will vary across vendors and also depends on the complexity of your organisation and your benefits scheme. Another frequently overlooked factor is how quickly each customer organisation can provide the required information and feedback during the implementation process. Many enterprise benefits platforms take multiple months, and sometimes years to implement. Because Zest has been created with flexibility in mind and is implemented by our experienced, expert implementation team, it’s possible to get you up and running with your benefits system in a matter of weeks.
Attractive employee benefits packages help companies to attract new staff, keep them engaged and motivated, and retain employees who might otherwise be tempted away to a new job elsewhere. Employee benefits can also help to improve the mental, physical and financial well-being of employees by ensuring they have access to helpful services and resources such as health and dental insurance, gym memberships, financial coaching and access to counsellors.
Employee benefits can also be used to help employees and employers to access valuable perks while reducing the amount of tax and/or national insurance they need to pay.
Employee benefits systems can save organisations money in four main ways: