Times are tough, but please be reassured that, as always, we’re here to help

In light of the evolving global situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, we’re making sure that we’re helping you out in every way possible as we all adapt to the rapidly changing world of work.

We're remote, but still with you

Every team in Benefex has the ability to operate 100% remotely, and so we have asked all employees to work from home to mitigate the risk of the virus spreading. We are still delivering to the same standards on our products and supporting services, and we believe that all customers and partners are receiving the same excellent level of care that they have come to expect of Benefex.

While our global offices are closed, we are conducting all of our customer meetings remotely using video conference wherever possible.

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Supporting employees

We understand that this is a time of concern for both our customers and their employees, and we are committed to finding ways to make their experience easier through this period of uncertainty. OneHub is available 24/7 to support you to raise any questions you have, and our employee support centre is on hand to make sure all employee queries are answered as normal.

We’ll keep you posted on here

We’re continuing to monitor the situation daily, and we encourage everyone in the Benefex community to follow all global government advice. We will provide further updates should the situation change and we need to adapt our policies, execute any additional steps within our Business Continuity Plan, or introduce any new precautionary measures.

If you have any questions for us, please get in touch with your Benefex contact if you are a customer, or email us on info@hellobenefex.com.

Wellbeing Wednesdays - four weeks of webinars

Take a look at our full programme of online discussions throughout May, with guests from Countryside, Ordergroove, A New Normal, and EDF!

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Useful information

Enjoy OneHub | Recognition, free!

We want to help as much as possible, so we’re offering our community the chance to have access to OneHub | Recognition – Benefex’s social recognition platform absolutely free! Enjoy 5-months' free access (or 11 months for NHS organisations and businesses who have moved to front line production) to our fun, easy-to-use social recognition tool. There’s no obligation, no hoops to jump through, and no hidden costs. OneHub | Recognition can help employers to keep their people connected, engaged, and together, even when they’re working apart. 

To find out more about redeeming the offer, get in touch with our team and see OneHub | Recognition for yourself.

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OneHub | Communications: three months' free access

All Benefex customers can access OneHub | Communications, absolutely free for three months to help stay connected with employees who are working remotely. Just speak to your Customer Success Director for more information.

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