Personal Group, a provider of employee benefits and insurance products based in Milton Keynes, has unveiled its best ever benefits and rewards package for its 250 UK-based employees.

The revamped benefits and reward proposition includes a plethora of enviable staff perks, including access to fair value loans and enhanced paternity and maternity pay. Personal Group have also increased all employee’s basic annual leave allowance, added private medical insurance as standard and have extended bereavement leave and emergency leave.

As part of the new package, Personal Group’s sales team also took a trip to Rockingham Race Track, where they were able to trade in their old SEAT Ibiza cars for brand new SEAT Leon’s, while refreshing their knowledge of driver safety training at the same time.

These enhanced benefits complement the other core benefits offered by Personal Group, such as worldwide travel insurance for staff and their families, salary sacrifice for cars, bikes, home technology, parking and holiday purchase. Personal Group also offer everyday retail discounts and gym membership, as well as free and confidential access to an Employee Assistance Programme which offers legal and financial advice as well as access to counselling. In addition, Personal Group offer a non-contributory pension scheme so even if the employee isn’t ready to start saving, there is a growing retirement pot building ready for when they do.

One of Personal Group’s more unique core benefits is linked to their CSR activity. The company supports the Memusi Foundation which works with communities in Kenya and Tanzania to provide hope through education. Personal Group offers funded volunteering trips twice a year to the school their own staff built in Africa, in work time, without impacting staff annual leave allowances. Whilst in Africa, the employees provide on the ground assistance and see first-hand where the company’s fundraising efforts go. Closer to home they invite staff to choose a local charity of the year and all local fundraising efforts support this local worthy cause. On a more individual level, each year every employee can donate £100 to a charity of their choice. The company also matches each employee’s personal fundraising efforts up to £250, doubling any money they raise for their chosen charity.

Rebekah Tapping, HR Director at Personal Group commented:

“At Personal Group we truly believe that our employees are our greatest asset, so we wanted to create a benefits package which was not just a box ticking exercise, but would make a meaningful difference to our staff, their happiness and wellbeing, as well as benefit their wider family and friends too. Many of the new benefits we have introduced in 2018 are around adding greater flexibility and recognition of changing family dynamics and to tackle some of the true issues affecting people in the workplace today.”