Welsh internet business Ogi has introduced a series of measures to support its workforce during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, including a £1,200 payment.
Ogi introduced the payment for approximately 70% of its 160 members of staff. From October, these employees will receive a £400 addition to their salaries, lasting for three months.
The firm also introduced workshops on personal budgeting, as well as free access to one-to-one independent financial advice and a confidential employee assistance programme (EAP). It has also launched a pool of online resources, available to all staff regardless of their role, in order to help them manage their financial and wider wellbeing needs.
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Lisa Hand, people experience director at Ogi, said: “All of our staff are affected by the cost-of-living crisis in one way or another, and our package of support has something to help everybody. As we continue to prioritise the wellbeing of staff during these unprecedented times, we’ll do everything we can to listen and offer our people the support they need, when they need it most.”
Ben Allwright, chief executive officer at Ogi, added: “Building on the support we’ve already offered to our customers through the Ogi Max Offer, I hope this package for staff will go some way to helping ease the pressure and help them get through this challenging time.
“This is about looking after our colleagues, our customers and our teams on the ground, making sure we provide as much support as we can, whatever an individual’s circumstances might be. A business like ours is nothing without its people, and in times of need it’s important we remind ourselves of this and offer a helping hand where we can.”
Ogi also allows employees to buy and sell holiday entitlement, while offering a customisable benefits programme that includes dental insurance, eyecare vouchers, life insurance and a cycle to work scheme, in addition to annual bonus or commission-based incentives.