Giving Securitas the tools to lock down employee engagement
Looking after employee wellbeing has quickly become a key priority for businesses of all sizes and in all industries, particularly following the Covid-19 pandemic. But providing the right mix of work, finance and medical benefits isn’t easy.
Liesbeth Schiavo, People & Culture Director for Securitas in the UAE & Saudi Arabia, explains how the company has transformed its approach to workplace benefits in order to provide a world class employee experience.
Within the UAE and Saudi Arabia, the company focuses on delivering tailor-made physical and digital security services for the likes of corporate offices, retailers and data centers. These services range from on-site guarding to electronic security and remote services. But despite its business success in the region, Securitas was struggling to effectively engage its employees. It lacked a dynamic, agile solution that could bring employees together while streamlining HR operations – which is why it turned to Bayzat.
Securitas rolled out Bayzat’s employee benefits platform in the UAE giving them the ability to offer exclusive perks to their workforce such as vouchers from local retailers. The work life platform provides more in-depth wellness benefits like access to online doctor consultations and medicine delivered to their doorsteps. Centralising employee benefits through Bayzat has streamlined Securitas’ HR operation, while showing their commitment to the part they love most - their people. And the proof is in the pudding, with 90% of their UAE employees having downloaded and actively engage with their Bayzat App.
The Bayzat platform has enabled Securitas to run company-wide health initiatives in an innovative, tech savvy and engaging way. Such as its ‘sole survivor’ challenge, where employees compete to walk the most steps throughout September. Previously, employees had to send screenshots of their step counts to one person who logged everything manually. Now the entire challenge can be managed automatically through Bayzat. Including the ability to post their results on the Bayzat newsfeed and encourage camaraderie. The result is a much more engaging, interactive experience for the 400 participants.
This further increases the administrative burden on the HR team, limiting their visibility into how employees are performing across the company. As Liesbeth says, “I’m tired of running after managers to get their employee appraisals. It adds a lot of time and effort, plus they often get lost.” Securitas needs a tool that can streamline these processes and provide.