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How we’re supporting the public sector with financial wellbeing and employee motivation

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In the 20 years we've been delivering employee benefits to the UK public sector, Edenred has worked with over 900 public sector clients and provided benefits to over 1.3m employees.


Through this experience we’ve seen many changes. As HR strategies have evolved and employee value propositions have developed, so too have our solutions. We’ve transitioned from childcare vouchers and recognition schemes to an employee engagement platform provider – providing a wide range of solutions that help public sector organisations build engagement with employees, retain talent, and motivate teams.

The way that organisations use our products has evolved too. Most recently to provide financial wellbeing support for employees and keep them engaged considering the rising cost of living crisis. In our Edenred 2023 People Barometer, HR leaders across the public and private sectors told us that the cost of living will have the biggest impact on employee performance this year.

From speaking to clients in government, local authorities, schools and elsewhere, we’re also acutely aware of issues with increasing workloads and recruitment and retention amid a national skills shortage.

For these reasons, we are currently focussed on working with all our public sector clients to help them make the most of our employee engagement platform and provide extra financial support to their employees.

Our solutions

Our products are ideally placed to meet the needs of our public sector clients in the current climate. We provide:

Employee benefits – A platform which allows organisations to offer a comprehensive, competitive set of financial, health, wellbeing, and other employee benefits.

mylifestyle - our employee engagement platform designed specifically for public sector organisations that brings benefits, reward, and recognition together in a single portal.

Employee discounts – our Enhanced Discounts scheme created specifically for the public sector, helping employees save on everyday essential items such as food and clothes as well as lifestyle purchases such as holidays, tech, and mobiles.

Recognition – which organisations can use to recognise the good work delivered by employees and connect them with great rewards.

Select – digital eCodes which recipients can exchange for eGift cards or vouchers for a wide range of categories, including grocery, energy, lifestyle, and shopping.

Prepaid cards – you can load funds onto a card as a one-off or recurring payment solution for specific categories, including food, groceries and eating out on the entire Mastercard network.

These solutions are currently being used by a wide range of public sector organisations ranging from the Department for Transport to Multi Academy Trusts to boost financial wellbeing. Find out more about how we can help you to help alleviate the cost of living for employees and boost motivation.

Read our guide to Edenred in the Public Sector.

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