Programme of support to help staff as households feel the squeeze
Tuesday, 18 October. South Wales. Wales’s leading home-grown internet company, Ogi, is introducing a series of measures to support staff during the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.
Workshops covering topics including personal budgeting have been running since the summer, and free access to one-to-one independent financial advice is accompanied by a confidential employee assistance programme. A pool of online resources is also available to help staff manage their financial and wider wellbeing needs.
Offering a range of personal benefits too, Ogi staff can buy and sell holiday entitlement, and access a fully customisable benefits programme including; dental insurance, eyecare vouchers, life insurance and cycle to work scheme, in addition to annual bonus or commission based incentives.
As well as this, around 70% of staff are now eligible for the company’s £1,200 cost-of-living payment, topping up salaries by £400 a month for up to three months, from this October.
This package of support comes off the back of the broadband provider’s six-month free broadband offer for customers, along with a 10% reduction in overall package prices, announced in September.
People Experience Director, Lisa Hand, 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.”
Chief Executive Officer, Ben Allwright, said: “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’s programme of resources is available to all staff, regardless of role, with the targeted cost-of-living payment available to around 70% of staff across the business.