The employee benefit consultancy PES has rebranded as Amba, and is launching a new employee benefits digital platform.
This workplace platform, known as Lumina, will have an environmental focus to particularly to appeal to generation Z and millennial employees.
Lumina will allow employers to give their staff the means to manage their working lives, including more choice and control over their employee benefits package, offering them access to the UK’s broadest range of ethical benefits.
Lumina is a mobile first, digital platform, housing live links to all of an employee’s HR systems in one central hub, from payslips, HRIS integration, Isas and pensions, through to healthcare, salary sacrifice schemes and wellbeing benefits.
In addition to these standard benefits, the Lumina platform will also feature access to some of the ‘greenest’ and most ethical employee benefits available.
The portal plays host to a number of unique features, including Lumina Electric, Lumina Care, Lumina Money, Lumina Calm and Lumina Flex. Here, employers can offer their staff access to ethical benefits options, including contributions towards electric vehicles, wellbeing apps and green savings initiatives.
The new platform is accessible to businesses of any size, regardless of sector or maturity in providing benefits to staff.
Amba CEO Tobin Murphy-Coles says: “Over the past few years there has been a dramatic shift in both the demographic of the UK workforce and the values that they hold.
“The things that matter most to employees have changed. There’s much more focus on the ethical and sustainable values of a company. It is crucial that these values are reflected in the types of benefits a business offers in order for it to remain competitive. Young people want good benefits that do good too. That’s where Lumina steps in.”
He says the Luminia Money scheme has been designed in response to this shift in priorities. For instance, staff using the programme can choose to put money into Isas instead of their pension, and swap holiday days for additional salary.The innovative platform will also offer access to the world’s first net zero pension, in partnership with Cushon.
Cushon managing director Troy Clutterbuck says: “What most people don’t appreciate is that benefits packages can have a negative impact on the environment.” Cushon research shows that the average UK pension pot finances an average of 23 tonnes of CO2 emissions each year.
Cushon aims to reduce this through emission reduction and offsetting.
In addition, the brand-new Lumina Care proposition presents the opportunity for small and medium sized employers to access medical insurance in a cost-effective way by coming together as community of businesses inside a healthcare trust.
Created in partnership with Healix, the trust is built on the premise that all members should have access to full medical history disregarded healthcare.
Once part of the Lumina Care scheme, employers will be offered the opportunity to leverage their wellbeing programmes to reduce future premiums. Every Lumina Care member will also be given access to the Earthmiles workplace wellbeing app plus a wearable, with the analytics generated, including data relating to exercise and nutrition, used to lower future premiums for all trust members.
Murphy-Coles adds: “The fight for top talent is changing and is fiercer than ever. Businesses and HR teams need to be aware that there is a shift in the demands of the modern employee.”
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