Powerful services to transform your manufacturing business.
Our tailored benefits suite will care for your employees needs and propel them to fulfil your business potential.
Health & Wellbeing Benefits
The physically and mentally demanding manufacturing industry environment can compromise employees’ wellbeing. Research suggests it comes in third place on the list of sectors with the highest stress rates. Our health and wellbeing solution will give your employees and their families 24/7 access to an array of services: from registered GPs and prescription services to specialist referrals, information about surgical options and private medical costs. Our benefits portal includes fitness and nutrition advice, discounted gym memberships, confidential hotline support, and professional counselling advice.
With our lifestyle benefits tailored to the specific needs of manufacturing staff, your company can facilitate experiences to make your current employees feel supported and happy to work at your company and to attract new talent. Help your employees save thousands on their daily expenses when shopping online! Our offers extend to popular brands such as M&S, Sainsbury’s, Boots, Argos and many more. Your employees can enjoy leisure activities and outings, from shopping sprees and experience days to week-long trips and gym discounts.
Our uncomplicated auto-enrolment solution will help you provide a workplace pension scheme suited to your staff’s fundamental need for future financial security. Your employees get secure, privacy-compliant access to their payslips and salary notices, giving them peace of mind that they are being paid on time and correctly. You get the recognition you deserve as a great employer because showing that you care for it makes all the difference.
Payroll is time-consuming, especially for a labour-intensive industry such as manufacturing. In addition, it is not just about paying your employees accurately and on time; payroll data gives you invaluable insight into your business and resource management, increasing your efficiency and improving your ability to strategise. Our personalised approach provides a single point of contact, ensuring a consistent focus on your operations, visibility of your workforce and flexible reporting options for efficient data analysis. We will relieve you from these burdens so you can focus on your business growth.
Managing it is challenging due to the physicality of work in the manufacturing industry. Our team of dedicated legal professionals at Holly Blue Employment Law can step in when needed to assist you with performance appraisals, accidents, disciplinary matters and dismissals. They are available for immediate and long-term advice and support and have extensive experience working with clients with little or no HR. We can help you manage all employment law matters and resolve issues before they become problems.
Did you know?
Young people view the sector as having low wages and poor benefits.
Even though for the 2.7 million people employed by UK manufacturers, the average manufacturing wage is 12% higher than the economy’s as a whole, and the average salary for a Manufacturing Engineer is more than 19% higher than the UK’s national average salary.
About the Manufacturing Industry
Manufacturing is one of the production industries, including mining, electricity, water & waste management and oil & gas extraction. With an annual output of £183 billion, the UK remains the ninth-largest manufacturing nation in the world.
Besides its ranking, which shows its great strength, the UK manufacturing industry continues to face skills gap challenges. The Great Manufacturing Resignation in 2021 was a mass shake-up of workers leaving their current roles, with the industrial companies reporting a 20-30% workforce attrition rate, which continued into 2022. Brexit and the pandemic have added to the skills gaps, with manufacturers reportedly paying £5,000 to try to get overseas workers through the visa process and into the country, particularly toolmakers.
In addition, the industry lacks adequate wellbeing provisions for its staff: a study conducted by Private Rehab Clinic Delamere ranked the manufacturing industry in third place in the sectors with the highest stress rates, with 55.80% of manufacturing employees reporting workplace stress. In addition, the study revealed that the manufacturing sector received a health and wellbeing score of 1.4/10 and a work/life balance score of 2.1/10.