Recognising the flexibility needed in supporting a new hybrid approach to working, utility infrastructure specialist Matrix Group has partnered with global employee benefits and reward platform, Perkbox.

Rolling out this autumn, Group employees will for the first time be able to access Perkbox’s new location-agnostic platform – providing a host of benefits and free resources to staff, whether they’re based in an office, on site or remotely.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, Matrix Group like many other companies has reviewed how its employees work together and understands that a blend of working practices, hours and locations is needed to achieve the right balance of wellbeing and productivity.  With this in mind, it recognised some changes and modifications needed to be made to its business operations and one part of that, is the introduction of Perkbox.

In addition to the many money-off vouchers and discount codes for retail, entertainment and leisure activities nationwide, Matrix Group’s dedicated Perkbox portal will provide employees with access to wellness, celebration and culture hubs. Respectively these provide resources for self-help, an opportunity to recognise achievements, and a central point for the Group to share business news and information.

Annabel Joseph, Matrix Group Human Resources Manager, said: “In the short time I’ve been working at Matrix Group I could see this was a Company which genuinely cared about its employees. Like many other organisations, they’re working hard to understand what a post-Covid world looks like and how they can adapt their working practices to accommodate hybrid working.

“One of the biggest challenges faced by companies over the last 18 months has been the lack of in-person interaction and group collaboration, which would be a given in a traditional office environment.  These play a key role in supporting employee wellbeing, recognition of achievements by peers and managers, and communication in general. Accepting that working life will probably never quite be the same again, we’re embracing this change in working life at Matrix Group and the resources provided by Perkbox’s new location-agnostic platform, will help us as we navigate our way forward.”