Commercial Manager Andrew Fisher says finding and retaining top quality talent, especially in areas that have labour shortages such as carpentry and concreting, and “quality of life in the construction industry is quite challenging”.
Prior to signing up to Perkbox, Collaborative Construction Solutions was already offering a raft of perks to employees. Staff are able to take up to six weeks of annual leave and working hours are flexible. As for events, there’s an annual Christmas party, as well as an awards night where the recipients of the two biggest awards — Site Team Member of the Year and Office Team Member of the Year — are flown to Las Vegas for a conference. Every two months they hold more casual team activities and events such as taking the day off to play football to raise funds for the local community or booking out a gold class cinema for the whole team.
The Perks product complements their already robust schedule of events. Particularly popular perks amongst the team are the grocery perks.
Rewarding the team
Andrew points out that the “leadership team doesn't see everything that happens” and so they’re relying on the team to use Perkbox “to recognise their peers or blow their own trumpet on things so that those things don't slip by.”
“Perkbox is what we're using to reward and recognise and we're becoming more active in that.”
The leadership team are putting action behind their intentions to keep engagement in the Recognition product high, “we had a campaign where we got one of our employees who is a cultural leader to essentially launch a 'reward a mate' campaign where we asked people to jump in and recognise people they work with and we'd apply a voucher to ten of those recognitions. It worked out pretty well.”
In order to continue improving the management team is developing “a more structured approach to it” using the polls feature and adding rewards to recognitions.
Looking to the future
Alongside developing a structured approach, Collaborative Construction Solutions wants to keep their numbers high, “engagement for the rest of the company can be a challenge and that's the next thing we'll try to encourage.”