While general managers and head chefs were already covered with private healthcare, the new initiative opens this benefit up to all team members who have been with the company for at least 12 months across Fuller’s managed pubs and hotels.
The new scheme will provide support for routine medical treatment, a virtual GP service, help with optician costs, dental plans, access to alternative and complementary therapies, and contributions to prescription costs.
Fuller’s people and talent director Dawn Browne said: “This new health benefit is, I believe, industry leading. It means every one of our team members with more than a year’s service, in every part of the company, now has access to a medical benefit. That is something we are really proud of.”
The latest update to the Fuller’s benefits package comes after the operator recently improved staff discount to rise with tenure of service and the launch of a new platform called My Fuller’s.
My Fuller’s shows all staff benefits in one place, such as access to discounts on shopping, leisure, gyms, insurance, wellbeing services, and online learning tools.
The ‘Fuller’s Give as you Earn scheme’, for those donating regularly to charities, improved parental leave, and a link to Wagestream, which provides advanced access to wages when needed, are also available via My Fuller’s.
Looking after employees
The ‘Benefit in Kind tax’ has also been covered by Fuller’s, making the new scheme totally free for its team members, with dependent children automatically covered and partners able to be added at a cost to employees.
Browne added: “When combined with the launch of My Fuller’s, and the length of service-related increase in staff discount through the Inndulgence card, this medical benefit reinforces Fuller’s position as an employer of choice.
“If you want to work for a company that takes looking after its people seriously, Fuller’s is definitely the place where you belong.”