Posted in Employee Benefits, Employee Engagement, People Engagement, Financial Wellbeing, Attract Talent, Talent Retention, Improving Performance, Positive Workplace Culture

by Iain Thomson on Jun 21, 2018 8:45:05 AM

Help employees to feel valued with contactless cashback payment cards  

When you’re faced with uncertain economic times, how can you, as an employer, keep your workforce happy and retain talent that’s already squeezed financially?

Here’s one answer – employee cashback cards, now with Apple Pay.

Sodexo’s pre-loaded cards are an easy way to keep employees maximising their earnings and feeling valued. Not only will you help them feel like they’ve got more money in their pockets at the end of the month, but you’ll boost employee engagement – something we could all do with as employees look for greater opportunities to make their earnings go that bit further.

With the UK workforce increasingly demanding a more positive workplace culture, prepaid contactless cards can bring massive benefits for your workforce and your business alike, not least because they can help to attract talent and retain staff.

They can also be used in all sorts of engaging ways too – as a thank you or for incentivising performance or even as an employee benefit

When you bag staff discounts as part of your employee engagement strategy, you’ll soon see how they’ll pay off long-term in keeping staff happy at work. And that makes everyone feel good. 


Sodexo’s prepaid cards can be loaded with funds instantly online and used as part of valuable talent retention and loyalty strategies.

Whether you’re looking to say thank you for doing a great job as part of your employee recognition programme, or to show you’re a generous employer, employee discounts can have wide-ranging impact for your company.

And now Apple Pay makes this even easier. With contactless payment in their lives, your employees can be more flexible and keep on top of their spending with added ease. It’s a win-win that’s going to make everyone listen up.


One tap top-ups on the app make it simple to load the card instantly from your debit card. Just set the load amount, confirm the payment and you’re done. It’s super quick too, so you’re always ready to start shopping and saving. Sounds like a smart move to us.  


You can top up on the go, wherever you happen to be, making it even easier to add money when you’re out and about. The app lets you view your transaction history whenever you like, so you’ll always have enough money to buy that impulse purchase, whenever you want.  


Employees can get 15% cashback every time they spend with a loaded prepaid card at their favourite supermarkets, shops, cafés and restaurants. That might sound like a small sum at the outset, but over the course of a year, this could help to save your employees hundreds of pounds. In fact, on average, employees save £500 a year with a cashback card. 


Apple Pay is an easy and safe way to pay using your card. Pay in shops, in apps and online with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac. You can quickly check out using the devices you carry every day.

Apple Pay is also the safer and faster way to pay online and in apps because you no longer have to create an account or fill out lengthy forms*.

And now you can use Apple Pay in countless locations, all without the £30 limit.

When you focus on your employee’s financial wellbeing, you can create people engagement that builds the kind of positive workplace culture that your staff will be proud to be a part of. Plus, you’ll attract talent and keep everyone striving to make a difference. Now that’s something everyone can buy into…

Find out more about prepaid contactless cards and how they can assit in attracting and retainainig key talent in your workforce.

* Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later models in shops, apps and websites in Safari; with Apple Watch in shops and apps (requires iPhone 6 or later); with iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later in apps and websites in Safari; and with Mac (2012 or later) in Safari with an Apple Pay–enabled iPhone or Apple Watch. For a list of compatible Apple Pay devices, see 



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