Leading Manufacturer Streamlines Benefits Management & Employee CommunicationBenefitfocus Release
CHARLESTON, S.C., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – G&K Services, Inc. has selected BENEFITFOCUS HR InTouch™ for online benefit enrollment and employee communication. With nearly 7,800 employees and 160 locations in North America,Minneapolis-based G&K Services is a market leader in uniform and facility service programs in the United States and Canada.
Prior to Benefitfocus, G&K Services used a paper-based enrollment system and was looking for a more efficient solution for managing and communicating employee benefits, as well as promoting wellness in the workplace. With Benefitfocus' cloud-based technology, employees will be able to log into a single online portal from any computer or mobile device to explore all available plan options, enroll in their benefits and learn more about the wellness programs provided by G&K Services.
"Employee communication was a major factor when we were comparing solutions," said Heidi Lundgren, Director of Compensation & Benefits for G&K Services. "The multi-language capability of HR InTouch will help support our need to communicate benefit options to our employees that speak English as a second language. Because the system is so user-friendly and offers great educational tools and resources, employees will be able to complete the enrollment process effortlessly."
"G&K Services is a recognized leader in the uniform rental and facility services industry," said Shawn Jenkins, Benefitfocus President and CEO. "We are excited to work with an organization that has maintained such a strong commitment to quality for more than 100 years and provide them with technology that will help create an informed and engaged workforce."
G&K Services will go live on the Benefitfocus Platform this fall for its open enrollment beginning in November.
_**Benefitfocus is the largest benefits technology provider in the U.S. More than 17 million consumers, 320,000 employers and 60,000 brokers use our cloud-based platform to shop, enroll, manage and exchange all their benefits in one place. From consumer engagement and education to enrollment, communication and billing, Benefitfocus is helping companies find a better way to manage their benefits. For more information, visit www.benefitfocus.com.
**_About G&K Services
_**G&K Services, Inc. is a service-focused market leader of rental and purchased uniform and facility services programs in the United States, and is the largest such provider in Canada. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, G&K Services has nearly 7,800 employees serving approximately 165,000 customers from over 160 facilities in North America. G&K Services is a publicly held company traded over the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol GKSR and is a component of the Standard & Poor's SmallCap 600 Index. For more information on G&K Services, visit the company's web site at www.gkservices.com.