Thomsons Online Benefits, SaaS provider of global benefits and employee engagement software, has received a gold award for Best Advance in Rewards and Recognition Technology at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards. Thomsons Darwin™ platform was praised for offering genuine automation and being the first solution with the capability to administer flexible employee benefits - pay, benefits, share and recognition – globally in 74 countries, 22 languages and nine currencies.

The prestigious award recognises Thomsons’ innovative Darwin™ software and the role it plays in maximising employee engagement strategies globally. This is an increasingly critical issue for business, as more organisations look to achieve a global presence while battling poor employee engagement. This challenge was  bought to light by our recent 2015 Global Employee Benefits Watch research, which revealed that 67% of global organisations believe their workforces are only somewhat engaged and responsive.

All entrants were judged against strict criteria, which assessed their value proposition for clients, the level of innovation demonstrated and how this differentiated them from their peers. Darwin exceeded these criteria, demonstrating quantifiable benefits for clients, including improved reward scheme engagement, cost savings and increased employee mobility.

Michael Whitfield, CEO and co-founder of Thomsons Online Benefits comments:

 “As a company we’re extremely proud to receive this analyst accolade – especially as it’s our 100th award."

“This award recognises Thomsons Online Benefits’ expertise and our technology innovation. Our developers and consultants are incredibly committed to ensuring Darwin™ lives up to its name; continually evolving and adapting to the challenges faced by employers. Our platform is tangibly helping clients to automate global benefits administration and improve their schemes’ performance. Ultimately this is helping engage employees with their benefits schemes, so that they really understand the value their company places on them.”