GKN achieves health and welfare excellence with Alight
A true pioneer in the world of engineering, GKN supplies the components and systems that make it possible for millions of vehicles and thousands of aircraft to navigate the globe, for the earth to move, and for crops to be harvested. The global powerhouse serves the world’s leading aircraft, vehicle, and machinery manufacturer, delivering unrivaled expertise, innovation, and leadership.
From its humble beginnings as a small ironworks company to its current market leadership in Aerospace, Driveline, and Powder Metallurgy, GKN has adapted and grown, always remaining at the forefront of global technology. Throughout its 250-year history, GKN has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to operational excellence.
GKN strives to deliver that same level of excellence when serving its valued employees, who play a critical role in driving the organization’s success and longevity. The company is committed not only to providing competitive pay and benefits, but also to giving employees personalized guidance from trusted experts who can help them make the most of their health and welfare programs.
The right thing
With 59,000 employees globally and 11,000 in the U.S. alone, GKN seeks to always “do the right thing” by its people. It’s a critical component of what the company calls the GKN DNA. From wellness initiatives and onsite health screenings to customized care management and telephonic coaching, the company’s dedication to the health and wellbeing of its workforce is clear. But with an aging workforce—more GKN employees are over the age of 65 than under 25—that’s often easier said than done.
Advances in pharmaceuticals and medical interventions are empowering people to live longer lives and remain productive members of the workforce well into their golden years. Yet, the changing health care landscape is often confusing, making it difficult for employees to fully understand or utilize their health benefits to their greatest advantage.
GKN has long relied on Alight to administer health and welfare benefits to its valued workers. For Cassandra Perry, Benefits and Retirement Director, US at GKN North America Services Inc., that’s given her confidence employee benefits will be administered flawlessly, garnering trust among the workforce and relief among the HR staff. It’s also enabled her team to automate processes, clean up data files, and focus their attention on more strategic priorities.