Stonegate Pub Company has implemented two technology platforms to further improve staff training, retention and engagement.

The new I-choose app allows colleagues to view rotas and payslips on line, take on extra shifts and swap shifts with colleagues. Stonegate has also partnered with Wagestream to introduce a service which enables hourly paid employees access to up to 30% of their earned wages at any point during the pay cycle.

The Wagestream App, which is also accessed via I-choose, will show employees how much they have earned and enable them to draw down as much as 30% of their wages, up to three times per pay cycle. Any amount that has been withdrawn will be deducted from their net pay on pay day.

The App also provides budgeting advice, such as how to understand your payslip, and offers financial welfare support in conjunction with The Money Charity and the Money Advice Service.

Separately, Stonegate has launched a brand new Learning and Development platform called ‘Academy on Line’. Academy on Line hosts all of the on-line training that colleagues need to complete, the learning modules that support Stonegate’s award winning Career Pathway – ‘Albert’s Theory of Progression’, and a wide range of other training tools. Academy on Line provides more engaging on-line content and accelerates people’s progression through the career pathway. Over 80,000 on-line training modules have been completed since the launch of the platform at the beginning of April.

Stonegate’s HR Director, Tim Painter, said: “I-choose and Academy on Line are both significant innovations to further improve the training and engagement of our 14,000 colleagues across the business.


“Academy on Line reflects people’s desire for bite-sized learning, delivered on an engaging and user-friendly platform. I-choose provides real time access to information that people need about their pay and their shifts, and provides the flexibility that people increasingly want in their lifestyles. Wagestream will additionally help our colleagues with their own financial planning and general financial well-being.”