About Boost

Boost is the first employee benefits programme of its kind in New Zealand. A subscription model makes it flexible, affordable and easy to use.

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Powered by n3, New Zealand’s largest business buying group

With more than 15,000 business members and over 60 suppliers, n3 is a huge procurement group with the power to negotiate exclusive pricing and terms of supply with New Zealand’s leading retailers, suppliers and service providers. Our discounts and deals are legendary in the local market.

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Procurement specialists for over 100 years

n3 started off as the GSB (Government Stores Board), a government agency created to get better deals for New Zealand’s government departments. Over the years our business has evolved as we moved into the private sector and introduced more suppliers and members from a wide range of industries. Boost is our latest venture because we recognised that SMEs needed a way to reward employees beyond wages and salary.

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History of benefit programmes

It’s believed that non-wage employee benefits arose in response to rationing during World War II. Unable to increase salaries to attract or retain talent, employers started coming up with staff perks to make themselves more attractive in the employment market. Common employee benefits ranged from free meals and buying discounts with specific suppliers to healthcare expenses and pension plans. Today, the scope for employee benefits is expanding all the time, as businesses compete for good, loyal people with valuable skills and knowledge.

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