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Cycle to Work Day: Cyclescheme’s Adrian Warren on why companies should get on their bikes

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As the cost-of-living crisis shows no signs of slowing down, with employees feel concerned, annoyed and anxious over things such as utility bills. And with costs of things like travel continuing to increase, employees are calling for help so employer support through the current crisis is now essential. Today, Thursday 4th August is Cycle to […]

UK employers seeing significant changes in what employees expect at work

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Some 93 per cent of UK employers think employees’ expectations around their work experiences are changing, according to new research by professional services firm Aon plc. The largest shifts focus on employer purpose as well as employee mental health, Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). According to Aon’s UK Benefits […]

The best and worst countries for paid annual leave revealed

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We could all use some time off, especially under the extremely stressful times we currently live in. Rest can do wonders for our creativity and problem-solving, and neglecting time off work can have an impact on work productivity.  In fact, 70% of workers agree that they feel fatigued if they go too long without a break. […]

Here’s how Britain’s sick pay compares to the rest of the world

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Sick pay has become a contentious topic in recent times, with the UK government recently announcing that people sick with Covid will not be able to claim statutory sick pay until their fourth day off. With an increase of +238% for the term ‘statutory sick pay UK’, a new report by The Compensation Experts has ranked […]

Random Acts of Kindness Day: ‘Kindness should be standard in the workplace’

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When you think of random acts of kindness you may think of an unexpected gift of flowers, helping an old person across the road or paying somebody a compliment. What doesn’t spring to mind for most people is work. With random acts of kindness day happening on 17th February one company is calling for more […]

Are you getting the recognition you deserve? A third of workers aren’t

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Staff shortages and retention are the biggest concerns for businesses across the UK in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, as demand for workers continues to hit new records. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the UK is experiencing the worst staff shortages since 1997, with a 200% increase in advertised vacancies. And […]

Half of employers admit their staff aren’t fully aware of the employee benefits they offer

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Despite employers investing heavily in employee benefits, 44% of employers admit that their staff are not fully aware of the benefits* they offer or don’t fully understand them, according to research from GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. Research amongst employees corresponds with this viewpoint: only 40% of staff think that […]

The UK’s maternity and paternity benefits ‘are completed outdated’

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One in seven of the 1,518 polled have already left a job due to poor perks at a time when they needed help the most. While a further two thirds are prepared to switch careers if the leave and pay schemes don’t improve for new mums and dads. And one third believe British businesses desperately […]

Engaging the non-engaged ‘crucial’ for employers to bring value to 2022 health and wellbeing plans

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Some of the biggest killers and health concerns in the UK today – cancers, diabetes, high blood pressure – are hugely impacted by lifestyle factors. These are also the conditions that can have the biggest impact on an employee’s working life. For employers, the challenge is engaging the non-engaged. Encouraging those who do not already […]

Employers need to offer choice in benefits to meet diverse workforce needs

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Less than half of employees (49%) felt they received good support from their employers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are now looking for a better work–life balance. The latest Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) report, Boosting employee engagement through benefits choice, highlights how the needs and experiences of different groups vary significantly and organisations need to offer […]