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Just because it’s January doesn’t mean you have to be Blue

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Attributed to unfavourable weather, extended nights, bank balances running dry and post-festive guilt, January is renowned as the ‘worst’ month of the year. Inevitably this month often has connotations of low mood, poor motivation and reduced productivity. Most concerning, with the continued pain from the high cost of living, there is a risk that this […]

Gender specific support at work a major growth area in 2023

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Gender-specific support in the workplace is set to be a major area for growth in 2023, and employers need to be prepared, says Peppy, the digital health app. Gender-specific support in the workplace is set to be a major area for growth in 2023 and employers need to be prepared, according to digital health app, Peppy. […]

Over half of hybrid office workers plan to ‘work from anywhere’

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For 57% of office workers can claim the new holiday mantra sun, sea and …spreadsheets as they plan to work from holiday destinations with Spain, Italy and France being the most popular choices. 88% of workers plan to ‘work from anywhere’ in the coming year, with 57% adding on time to their holiday this year […]

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 […]

Businesses shore up flexible working commitments for 2022

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British businesses are boosting benefits packages such as hybrid working, increased parental leave and private health insurance as a means to attract and retain the best talent, according to new research from premium health insurer Bupa Global. With a hot labour market increasing competition for recruits and amid the ‘great resignation’,  board-level executives are recognising the value of a diverse […]

How to support staff and colleagues during the festive season

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The NHS Confederation has warned that mental health problems are growing at an ‘alarming’ rate in England, with one in six adults having experienced some form of depression in summer 2021, exacerbated by the pandemic. Mark Fosh, Divisional Director at Howden offers: “The festive season is meant to be a wonderful time of year; however, it […]

Employers upped benefits during the pandemic – but many staff did not feel supported

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Despite a majority of companies (69%) increasing their benefit spend considerably during the pandemic, just half (55%) of employees felt they received the support they needed at the right time. The latest Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) report, The Digital Revolution – Accelerated approaches to employee reward, wellbeing and engagement, shows a clear disconnect between what companies are […]

Uber and Perkbox offer rewards for hybrid workforce

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Uber for Business and Perkbox have partnered to help organisations modernise their benefits offering and better connect and care for their people, no matter how or where they work. Thanks to the partnership, employers can now fund free rides and meals for their employees around the world, as part of a holistic package of benefits […]

Gifting: British employees are fans of ‘merch’

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Almost three quarters of workers in Britain love to receive corporate gifts, claiming that it makes them feel valued and appreciated, according to new research. The new nationwide study of more 1,500 employees, commissioned by promotional products company 4imprint, explored what it is that British workers enjoy most about their job. It found that despite the […]