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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 […]

Most exec support staff want hybrid working – new research

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London-based executive support recruiter Bain and Gray has conducted a snapshot survey of attitudes to hybrid working in post-pandemic Britain, revealing that most candidates expect the continuation of some degree of home working and flexible hours, but are not prepared to accept reduced benefits in return. The majority of the survey respondents were experienced executive support […]

Employers must embrace easy-access cancer screening for better health outcomes

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The chances of surviving cancer significantly increase if it is detected early. Screening tests help to detect cancer before symptoms are presented. It is therefore imperative that employers embrace the concept of easy access to screening if they really want to support the health and wellbeing of their employees. The impact of Covid Over three […]

UK is the ‘3rd worst country’ for sick pay

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Sick pay has become a contentious topic in recent times, with countless Europeans required to take time off work to recover from illness as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. With over 83,000 Google searches a month for the term ‘statutory sick pay’, a new report by The Compensation Experts has ranked European Nations on […]

These are the UK’s new expectations on work benefits

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By Thomas Goodman at MyJobQuote… Now the world is returning to normal, there is a shift in what employees expect from their perks – from flexible working to wellness initiatives and money towards their home office renovations. Below, Thomas Goodman at MyJobQuote notes some of the most popular perk expectations from workers. Pet-friendly offices One […]

Pandemic shines light on stark contrast in health care for employers with overseas staff

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By Sarah Dennis, head of international at Towergate Health & Protection Covid has shone a harsh spotlight on the global inequalities of health care. Employers with staff in overseas positions are seeing a stark contrast in the care individuals may receive if left to the health system of their host nation. While this may sometimes […]

How regularly updated equipment, perks, and vehicles shows employees their true worth

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Working eight to ten hours a day, sitting at a desk or behind a steering wheel, is undoubtedly no easy task. After a while, as tiredness and fatigue kick in, employees may very well switch off and become disengaged. A workplace that has cheap and outdated equipment will only accelerate staff disenchantment. It also hinders […]

Cyclescheme’s City Bike Hire extends to 30 UK locations

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Cyclescheme has announced that its City Bike Hire initiative has been extended across the UK, so in addition to TFL’s Santander Cycles in London, a new partnership with Brompton Folding Bikes means that commuters can now hire a bike in more than 30 regional locations including Bristol, Manchester, Birmingham and Cardiff.  From £5 a day, commuters will be able […]

The right employee benefits can help retain talent

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By Alex Hind, CEO and co-founder of HEKA…  Fuelled by the pandemic, the Great Resignation has impacted sectors across the UK, with many employees leaving roles to find ones which they feel may be more fulfilling or provide the quality of life they’ve come to expect over lockdown. At Heka, we’ve seen how personalised employee […]

Building resilience is key for companies to adapt

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By Debra Clark, head of specialist consulting at Towergate Health & Protection Resilience is not a personality trait, it is something all employees can improve upon, says Towergate Health & Protection, and this opens up potential for everyone – particularly crucial as we need to adapt to living with Covid-19. Resilience is of benefit to […]

Four in 10 UK firms believe their mental health support is fit for modern-day needs

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Fewer than four in 10 UK firms (39%) believe their employee mental health support is fit for modern-day purposes. That’s according to research conducted by Aon, compiled from views of 100 UK firms alongside more than 700 global firms, identifies the resilience of organisational workforces, assessed against 10 key resilience attributes set out by the […]

Perks of the job: UK’s most rewarding sectors for employees revealed

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Employees in the marketing industry have the most money spent on them through perks per year, according to a new study1 by Cartwright and Butler. To uncover which industries are the most giving, it has been revealed that marketing professionals have an average of £1,179.56 spent per person per year. This is followed by financial/professional […]

30% of young UK workers want travel vaccinations included in their benefits packages

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Data from a recent study reveals that the UK’s company benefit schemes are ignoring younger employees, despite a huge majority placing great value on benefits. Just 16% of UK employees under 25 (Gen Z) feel that their current benefits package is suitable for them. This figure increases to 24% for those aged 25-34. The study was […]

Would you cycle to work if there were better facilities at your office?

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Employers should be doing more to encourage staff to start commuting into the office by bicycle, suggests research from Graham Coffey & Co.Solicitors. Ahead of Cycle to Work Day (August 5th), the specialist law firm surveyed more than 1,500 people to better understand attitudes towards cycling safety and what can be done to make cycling […]

Study shines light on UK attitudes to employee benefits

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Wetones asked employees at 133 workplaces across the UK how their health and wellbeing needs and habits have changed, and whether updated benefits packages from their employers would help to support their wellbeing. What they discovered highlighted a gap between company benefit schemes and employee lifestyles. So how can companies get up to date with […]

How to provide the best benefits for both in-person and remote teams

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By Alex Hind, CEO, Heka… The COVID pandemic has undoubtedly caused disruptions to the traditional style of business operations around the world. With July 19th proclaimed ‘Freedom Day’ in the UK, business leaders are confident in rethinking their post-pandemic workplace cultures, and anticipating a speedy return to the office. There are many, however, who will […]

Employee perks are ‘out of date’

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Companies ignore them at their peril – job perks are increasingly a top priority for top young talent choosing where to work. Nine in 10 young graduates state that employee benefits play a key role in attracting them to a company. Data from a recent study reveals that the UK’s company benefit schemes are ignoring younger […]

The traditional benefits employees now care about

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By David Vanek, Co-founder and CEO of Anorak… As we get nearer to returning to normal, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that 42% of Brits are anxious about returning to the office, having adjusted to working from home for a protracted period. After a tumultuous year, remote working has become an expected perk rather […]