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Work-life balance more important than salary for two thirds of Brits

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A flexible and remote working structure imposed on the nation over the past months, has for the first time in seven years, seen work life balance overtake an attractive salary and benefits package as the most desired factor, when choosing an employer. The findings were revealed by specialist recruiter, Randstad within its latest global employer […]

How to promote women’s health and wellbeing at work

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Women’s health must become more of a priority for employers – and they must provide emotional support to their female staff, too. According to Cheryl Brennan, executive director for health and benefits at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, common conditions such as endometriosis, the menopause, mental health including post-natal depression and peri-menopausal anxiety and fertility […]

Engage staff, or lose them as the economy re-opens

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Debra Clark, Head of Specialist Consulting at Towergate Health & Protection, warns employers: If you do not engage with your staff, you will lose them… This is particularly important as the economy starts to reopen and people take stock of their working lives. The comment may seem stark following such difficult times during the pandemic, […]

Only 44% of UK employers have a comprehensive wellbeing strategy

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Only 44% of employers have a formal wellbeing strategy, despite significant investment in health and benefits by employers. In addition, 22% said they did not intend to have a strategy within the next 12-18 months. That’s according to Aon’s UK Benefits & Trends Survey, also showed that only 9% of employers are actively measuring the return […]

The pandemic has improved employee engagement levels

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Employee engagement levels may have actually improved during the COVID-19 pandemic. That is the key finding of a recent survey undertaken by intermediary Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing. The research suggests than more than half (52%) of all the employers questioned believed that employee engagement within their organisation had either improved slightly (36%) or significantly […]

Supporting employees in a Covid-conscious world

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In the working world alone, Covid has changed almost every aspect of our lives, from how we interact with others, to what constitutes the workplace. The pandemic has changed our attitudes and forced even the young to realise their mortality. Towergate Health & Protection explains how employers need to respond to these changes and adapt […]

Only 57% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all company benefits

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Recent research by GRiD, the industry body for group risk, has revealed only 57% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits and understands them. It was also found that 28% of employers believe their workforce is aware of all their benefits but doesn’t understand them all and 10% of employers believe […]

Female employees have more health and wellbeing concerns than their male colleagues

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GRiD, the industry body for the group risk sector, asked 1,165 UK employees about their health and wellbeing concerns, and found that female employees have more concerns than their male colleagues. The survey asked employees to consider six key areas of health and wellbeing and identify whether they were of personal concern to them. The […]

The workplace initiatives that employees want next

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Remote working is currently changing the working lives of millions and although it’s not a new concept – it turns out that many of employees would like it to continue. A recent survey by Perkbox found that now just nine per cent of employees would like to work completely from the office in the future. […]

Fantastic car benefits from Affinity Leasing

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Would you like to be able to offer all of your staff a fantastic car benefit at no cost to the organisation and with virtually no administration? Now you can! Brand new cars, with fantastic discounts, no Benefit In Kind tax and affordable monthly payments on personal finance. Available to family members too. Contact Michelle […]

Send your home workers some Letterbox Treats from PopKakery

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By Melissa Damjanovic Darbari, Director, PopKakery We have come across a survey which shows that as many as 1 in 6 British businesses have sent gifts to the homes of their employees, by way of thanking them for their hard work and ongoing support, with a further 1 in 3 considering a similar act of […]

Three important steps to COVID-19 return to work plans

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Across the UK employers are implementing their plans for a safe return to work after the coronavirus shutdown. Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing suggest three important steps no good employer should overlook… On May 10th the Prime Minister urged many employees to return to work for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in […]

Surge in employers signing up to Cycle-to-Work schemes

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Cycling has received a huge boost since the Coronavirus crisis, with more people cycling to avoid public transport and get back to work. Halfords has reported that sales of some cycling equipment had risen by 500% since the lockdown, and bike sales have doubled this month. Cycle-to-work schemes giving tax benefits to employees to buy […]

Perkbox supports businesses with launch of Connectivity bundle

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Employee experience platform Perkbox has announced the results of its free Connectivity bundle, which was launched early April 2020 to support its small business customers during the Coronavirus crisis. The Connectivity bundle gives Perkbox SME customers free access to Perkbox Insights, Perkbox Recognition and Culture Hub until the end of 2020. Since its launch, just […]

Coronavirus: Suspending health benefits puts staff at risk

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Looking after the mental and physical wellbeing of employees has never been more important than during the Coronavirus pandemic. Healthcare facilities remain under intense pressure to meet increasing demand, and employees’ physical and mental health may be compromised during the strain of the current situation. So now, more than ever before, is a time where […]

Would you walk to work to save on fuel?

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Almost half of UK employees (44%) are struggling to afford fuel prices in order to get to work. The survey, conducted by employee benefits provider GettaSub, quizzed 2,000 UK workers and discovered that rising fuel costs are having a detrimental effect on employee financial wellbeing. The results also found that just under a third (30% per cent) […]

National Stress Awareness Month: How can Brits improve their work-life balance?

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We have an important issue to address as almost one third of UK workers feel they have a poor work-life balance. CT Shirts investigates… We have investigated how the UK can improve and taken some tips from other countries. It can take its toll on our home life happiness, relationships and mental health, so this is not […]

Bosses should help staff up their game – literally

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Gamified rewards and bonuses not only introduce an element of fun to the workplace, but also increasing employee performance – and over half of all bosses are losing out on productivity by not making use of them. A survey of 1,096 UK workers, by workplace incentives and rewards provider One4all Rewards, published in the Workers […]