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Mental Health: Supporting Each Other Through Times Of Crisis

In Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

Back in October, I wrote about how the Covid-19 pandemic is hammering mental health. I also highlighted in that piece how despite the detrimental impact of the current situation, many businesses are responding and supporting their employees as best they can. However, there is no getting away from the fact that Covid-19 is fuelling nothing less than a surge in …

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Covid Pandemic Increases Interest In Protection Products

In Family, Individual, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Two separate pieces of research have highlighted how the Covid-19 pandemic has caused people to rethink their attitudes towards life and health risk, sparking increased interest in protection products. Gen-Z most influenced by pandemic The first piece of research: ReMark Global’s seventh annual Global Consumer Study (GCS) into life and health insurance, found that Generation Z (the demographic cohort born …

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Making The Most Of Employee Benefits: Communication Is Key

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Communication is vital for employee benefits adoption but many employers are missing the mark. At a time when many people are unable to see their GPs — either because they are scared to attend face-to-face appointments for fear of catching coronavirus, or simply due to a lack of available GP appointments — the role of employee benefits has perhaps never …

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Mental Health Support Has To Be A Long-Term Commitment For Employers

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is having a profound impact on both employers and employees, especially when it comes to mental health. While the initial lockdowns and social restrictions have taken their toll, we are now faced with an extended period of social isolation. Furthermore, once a semblance of normality has resumed, people are going to be naturally wary of going …

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Pandemic Hammering Mental Health But Businesses Responding

In Business, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a massive impact on employee mental health. But businesses are responding by introducing specific wellbeing-focussed initiatives and benefits. One in 10 business leaders facing burnout The majority of UK executives have experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows. According to Bupa Global’s Executive Wellbeing Index, more than three-quarters (78%) of business …

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Majority Of Employers Want To Be Seen As Caring

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

As my colleague Matthew Bucknall pointed out in his recent post, employers are increasing their focus on health and wellbeing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Interestingly, the same research also highlights how the vast majority of organisations want to be seen as a caring employer when introducing a health benefits programme. Indeed, according to the Employee Benefits Healthcare …

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Employers Increase Health & Wellbeing Offerings During Pandemic

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Claire Ginnelly

Almost half of employers have increased their focus on employee health and wellbeing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, new research shows. According to research by Employee Benefits, which surveyed 200 HR decision-makers, 46% of organisations said they have boosted their employee health and wellbeing offerings in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Employee Benefits Healthcare research 2020 also …

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Baby Boomers’ Health & Wellbeing Concerns Employers Most – GRiD

In Health and Wellness, Industry News, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Employers are more concerned about the health and wellbeing of baby boomers than they are any other generation in the workplace, new research reveals. Generally defined as people born from 1946 to 1964, during the post–World War II baby boom, baby boomers are fast approaching retirement. Nevertheless, they are the generation that employers worry about most when it comes to …

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Employee Wellbeing & The State Benefits Gap

In Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

UK workers overestimate state benefits, yet few companies have any protection in place. Research has shown that workers overestimate how much support they would receive from the government if they found themselves unable to work due to an illness or disability. Yet only a tiny proportion of UK SMEs have suitable protection in place to safeguard their employees financial security. …

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Employees Positive About Returning To Work But Infection Risk Remains A Concern

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, In The Press by Claire Ginnelly

Employees feel positive about returning to work but infection risk remains a concern. As the COVID-19 lockdown eases and people slowly start returning to work, evidence is emerging that individuals are not confident that their employers can keep them safe. According to a recent survey of more than 2,000 employed adults by Aviva, while 61% of people returning to work …

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Employee Wellbeing Initiatives Likely To Boost Talent Retention Levels

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

Employees want workplace wellbeing initiatives — especially ones that involve apps — and by providing them, employers can retain their best talent. These are the main findings of some new workplace wellbeing research. At a time when employees are feeling unsettled, despondent and generally uncertain, and many businesses are really feeling the pinch, employers that focus on wellbeing now could …

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Mental Health: Workplace Wellbeing Initiatives

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

Mental health still a top priority for most firms but many in the dark when it comes to the effectiveness of workplace wellbeing initiatives… Research shows that emotional and physical wellbeing are closely linked. Therefore, to stand the greatest chance of having happy, healthy and productive staff, employers need to be taking a holistic approach to employee wellbeing. But many …