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SMEs Lagging Behind Smaller Firms When It Comes To Employee Wellbeing

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Gill Adams

When it comes to employee wellbeing, SMEs are falling behind smaller companies in the eyes of their employees. That’s one of the key findings to come out of new research by Legal & General (L&G). According to L&G’s latest SME research, more employees working for smaller companies trust their employer to look after them than those working for larger SMEs. …

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UK Employers See An Average £7+ ROI For Every £1 Spent On EAPs

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Richard Holden

Does your organisation currently offer an Employee Assistance Programme, or EAP? If not, what are the reasons? While many businesses won’t have considered offering EAPs because they don’t fully understand the benefits they can afford, others will have overlooked them because of a perceived cost barrier. However, as we have written before, Employee Assistance Programmes are high impact and cost …

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Positive Developments In Group PMI

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Paul Howell

It is a word that is often overused, but the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic has been ‘unprecedented’. One of the sectors in particular that has experienced a significant amount of upheaval has been the group medical insurance industry.  In addition to supporting employers and employees adapt to working remotely, the sector has also seen NHS waiting lists rise to …

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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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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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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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Employers: Are You Supporting Your Remote Employees Enough?

In Business, Employee Benefits, Mental Health by Claire Ginnelly

The working from home trend is set to continue but employers need to provide more support to remote employees… The so-called “new normal” that we will all live under once the COVID-19 crisis has eased will mean adjustments in many areas of our lives. For example, social distancing measures will likely remain, as will the advice to regularly and thoroughly …

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What Employers And Employees Want When It Comes To Benefits

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Tom Pullinger

In a recent post our MD, Claire Ginnelly, highlighted the important role of employee benefits in a post-COVID world. Following on from that post, there have been several pieces of interesting research published recently, all of which focus on what employers and employees want when it comes to benefits. Employers want to improve employee engagement According to the Employee Benefits …

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The Role Of Employee Benefits Post-COVID

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

As my colleague Tom Pullinger recently highlighted, presenteeism is rife among home workers, with more than a third of employees who are currently working from home saying they have continued to work during lockdown despite feeling unwell. It’s a reality that outlines the effect of the ‘always on’ work culture that has emerged over the last decade. But the more …

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How Employee Needs Will Change In A Post-COVID World

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Paul Howell

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on both employers and employees alike has been unprecedented. Businesses that thought they were all but immune to crises suddenly discovered they weren’t and more individuals than ever before have been furloughed or working from home. But while many of the changes to working arrangements and workplace policies were implemented as a direct result …

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Maintaining Employee Performance & Engagement During Times Of Crisis

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Despite the UK coronavirus lockdown expected to ease in the coming weeks, the situation has highlighted a number of things for businesses. Most notably, the importance of being able to facilitate home working, as well as managing employees’ expectations and mental health during times of unprecedented uncertainty. The enormous impact of the coronavirus pandemic on employees’ work and personal lives …