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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 …

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Why Employee Benefits Benefit Everyone Involved

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Healthcare by Paul Connolly

The vast majority of employers believe employee benefits are good for business, as well as staff. That’s the key finding to come from research by Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector. According to the GRiD poll, over four-fifths (81%) of businesses believe that looking after the mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing of …

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How Employers Can Better Support Their Remote Employees

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Rebecca Faulks

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has meant that working from home has become the new norm for many people. Fortunately, flexible working practices and technological advances have allowed many individuals and organisations to lessen the impact of the current situation. But what about the impact the sudden culture shock is having on people’s health? For those fortunate enough to be able …

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Why Employee Wellbeing Is Crucial To Business Success

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Raina Dhillon

Even before the coronavirus outbreak occurred, UK productivity was slowing at an alarming rate. Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that productivity in the UK has pretty much flatlined since the 2008 recession. In fact, research from academics at Loughborough University and the University of Sussex shows that the productivity growth slowdown since the 2008 financial crisis is …

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New Study Identifies Four Talent Trends For 2020

In Business, Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection by Raina Dhillon

Top employers are navigating uncertain economic times by focussing on the health, financial wellbeing and careers of their employees, a study suggests. According to a report by Mercer, the worldwide consultancy firm, there are four trends for multinational organisations and those with globally mobile employees to “win with empathy” now and post-pandemic. The current COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent uncertainty …

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Why Use An Employee Benefits Broker?

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

To attract and retain the best talent, companies know that they need to be offering competitive employee benefits packages, specifically, packages that have been created with employees’ needs and wants at the forefront. But navigating the health insurance and employee benefits market can be tricky, especially if it’s an area you’re not that familiar with. Add to this the fact …

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MHFA England Launches ‘My Whole Self’ Campaign To Encourage People To Be Themselves At Work

In Business, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Rebekah Bree

Employers up and down the country are being targeted in a new campaign by Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England to encourage people to be themselves in the workplace. The campaign’s digital centrepiece, the My Whole Self toolkit, is designed to help unlock employee productivity by supporting employers to promote authenticity and acceptance in the workplace. By bringing their ‘whole …

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Driving Better Business Outcomes With Employee Engagement

In Business, Employee Benefits, Industry News by Raina Dhillon

Research has shown that businesses thrive – benefiting from higher productivity, increased profit and have more sustainable growth – when their employees are highly engaged and committed to the mission and purpose of the overall organisation. Consider these stats released last year by Gallup, which highlight the benefits that companies with the highest employee engagement enjoy: 41% lower absenteeism 24% …

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More Than 1 In 10 Businesses Ignoring Staff Wellbeing – GRiD

In Business, Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness by Stephen Ellis

Mental health in the workplace is, quite rightly, getting more attention now than ever before, which is helping break down some of the stigma attached to this important subject. But even though mental health at work is now firmly under the spotlight, some businesses still don’t believe that they are responsible for supporting the wellbeing of their staff, new research …