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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 …

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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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Third Of Employers Failing To Fully Support Their Long-Term Absent Employees

In Employee Benefits, Group Income Protection, Industry News by Tom Pullinger

One in three employers do not provide support to help long-term absent employees return to work, new research has found. According to the study by Opinium on behalf of GRiD Group Risk Development (GRiD), the industry body for the group risk protection sector, 31% of employers do not make early intervention services available to help staff who have been absent …

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Wellness Is High On The Agenda For Today’s Workforce

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Industry News by Paul Connolly

As COVID-19 lockdowns lift and people start returning to work, a lot of organisations will be focussing their attention on employee wellbeing and wellness. If there’s one thing that the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted, it’s that being stuck at home for abnormally long periods can have a negative impact on both our physical and mental health. Now, as people return …

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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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The Role Of Employee Benefits In Easing Workers Back Following Long-Term Absence

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Protection by Claire Ginnelly

Returning to work after a long absence is daunting for most employees. Whether they’ve been absent due to a sickness, or taken time off because of a bereavement, sabbatical or parental leave, employees ultimately need support upon their return. In fact, the same applies to workers returning to their jobs following the COVID-19 lockdown. Some will have been furloughed, while …

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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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Managing Your Employees’ Mental Health During Lockdown

In Employee Benefits, Health and Wellness, Mental Health by Tom Pullinger

While many of your employees might not be working right now because they are furloughed, as an employer, it’s important for you to check in with them. The uncertainty and anxiety caused by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis is having an enormous impact on people’s mental health. That’s why employers need to be doing everything they can to safeguard their employees’ …