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Coronavirus: An Update From Premier Choice Healthcare

In Health and Wellness, In The Press, Industry News by Claire Ginnelly

The health and safety of our clients and colleagues is a priority for Premier Choice Healthcare. As a result of the on-going Coronavirus situation, we have made some changes to the way we work. Many of our employees have been asked to work from home and perform their roles as they would have done in the office. For employees remaining …

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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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Health-Conscious Brits Spend £2,500 Annually On Health & Fitness

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

People in Britain spend an average of £211 per month on health and fitness, new research shows, a reality that highlights just how seriously many individuals are taking their wellbeing. According to the study by Vitality and American Express, Brits are now spending more than £2,500 a year on health and fitness, which includes things like supplements, healthy foods, sportswear …

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Let’s Keep Business Protection Front Of Mind

In Business, Industry News, Protection by Paul Howell

Business protection, or Key Person Insurance as it’s also known, is insurance that helps protect a business against the financial effects of a key person being diagnosed with a critical illness or dying. When you consider that for the majority of businesses, their most valuable asset is there people, by not taking out business protection, they are risking their entire …

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5 Tips To Improve Your Heart Health

In Industry News by Rebekah Bree

According to the British Heart Foundation (BHF), there are more than 7.4 million people living with a heart or circulatory disease in the UK. That’s around twice as many as are living with cancer and Alzheimer’s disease combined. Furthermore, every year more than a quarter (27%) of all deaths in the UK are caused by heart and circulatory diseases – …

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Brits At Risk Of Being Left Financially Exposed

In Individual, Industry News, Protection by Rebecca Faulks

Statutory Sick Pay (or SSP) is flagging behind inflation, meaning millions of Brits would be left financially exposed if they were to get hit by an illness or injury, new research shows. According to the analysis by Cirencester Friendly Society, SSP has risen by just £25.14 since 2016 – from £383.28 to £408.42 per month. This is significantly less than …

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The High Cost Of Poor Mental Health In The Workplace

In Business, Industry News, Mental Health by Tom Pullinger

Poor mental health at work costs UK businesses up to £45 billion a year, new research has found, and it’s presenteeism, not absences, that is having the biggest impact. According to the report from Deloitte and mental health charity Mind, presenteeism – defined as employees turning up for work despite feeling unwell – costs UK employers between £26 billion and …

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The Medical Insurance Proposition: More Compelling Than Ever

In Industry News by Rebecca Faulks

A significant number of office workers are turning to Dr Google when they have symptoms, before booking an appointment with their GPs, new research shows. According to the poll by Aetna International, which surveyed 4,000 employees in the UK, US, UAE and Singapore, nearly half (43%) of office workers look up any symptoms they are experiencing online first before reaching …

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Supporting Women’s Health In The Workplace

In Health and Wellness, Individual, Industry News by Rebekah Bree

The obvious reality is that health requirements of women and men are different, yet this is something that’s been (for far too long) overlooked in the workplace. As a result, many women have switched employers, moved to part-time hours, turned down promotion opportunities or retired early – all of which cause businesses to lose valuable talent. But attitudes about women’s …

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Why It’s So Important Employers Address Mental Health In The Workplace

In Employee Benefits, Industry News, Mental Health by Stephen Ellis

When Lloyds Banking Group chief executive Antonio Horta-Osorio approached his boss, Sir Win Bischoff, in late 2011 to request time off because of a stress-related condition, the chairman found himself in a position that he had not encountered in a career spanning six decades.   At the time, the situation was rare in the financial services world, an industry where it’s …