Increase engagement, decrease costs

The average staff turnover in the UK is 15%, and with the current high employment and mass resignation, it’s a job-seeker’s market. When employees feel engaged with a company, they’re more likely to stay, and that has a direct, positive effect on recruitment and the associated costs.  Day-one enthusiasm  People choose to work for your company for different reasons. They like to have a job that’s […]

Companies that support wellbeing outperform others

FTSE companies that support their staff’s wellbeing, outperform their competitors by 10%, so it makes good business sense to look after staff. When employees are looked after well by a company, they’re more likely to stay, it’s easier to recruit good people, they’re engaged, more productive, and all in all it makes for a happier […]

Why employers should make benefits relevant to maximise staff engagement

The world of employee benefits never stands still. The pandemic hastened developments, and there has never been more choice. The dilemma is which ones should employers offer their staff? The most important thing is to make them relevant, targeted and personalised to your own particular workforce. As one leading HR Director says: ‘Personalised offerings provide […]

Aligning employee benefits with business objectives

There is something very satisfying about setting out objectives, and never more so than when setting out objectives for your business. The next step is to make sure that every aspect of running your business is aligned with those objectives. And that includes reward and remuneration packages: one of the biggest costs for any business, […]

Four reasons to review employee benefits

Four reasons to review employee benefits Once employee benefits are in place, the temptation to tick the employee benefit box as ‘job done’ can be irresistible. But therein lies folly, and here are four key reasons why. Needs change Employee benefits that were once applicable for a workforce, even just 12 months ago, may not […]

Wingate Benefit Solutions achieves Investors in People’s highest accolade

The award, part of the ‘We Invest in People’ accreditation, is only achieved by 2% of organisations who apply. Investors in People is a standard for people management and offers accreditation to organisations that adhere to its ethics. There are four levels of the award, standard, silver, gold and platinum. Within each of those there […]

How should I adapt the company’s health and wellbeing benefits for staff in light of Covid?

Looking after staff has always been important for the best employers. Having a positive environment, culture and approach to personal development have long been components that employers have focused on to demonstrate their commitment to caring about staff. Remuneration packages too, have been clear differentiators between the best employers and the rest. Salary, of course […]

Flintoff, Little Mix, The Rock

Freddie Flintoff recently publicised his struggle with bulimia. Jesy Nelson from Little Mix has been open about dealing with poor mental health. ‘The Rock’ Dwayne Johnson has talked about his feelings of isolation when dealing with depression. When such public figures talk about how poor mental health has affected them, it demonstrates that no-one is […]

Double award recognition for Wingate Benefit Solutions

We are delighted to announce that Wingate Benefit Solutions have been recognised as shortlisted finalists in two categories at the 2020 Health Insurance and Protection awards. Wingate received this accolade in the highly contested categories of ‘Best Adviser for Group Protection’ and ‘Best Adviser for Group Healthcare’.   These awards are our industry’s ultimate accolade and […]