How the pandemic has impacted presenteeism in the workplace

There has always been a focus on absence, but presenteeism in the workplace is just as much of an issue. This was the case prior to the pandemic, but this has heightened the issue even further. Presenteeism can be defined as when employees feel they must work, even though they are unwell. In 2019, 80% […]

Cash back for essential healthcare

Now, more than ever, we need to be putting focus on our health. I think we can all agree that we are very lucky to have the NHS who we can rely on for free healthcare when we need it. However, there are certain healthcare elements which we don’t have free access to, dental treatment […]

Are your staff taking advantage of added value benefits?

When we talk about employee benefits, many of the insurance policies employers put in place for their staff ultimately provide financial protection or cover for health related conditions. However, the modern employee benefit scheme includes lots of valuable additional benefits and resources at no additional cost, which employees can use at any time and without […]

Post COVID – The new working world

Unquestionably, COVID-19 has been a game changer in many aspects, including the way we work. Offices, shops, factories, restaurants, hairdressers (the list goes on) have been forced to close and those of us lucky enough to be able to work from home have had to adapt very quickly to a new way of working. Businesses […]

Mind on my money

One in four people with a mental health problem are also in debt. This is backed up by research undertaken by the charity ‘Money and Mental Health Policy Institute’, which showed that people with mental health issues are 3.5 times more likely to be in problem debt, than those without mental health problems. This research also […]

How to combat a sedentary lifestyle in lockdown

Lockdown is challenging in so many ways but it really has made me realise how important it is to keep active. We sit when we work, we sit when we drive a car, we sit when we get on public transport, we sit when we watch tv, the list goes on. I listened to a […]

Group Life Assurance – Registered vs Excepted

Group Life Assurance benefits will pay a lump sum benefit upon death of an insured employee. However, what many people overlook is that traditionally Group Life schemes are written under registered pension scheme legislation and as such, there are instances where an individual can invalidate their pension protection by joining such a scheme. The Lifetime […]

COVID 19 – Impact on Private Medical Insurance

Undoubtedly, the coronavirus pandemic has caused real disruption to the Private Healthcare industry. Back in March/April there was concern that the NHS could be overwhelmed by the number of COVID-19 related hospital admissions. In order to prepare for the huge strain on health services, the government needed to maximise the number of beds that can […]

Five things HR professionals can do to maximise staff engagement with employee benefits

You’re satisfied with the employee benefits you have in place and are comfortable with the associated costs. But are you confident your employees fully understand the benefits which are available to them? If you have invested time and money into developing your benefits package, it is vital that you have an effective communication strategy in […]