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 […]

How employers can strengthen relationships with employees in a post-Coronavirus world

Our friends at MetLife have recently conducted some research amongst employers and employees to understand any gaps in expectations between the two in a post Covid 19 world. The research conducted has flagged some very interesting issues that employers need to consider in a post Covid world, the first being around the relationship between employers […]

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 […]

Pension Scams – Help your employees be ScamSmart

Would you give your pension fund or advise your employees to give their pension fund to a man you have just met? You and your employees would have seen the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulators (TPR) advert telling you not to let scammers enjoy your pension savings.  They have joined forces on […]

Introducing New Employee Benefits

Although Workplace Pensions have dominated the world of employee benefits over the last 5 years, employers are still encouraged to regularly review and refresh their benefits package to ensure the offering remains both attractive and relevant to employees. So how can benefits be delivered in the most positive way, whilst also avoiding the common mistakes […]

So I’ve got a company pension in place for the employees, now what?

“So, I have our company pension in place for the employees; contributions are being taken from pay and paid across to our pension provider on time and we have submitted our declaration of compliance to The Pensions Regulator (TPR). All seems to be swimming along lovely and I can now go back to focusing on […]

Can an Employer’s pension scheme still attract and retain key employees?

When the Workplace Pension Reforms were first introduced, minimum pension contributions were set that an employer had to pay to their Workplace Pension Scheme, increasing over time.  Whilst Auto Enrolment has been the norm for some time now, it’s amazing to think that we have only just reached the first increase in contributions, from 2% […]

3 dates for your diary

The Employee Benefit world is always changing.  What changes lay ahead and what do you have to do? Pension Automatic Enrolment  Increases to statutory minimums Automatic Enrolment seems to have been a success.  A report* by the Department of Work and Pension states that over 9 million people have been enrolled into a work place […]

Salary Sacrifice Changes – 6th April 2017

What is salary sacrifice? Many employers give staff the option to swap a part of their wage in return for a non-cash benefit. As a result of having a lower salary, employees pay less income tax and make lower National Insurance contributions. Likewise, employers save on National Insurance as this is linked to salary. Why […]