Disability Awareness – How can we support your business?

International Day of Persons with Disabilities was founded to promote the understanding of disability issues, and the benefits of integrating persons with disabilities into every aspect of life. This year they are focussing on transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world. In employment, sport and reducing […]

Pension transfers replaced by Wingate Engage

There has recently been a lot of press concerning pension scams and the problems with the misinterpretation of recent legislation flagging simple DC to DC pension transfers as high risk and needing additional investigation before transfers can be processed. There is also a lot of marketing from new tech providers like Pension Bee who are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Benefits of Communication

The Benefits of Communicating with Employees Founded in 1998, Group Risk Development (GRiD) aims to promote and enhance the status and uptake of corporate group protection benefits on behalf of its members within the UK insurance, reinsurance and adviser markets. GRiD has conducted regular employer research since 2009 and the purpose of the 2019 survey […]

KISS

Keep It Simple Stupid Let’s be honest, pensions are not the most exciting subject in the world but we probably all acknowledge that they are very important. I have been to many a party, night out etc and have been chatting to people about everything and nothing when the old, ‘What do you do for […]

The Gender PENSION Gap

As part of new UK regulation, thousands of employers (employing over 250 employees) as of 4th April 2018 are now required to publish their gender pay gap figures for the first time and the information published so far, has shown that there is still a gender pay gap for women in companies. This gender pay […]

Lifetime ISAs & Employee Financial Education

Lifetime ISA’s or LISA’s as they’re known were announced in March 2016’s budget as a new form of ISA designed to encourage longer term savings for the younger population for two key purposes, purchasing a new home and/or retirement. These alongside the auto enrolment requirements are likely to leave younger employees with ever more questions as […]

Employee Benefit Survey

Below are some of the results of a recent independent employee benefit survey of over 300 employers which we thought may be of interest to you. Many of the answers highlight the value of an effective online benefit & communication platform, something we can provide via our Wingate PlusYou product. Wingate PlusYou is a straightforward, effective and surprising low cost online […]