Employee Wellbeing – Don’t be in the 20%
Recent research1 carried out by Group Risk Development (GRiD) who are the industry body for the group risk sector suggests that 80% of employers have increased their health and wellbeing support or employee benefits to adapt to the changing circumstances of their staff. Since Covid, the importance of Wellbeing for employees has rapidly moved its […]
Back to the Future
I was born in 1973 and recall at school in the early 80’s talk wasn’t about the great new car someone’s parents had got or a recent holiday but unfortunately whose dad had lost his job that week. I was reminded of this recently when BBC 6 music had their celebration of Kate Bush’s first […]
Reproductive health – Support for employees
Reproductive health support has been growing in popularity as an employee benefit in the UK. The uncertainty surrounding such issues can be a major cause of stress both physically and mentally for employees. NHS waiting lists for investigation and treatment are long and growing. Many employees do not feel comfortable disclosing that they are undergoing […]
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 […]
Cost of living crisis – how can employers help?
The cost of living crisis is having an impact on all of us and with energy prices soaring and winter looming, lots of people are genuinely worried about how they are going to afford to heat their homes and put food on the table. I have seen lots of articles recently with examples of how […]
Menopause Workplace Support
I have had a number of conversations with clients recently on the subject of menopause support. Unfortunately Private Medical Insurance (PMI) policies do not provide cover for menopause as this is categorised as the bodies’ natural aging process. However, one of the top PMI providers now offer a standalone a Menopause plan which can be […]
Keeping up with the Joneses
The Oxford Dictionary definition of ‘Keeping up with the Joneses’ is ‘try to emulate or not be outdone by one’s neighbours’. When relating this famous phrase to the recruitment and retention of talent within the workplace arena, this often used saying could not be more accurate. As an employer, what are the things that differentiate […]
The pension landscape changed for the better back in 2015 as the government allowed consumers to have more flexibility and a wide range of options as to how they can access defined contribution pension at retirement. Whilst this news was long overdue and welcomed by most, there are a number of people in society who […]
Communication is Key
Employers invest significant sums on benefits such as Workplace Pension, Private Medical Insurance and Group Risk Insurances. It is therefore vital that staff understand and more importantly appreciate the value of these benefits. GRiD (the industry body for the group risk sector) has carried out some new research1 which shows that 42% of employees don’t […]
The Inspectors are Coming!
Since the beginning of Workplace Pension Reforms and Automatic Enrolment back in 2012, the Pensions Regulator (TPR) has had the ability to carry out inspections on employers to ensure that they are complying with their duties. Before Covid, inspections by TPR tended to focus on employers that were failing to make correct pension contributions for […]