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21% withhold bonuses if employee has been on long-term

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Around a fifth (21%) of employer respondents that pay bonuses will withhold bonus payments if an employee has been off work on long-term sick leave, according to research by Direct Line Life Insurance.. Its survey of 112 UK HR professionals and separate survey of 2,006 UK adults, also found that 43% of employer respondents reduce an employee’s wages to statutory sick pay after two weeks of

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2018/21-withhold-bonuses-sick-leave/
• Actived: 4 days ago
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Practical steps to support employees with cancer screening

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Off the back of this success, the organisation launched prostate checks in 2015. “Given the industry that we work in, it is predominantly male so we wanted to do something targeted around men’s health,” Bourne explains.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/july-aug-2016-2/practical-steps-to-support-employees-with-cancer-screening/
• Actived: 8 days ago
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Employers’ legal obligations to staff undergoing IVF treatment

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Unlike employment legislation for pregnancy, maternity and paternity, there is no enshrined legislation that compels employers to give time off work for IVF treatment or any initial consultation. As such, it follows that employers are under no legal obligation to pay the employee during any time off for IVF.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/august-online-2017/employers-legal-obligations-ivf-treatment/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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How can employers support staff with eating disorders

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Need to know: Eating disorders affect more than 725,000 people in the UK, with the number increasing at an average of 7% a year since 2009. Warning signs include weight loss or gain, marked changes in behaviour such as an obsession with food or exercising, mood swings, lack of concentration and increased absence. Recovery strategies […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/may-2016/how-employers-can-support-staff-with-eating-disorders/
• Actived: 5 days ago
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Louise's Lowdown: How long until Equal Pay Day moves off

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Louise’s Lowdown: How long until Equal Pay Day moves off the calendar? By Louise Fordham 3rd December 2015 5:22 pm 3rd December 2015 5:22 pm. Pay has featured heavily in the news over the last couple of months. On 25 October the government revealed plans to extend its gender pay gap reporting requirements to large public sector employers and

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/december-2015/louises-lowdown-how-long-until-equal-pay-day-moves-off-the-calendar/
• Actived: 19 days ago
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Switching off from work - Employee Benefits

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Switching off from work. 22nd March 2019 8:30 am 19th March 2019 2:33 pm. Almost a third of workers find it difficult to switch off from work in their personal time, putting them more at risk of becoming stressed or burnt out. Research by the Myers-Brigg Company also found that those who are always on are more likely to experience high stress

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/switching-off-from-work/
• Actived: 7 days ago
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Grandparents take sick leave to care for grandchildren

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Some 14% of respondents have taken time off work through annual or sick leave, reduced their working hours or given up a job to provide childcare for their grandchildren, according to research by Grandparents Plus, Save the Children, and The Family and Childcare Trust. The Time to care: generation generosity under pressure research, which surveyed 2,044 British adults, […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/july-online-2014/grandparents-take-sick-leave-to-care-for-grandchildren/
• Actived: 17 days ago
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Samsung evolves benefits strategy - Employee Benefits

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Pension one-off contribution – voluntary benefit Personal accident insurance – flexible benefit Annuity service – core benefit Pension services – voluntary benefit. Lifestyle Car allowance – core as per grade package, with a minimum of £5,000 and a maximum of £10,000 Childcare vouchers – voluntary benefit Bikes for work

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/november-2014/samsung-evolves-benefits-strategy/
• Actived: 4 days ago
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HC-One to provide full organisational sick pay for 27,000

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Image credit: HC-One. British healthcare management organisation HC-One has agreed to provide full organisational Covid-19 (Coronavirus) sick pay for all of its 27,000 employees, if they have to self-isolate or take time off during the pandemic.. Following on from talks with GMB Union, the carers representative, the organisation confirmed as well as providing the sick pay going forward, it

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/hc-one-full-organisational-sick-pay-27000-carers/
• Actived: 5 days ago
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Celebrating employees' top life events with gifts and

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The end of an employee’s working life, at retirement, is arguably the most significant work-related life event that they will spend with their employer. Employers could send their staff off in style, with travel vouchers or other types of leisure-oriented reward, such as garden, theatre or experience vouchers.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/celebrating-employees-top-life-events-with-gifts-and-vouchers/
• Actived: 17 days ago
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HC-One provides full Covid-19 sick pay for 27,000 carers

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Image credit: HC-One. British healthcare management organisation HC-One has promised to pay full company Covid-19 (Coronavirus) sick pay for all its 27,000 employees, if they have to self-isolate or take time off during the pandemic.. Following on from talks with GMB Union, the carers representative, the organisation confirmed as well as providing the sick pay going forward, it would also

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/hc-one-full-covid-19-sick-pay-27000-carers/
• Actived: 5 days ago
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How do bespoke and off-the-shelf default investment

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Off-the-shelf default investment strategies are more common in contract-based defined contribution schemes. Off-the-shelf plans have less governance responsibilities for employers. Bespoke strategies give employers more flexibility in their investment management.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/pensions-supplement-december-2013/how-do-bespoke-and-off-the-shelf-default-investment-strategies-compare/
• Actived: 17 days ago
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Jonathan Lord: Returning to work after long-term sick leave

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When an employee is off work due to long-term sick leave, lasting four weeks or more, they can face increased difficulties getting back into the routine of work and their normal way of life.These difficulties are varied and will depend on the nature of the illness but it can affect l oss of confidence, b elief in the loss of skills, p hysical and mental wellbeing, and i solation and

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/returning-work-after-long-term-absence/
• Actived: 1 days ago
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Rewards grow for offshore workers - Employee Benefits

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Offshore workers are often exempt from the Working Time Directive regulations and usually work a rota of 14-28 days on and 14-28 days off. The average salary for an offshore worker will increase by 15% this year from £64,000 to £73,600.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/may-2013/rewards-grow-for-offshore-workers/
• Actived: 9 days ago
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Asda to pay vulnerable employees 12 weeks while self-isolating

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Supermarket retailer Asda has committed to pay employees in full for 12 weeks if they are classed as vulnerable and therefore need to self-isolate due to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.. Asda’s hourly-paid retail and distribution employees will also receive a week’s extra pay in June, in recognition of their efforts to deal with heightened demand during the crisis.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/vulnerable-asda-staff-12-weeks/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Obtaining financial sign-off for flex in tough economic

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Obtaining financial sign-off for flex can be tricky, but there are a number of factors that can build a persuasive business case, says Sam Barrett. Obtaining the financial sign-off necessary for making significant changes to employee benefits packages can be tricky at the best of times, but with the continuing economic slowdown, this task is […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/october-2008/obtaining-financial-sign-off-for-flex-in-tough-economic-conditions/
• Actived: 24 days ago
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How incentives help reduce sickness absence - Employee

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If you read nothing else, read this… • Cash-based incentives or rewards can be offered to encourage attendance and discourage unnecessary absence. • However, positive results may not address the underlying cause of high sickness absence rates. • Recording sickness absence data is essential in order to understand how incentives can be effective.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/june-2011/how-incentives-help-reduce-sickness-absence/
• Actived: 2 days ago
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Do one-off incentive awards for selected staff boost

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One-off incentive awards can have mixed results for overall staff motivation, says Jennifer Paterson Many reward budgets have been cut during the economic downturn, so employers have had to be creative in finding ways to show key staff they are appreciated. With pay freezes in place and a ban on bonuses, some organisations have opted […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/may-2010/do-one-off-incentive-awards-for-selected-staff-boost-motivation/
• Actived: 9 days ago
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The building blocks of an effective financial wellbeing

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The building blocks of an effective financial wellbeing strategy 11th January 2019 11:21 am 11th January 2019 11:21 am Nearly half (46%) of all UK adults rate their own knowledge about financial matters as low and almost a quarter (24%) have little or no confidence in managing their money.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/the-building-blocks-of-an-effective-financial-wellbeing-strategy/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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Coronavirus: A round-up of the view from the market

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“Now’s also the time for the government to remind employers of parents’ and carers’ right to emergency time off for dependants while schools are closed, which means they cannot be dismissed or treated unfavourably as a result. This is an important right for those in insecure work who are at a higher risk of not having a job to return to.”

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/coronavirus-view-market/
• Actived: 15 days ago
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Restructuring bonus arrangements - Employee Benefits

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Once seen as an incentive primarily for sales staff, bonuses are now given much more widely to reward everything from attendance and service to performance and company profitability. Duncan Brown, director of HR services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, says: “About 90% of organisations have some form of bonus scheme. Employers like the concept of variable pay.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/september-2008/restructuring-bonus-arrangements/
• Actived: 2 days ago
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Shift workers place health alongside pay - Employee Benefits

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But, as yet, there is no statutory regulation for workers to be given bank holidays off or to be compensated with days in lieu when their shifts fall on those days. However, in its 2005 election manifesto, the government promised to ensure that the right to such holidays is enshrined in law.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/may-2006/shift-workers-place-health-alongside-pay/
• Actived: 7 days ago
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Three-fifths of UK employees do not receive time off to

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More than three-fifths (63%) of UK employees do not receive any paid days off from their employer in order to volunteer, according to research by employee experience organisation Perkbox.. The survey of 1,342 UK individuals also found that 16% of employees receive one day off work per year to complete volunteering projects, while 12% of can take more than one day away from work for corporate

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/three-fifths-employees-volunteer/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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What are the best approaches to measuring employee engagement?

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Viewpoint: Employee engagement enables growth of individuals and organisations. We all get more out of going to work if the organisations we work for have an engaging culture, a philosophy that there is a ‘better way to work’.. There are four factors that are present in high-performing organisations with highly engaged employees: they have a clear story about the organisation and strategy.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/june-2016-2/what-are-the-best-approaches-to-measuring-employee-engagement/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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A quarter have taken holiday to deal with excessive

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A quarter (26%) of employees have taken paid time off or holiday leave to deal with excessive stress caused by work, according to research by Dolan Contractor Group. The survey of employees at 140 organisations also found that long work hours (41%) was the greatest cause for stress in the workplace, followed by pressure to meet deadlines (32%

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/25-holiday-excessive-stress/
• Actived: 19 days ago
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HMRC publishes secondary draft legislation for off-payroll

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On 22 January 2020, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) published draft secondary legislation for the off-payroll working rules (IR35) that are due to come into force in April this year.. In 2000, IR35 was introduced to ensure that individuals working like employees but through their own business pay similar taxes to equivalent direct employees; the April 2020 reforms will shift the responsibility

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/hmrc-secondary-legislation-payroll/
• Actived: 4 days ago
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Government launches review of changes to IR35 ahead of

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On 7 January 2020, the UK government launched a review of changes to off-payroll working rules, known as IR35, aiming to address the concerns being raised by both businesses and individuals.. IR35 was introduced in 2000, and require that individuals working like employees but through their own business pay similar taxes to equivalent employees in more straightforward arrangements.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/government-review-ir35-changes/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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Buyer’s guide to employee assistance programmes - Employee

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The facts What are employee assistance programmes (EAPs)? An EAP provides confidential information, support and counselling to staff with personal or work-related issues. The service is available around the clock by telephone or online. A comprehensive EAP also provides access to face-to-face counselling if necessary. An EAP can also support an employer.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2016-2/buyers-guide-to-employee-assistance-programmes-8/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Staff social clubs can aid performance - Employee Benefits

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Rachel Gordon turns her attention to subsidised social clubs, which while a little outmoded can be made to pay their way, as organisations seek to bring staff together If you read nothing else, read this … Organised social and sporting events can improve performance. Management and HR buy-in is important, both for funding and organisation.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/october-2005/staff-social-clubs-can-aid-performance/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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Two-thirds think off-cycle pay would impact decision to

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Nearly two-thirds (62%) of global employee respondents think that off-cycle pay options, such as the ability to choose their pay frequency, would make a difference when considering a job offer, according to research by ADP.. The future of pay: Exploring the evolution of worker pay and talent management, which surveyed 7,000 employers and employees at organisations with workforces of 50 or more

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/two-thirds-off-cycle-pay-new-job/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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May 2019 Benefits Research

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off further down the line. In addition to improving the state of staff oral health, dental plans can reap rewards for employers. Indeed, the majority (82%) of organisations that offer a dental plan agree that it enhances overall employee wellbeing, according to Simplyhealth’s Corporate decision makers’ survey, conducted in February 2017.

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71% of US employers see wellbeing as driver of workplace

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6% of respondents plan to provide health insurance for employees over the next three years, 5% will introduce telecommuting, and 5% will implement unlimited paid or personal time off. Jamie True (pictured), chief executive officer at LifeWorks, said: “These findings show that employers need to do more to inform employees about what’s

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2018/us-employers-wellbeing-driver-culture/
• Actived: 16 days ago
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The benefits offered by Virgin Management - Employee Benefits

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Birthday off, experience voucher or £75 charity donation for staff birthdays. Free lunch every day in on-site kitchen and canteen. Free fruit and Friday pastries. Subsidised tuck shop. £100 retail voucher for first aiders and fire wardens. Two free flights a year using Virgin Atlantic. Bikes-for-work scheme.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/may-2017/the-benefits-offered-by-virgin-management/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Calculating the right reward package for expatriate

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The first, and the one most commonly adopted, is the home country approach. Bob Sperl, senior international consultant at Watson Wyatt, explains: “With this approach, employers start off with the package the employee would have received in their home country and add on allowances to ensure that their overall economic position is maintained.”

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2010-online/calculating-the-right-reward-package-for-expatriate-employees/
• Actived: 9 days ago
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Emergency childcare: the options - Employee Benefits

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But, whatever help is given or paid for, the service is sure to prove beneficial as the average working parent has around nine childcare breakdowns each year, according to Venetia Wickham, operations manager at provider Emergency Care. “I think it is a hard choice for parents whether to take the day off work or find back-up childcare.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2007/emergency-childcare-the-options/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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Employees lose 30 productive working days a year due to

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Employees who take time off work due to sickness or underperform at work because of ill health lose six weeks of productive time annually. The average employee missed 2.7 days due to absence in 2017, down from 3.3 in 2016. However this is parallel to a rise in presenteeism, which increased from 24.2 days in 2016 to 27.7 days in 2017.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/january-2018/employees-lose-30-days-sickness/
• Actived: 7 days ago
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How to support employees coping with bereavement

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Every employee deals with it in different ways, and just because somebody doesn’t perhaps take time off work, that doesn’t mean it’s business as usual.” In some instances, flexible-working arrangements, a phased return to work or reasonable adjustments may be necessary.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/july-aug-2016-2/how-to-support-employees-coping-with-bereavement/
• Actived: 7 days ago
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Why group income protection is now an employer and

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Traditionally, group income protection (also known as long-term sick pay insurance) to cover an employee’s salary when they’ve been off work with a long-term condition, was seen as being solely an employee benefit. Now, the product provides just as much value to the employer as it does the employee. Most policies now provide employee assistance […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/why-group-income-protection-is-now-an-employer-and-employee-benefit/
• Actived: 7 days ago
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Government will pay 80% for staff unable to work due to

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Government will pay 80% of wages for staff unable to work due to Coronavirus By Jessica Bird 20th March 2020 7:03 pm 20th March 2020 7:03 pm In a press conference held this afternoon (20 March 2020), Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jenny Harries announced new measures to protect British

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/government-80-pay-coronavirus/
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The benefits of health screening - Employee Benefits

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The benefits of health screening. 10th April 2017 10:04 am 10th April 2017 12:18 pm. By Neil Bowen, Business Development Director, You At Work. This time last year I went for my first ever health screening. I was 43 and painfully aware that, although I had lost a lot of weight, started exercising a year to two before and ate fairly well, I hadn

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/the-benefits-of-health-screening/
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How much should I pay for my reward and recognition programme?

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By Jamie King, director of Global Reward Reward and recognition (R&R) is big business. According to industry research, organisations in the US alone spend $90bn a year on non-cash incentives. It’s easy to look at those figures and be put off by the cost but in truth, R&R programmes are one of the most cost-effective …

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/how-much-should-i-pay-for-my-reward-and-recognition-programme/
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69% of managers do not believe stress warrants time off

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More than two-thirds (69%) of senior business managers do not believe stress, anxiety or depression is a serious enough reason for employees to take time off work, according to research by Axa PPP Healthcare.. Its survey of 1,000 employees and 1,000 senior business managers, such as chief executives and managing directors, found that one in four employee respondents had experienced a mental

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/april-online-2015/69-of-managers-do-not-believe-stress-warrants-time-off/
• Actived: 13 days ago
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Back to basics on tax-free employee loans - Employee Benefits

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Writing off a loan should be treated as payment of taxable earnings. Those of a certain age will remember when the interest rates offered by even the most reputable lenders were in double digits. Now, even though interest rates have settled down to more manageable levels, the benefit of an interest-free loan remains a consideration when looking

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/november-2015/45-back-to-basics-on-tax-free-loans/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Vikki Massarano: Member contributions during the pandemic

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An alternative to redundancy, lay-off or unemployment, the CJRS enables employers to claim up to 80% of furloughed employees’ salary, capped at £2,500 per month. Under the CJRS, the government also covers employer national insurance and minimum auto-enrolment contributions for furloughed workers of 3% of qualifying earnings, on top of 80% of

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/vikki-massarano-member-contributions-during-the-pandemic/
• Actived: 20 days ago
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Covid-19 and annual leave - Employee Benefits

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Taking our mind off work for a few days and coming back with a rested head and a new perspective will actually make us and our employees work better. Taking time off work during the COVID-19 pandemic gives us a chance to realign and focus on other areas of our lives like our family and friends.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/covid-19-and-annual-leave/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Jerry Edmondson: Take employee engagement off your to-do list

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Jerry Edmondson: Take employee engagement off your to-do list 22nd January 2018 6:30 am 29th January 2018 9:40 am Given the economic climate and levels of uncertainty around Brexit, improving employee engagement is set to be a key item on most organisations’ HR agendas for 2018.

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/jerry-edmondson-engagement-off-list/
• Actived: 12 days ago
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5 ways to achieve a work-life balance while working from

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When working from home exclusively the boundaries between your personal and professional lives start to blur and what once was a haven to escape the daily demands and pressures of the workday, has now become a dual-purposed vicinity. Working from home allows for somewhat more flexibility which can help with home and family demands, yet […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/5-ways-to-achieve-a-work-life-balance-while-working-from-home/
• Actived: 28 days ago
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Day-one sick pay to apply to those self-isolating without

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Budget 2020: Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has added to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement that statutory sick pay will, during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, be available to employees from day one. In the UK budget announcement for 2020, which took place today (11 March 2020), Sunak stated that day-one sick pay would also be made available to those asked to self

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/day-one-sick-isolate-without-symptoms/
• Actived: 3 days ago
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Virgin Atlantic staff climb Mount Kenya to raise money

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Sixty Virgin Atlantic staff have climbed Mount Kenya, raising over £35,000 to support the airline’s adopted Kenyan village. Steve Ridgway, chief executive for Virgin Atlantic, said: “I am very proud to see that so many staff took part in this gruelling challenge. The fact that so many of them completed the climb really shows the […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/march-2010-online/virgin-atlantic-staff-climb-mount-kenya-to-raise-money/
• Actived: 16 days ago
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Back to basics on pensions auto-escalation - Employee Benefits

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Need to know Auto-escalation is a design built into a pension scheme that automatically increases contributions on a set date at regular intervals, for example, April each year. While it is similar to the Save More Tomorrow concept in the US, auto-escalation has not yet taken off to any great extent in the UK. Auto-enrolment […]

• URL: https://employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/april-2016/back-to-basics-on-pensions-auto-escalation/
• Actived: 6 days ago
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