Employee Benefits

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Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

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Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

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Professional wage growth to extend into 2015

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

Wage growth in professional services roles is set to continue into 2015, according to research by professional...

Self-employed workers need more support, warns Bevan

Hyo Adams, 22 Oct 2014

Self-employed workers are not able to access the support they need, particularly for health and wellbeing,...

Cary Cooper: HR must stay focused on NHS wellbeing

Cary Cooper, 22 Oct 2014

Let’s dispel a myth about the recent NHS strikes; the willingness to protest doesn’t contradict the...

Half of women consider choosing career over family

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Half of childless women are so concerned about the risk children pose to their career progression that...

Lack of wellbeing culture 'frustrating'

Hywel Roberts, 21 Oct 2014

Having to make the business case for wellbeing due to a lack of an employee care culture can be frustrating,...

Civil servants to receive equal parental pay

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

Both male and female civil servants will be entitled to equal parental leave pay from April 2015, deputy...

Living wage debate heats up

Hywel Roberts, 20 Oct 2014

The living wage is a contentious issue in business and parliament. But why are SMEs reluctant to join...

Motivating innovation: why you shouldn't throw money at it

Richard Murkin, 20 Oct 2014

Business leaders agree that innovation is vital to the success of their business, but there’s confusion...

Egg freezing sends out wrong message on gender equality

Arvind Hickman, 17 Oct 2014

Businesses that are serious about promoting gender equality should focus efforts on providing agile workforces...

A medical perspective on egg freezing

Mike Crossley, 17 Oct 2014

Egg freezing has hit the headlines this week with news that Facebook is already paying up to $20,000...

Momentum building towards April reform deadline, says Webb

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has insisted the raft of pensions changes set for 6 April 2015 will be ready...

NAPF calls for independent retirement savings commission

Hywel Roberts, 17 Oct 2014

NAPF chief executive Joanne Segars has called for an independent, non-political body to be set up to...

Changes to parental leave legislation

Katie Jacobs, 17 Oct 2014

Shared parental leave rights come into force in December 2014. Are organisations prepared for the increased...

Pensions update: what's changed since the Budget?

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

Pension reforms set out in this year's Budget have caused both companies and staff to reassess workplace...

Shadow pensions minister calls for trustee governance

Katie Jacobs, 16 Oct 2014

Pensions schemes should be governed by trustees to ensure savers get value for money, shadow pensions...

‘Lack of clarity’ stalling pensions reforms

Hywel Roberts, 16 Oct 2014

A lack of information on proposed pensions reform is preventing providers from making changes in time...

Employers urged 'not to panic' on shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employers shouldn't panic about the technicalities of shared parental leave. Instead they should see...

Treasury to relax pension rules further

Hywel Roberts, 14 Oct 2014

Measures expected to be announced by chancellor George Osborne later today will see savers able to take...

In this issue: October 2014
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