Employee Benefits


Wellbeing should be "at the heart" of employee benefits, says Samsung VPHR

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

Speaking at HR Tech Europe, Samsung Electronics UK VP HR Tess Smillie said that wellbeing “needs to...


Pensions: the Australian experience

Katie Jacobs, 26 Mar 2015

Can too much freedom around pensions be a bad thing? That certainly appears to be the case in Australia,...


Pensions freedoms: what to do now

Katie Jacobs, 25 Mar 2015

On 6 April pensions freedoms come into force. NAPF head of policy and research Jackie Wells says employers...

An employer perspective on pensions and savings

Katie Jacobs, 24 Mar 2015

Roger Fairhead, group head of compensation and benefits at SAB Miller, on how he views retirement and...

How the nine-box grid affects motivation

Daniel Lucy, 23 Mar 2015

At Roffey Park we have been researching HR’s perceptions of the nine-box grid. In particular, we were...

Seven in 10 working carers have felt lonely or isolated

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Mar 2015

Seven in 10 employees who care for family members have felt lonely or isolated at work as a result of...

The retirement revolution

Katie Jacobs, 23 Mar 2015

On 6 April pensions freedoms are changing dramatically. Will this sea change cause retirees to go overboard...

SMEs unprepared for shared parental leave

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

More than a third (36%) of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are not ready to implement shared...

Budget 2015 reaction: Lifetime Allowance reduction ‘unfair and unwise’

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Mar 2015

A pensions expert has branded chancellor George Osborne’s announcement that the pensions Lifetime Allowance...

Budget 2015: Few surprises for businesses

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The 2015 Budget contained few big surprises for business, with chancellor George Osborne stressing the...

Budget 2015: What will it mean for HR?

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

What will today’s Budget bring? HR magazine quickly runs through what HR and business-related policies...

Government announces national minimum wage rise

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

The national minimum wage will rise by 20p to £6.70 an hour from October, the government has announced....

More than a third of NHS staff suffer work-related stress

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

More than a third (38%) of NHS staff in England have suffered from work-related stress, according to...

Fathers regret not taking more paternity leave

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Mar 2015

Nearly a third (32%) of fathers regret not taking any, or enough, leave after the birth of their child,...

Pay gap between levels increasing globally, finds Hay Group

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Mar 2015

The pay gap between senior managers and lower level employees has increased in every region around the...

Female-friendly employee benefits: A legal perspective

Rebecca Berry , 10 Mar 2015

Egg freezing technology gives women the option to climb the career ladder and have a family later in...

Employers don’t trust government’s Pension Wise service

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Mar 2015

More than half (51%) of employers do not trust the government’s Pension Wise service to give their...

TUC warns of ‘low-paid jobs recovery’ for women

Katie Jacobs, 09 Mar 2015

The rise of women in work is due to more women in lower paid and part-time jobs, according to analysis...

Nine in 10 emergency services workers have experienced mental health problems

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Mar 2015

Around nine in 10 (87%) emergency services staff and volunteers have experienced problems with stress,...

Accommodation and food services employees most likely to smoke

Rebecca Gowler, 06 Mar 2015

People working in accommodation and food services are more likely to smoke than employees in any other...

In this issue: March 2015
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Save us all: Pension reforms could radically shake up retirement. What's your strategy

Lock, stock and barrel: HR at London Stock Exchange

The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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