Employee Benefits


Why motivation matters

Stuart Pritchard, 29 Jul 2015

Academic thinking around motivation has developed considerably over time. Here Stuart Pritchard, winner...


Promotion blockage threatens earning potential of young people

Becky Frith, 28 Jul 2015

A drop in the rate at which people move between jobs has created a promotion blockage that could affect...


Advertised salaries at 11-month low

Becky Frith, 28 Jul 2015

Advertised salaries have fallen to an 11-month low, according to research from job site Adzuna.

EHRC research reveals 'worrying' levels of pregnancy discrimination

Becky Frith, 24 Jul 2015

More than one in 10 (11%) female employees have been dismissed, compulsively made redundant where others...

Employees not paid for jury service

Becky Frith, 23 Jul 2015

One in 20 (5%) employers don’t pay employees for attending jury service, according to research from...

Dementia a key concern for businesses

Jenny Roper, 23 Jul 2015

Three-quarters (74%) of UK HR professionals agree with recent calls from the Alzheimer’s Society for...

Depression-related EAP calls jump by 40%

Becky Frith, 22 Jul 2015

There has been a sharp increase in the number of employees phoning an employee assistance programme (EAP)...

How to motivate warehouse logistics staff

James Hyde , 21 Jul 2015

Logistics can be a highly satisfying job, but it’s also one that requires discipline and teamwork....

Will changes to childcare prove to be child's play?

Hannah Jordan, 21 Jul 2015

Childcare voucher schemes are being phased out in favour of a government system. So how can HR engage...

How to use emotional intelligence to combat stress

Jon Treanor , 20 Jul 2015

We all know that work-related stress is expensive. It’s also disruptive and usually inconvenient,...

Fatigued employees costing UK businesses

Becky Frith, 20 Jul 2015

Fatigued employees could be costing UK businesses £453 million in productivity, according to research...

Ikea to pay the Living Wage

Jenny Roper, 20 Jul 2015

Ikea has become the first national retailer to commit to paying its staff the Living Wage.

Workers not confident about retirement

Becky Frith, 17 Jul 2015

More then six out of 10 (64%) workers are not confident they will retire at their target age, according...

Accenture uses internal comms to encourage shared parental leave take-up

Becky Frith, 10 Jul 2015

Harnessing internal communications can encourage take-up of Shared Parental Leave (SPL) within organisations,...

Budget 2015: Living wage a ‘big gamble’, says CBI

Becky Frith, 09 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne’s summer budget has been described as a “double-edged budget for business”...

Budget 2015: Pensions changes could prove 'administration nightmare'

Becky Frith, 09 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled proposals to treat pensions more like ISAs in his summer budget...

Budget 2015: Apprenticeship levy for large firms

Becky Frith, 08 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced the government will impose an “apprenticeship levy” on large...

Budget 2015: National living wage announced

Becky Frith, 08 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has announced plans to introduce a national living wage in his emergency budget....

Tax-free childcare delayed until 2017

Becky Frith, 08 Jul 2015

The introduction of tax-free childcare will be delayed until 2017, following a Supreme Court judgment....

July budget 2015: What can we expect?

Becky Frith, 08 Jul 2015

Chancellor George Osborne has promised "a laser-like focus" on raising productivity and living standards...

In this issue: July 2015
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Puzzle it out: The UK's productivity conundrum – and what HR can do to solve it

Best thing since sliced bread: HR at Warburtons

Shining stars: Celebrating 20 years of HR Excellence

Learn a thing or two: Areas of interest for L&D

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