Employee Benefits


Helen Giles: Can we really quantify good performance?

Helen Giles, 29 Jan 2015

The first social housing, homelessness and care sector benchmarking survey of 2015 was published this...


A quarter of businesses would offer full genetic screening to staff

Katie Jacobs, 29 Jan 2015

A quarter (24%) of UK businesses would extend health screening into full genetic screening for employees,...


Millions of savers locked out of pensions freedoms

HR Editorial, 28 Jan 2015

Millions of people may not have access to the new pensions freedoms coming into effect in April, according...

Almost five million people at risk of poor pensions decisions

Rebecca Gowler, 28 Jan 2015

Research by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has found that 4.8 million people are at...

Mental health should be "critical aim" for businesses

Peter Crush, 27 Jan 2015

Maximising the mental health of staff should be the “critical aim of businesses,” Stephen Bevan,...

Cooper: Engagement programmes have had no impact on wellbeing

Peter Crush, 26 Jan 2015

Most employee engagement programmes have had no impact on staff health and wellbeing, according to Cary...

Employees planning for retirement sooner due to pensions freedoms

Becky Frith, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of employees will think about planning for retirement sooner as a result of new freedoms,...

Three-quarters of employers noticing impact of auto-enrolment

Becky Frith, 23 Jan 2015

Three-quarters (75%) of employers are noticing an administrative impact of auto-enrolment, according...

Work Foundation urges employers to make absence policies more flexible

Becky Frith, 22 Jan 2015

Employers need to increase the flexibility of sickness absence policies, according to a report by Lancaster...

Employees want support on pensions changes

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Jan 2015

Over a third (36%) of employees say they want their employer to provide support on retirement planning,...

Bevan receives award for contribution to mental health

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Jan 2015

HR magazine columnist and HR Most Influential UK Thinker Stephen Bevan has received an international...

It's time to connect public and private sector pay

Peter Smith, 19 Jan 2015

Remuneration issues raised in the Corporate Governance Code are certainly relevant to public services,...

Half of UK workers want employers to care more

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Jan 2015

Half (51%) of UK workers want to feel more cared for by their employer, according to research from pensions...

Workers aged 30-49 have worst health and wellbeing, AXA finds

Rebecca Gowler, 15 Jan 2015

Workers aged 30-49 are suffering from the worst health and wellbeing in the workforce, taking more sick...

Companies more proactive around mental wellbeing

Becky Frith, 14 Jan 2015

More than half (52%) of UK HR professionals now regularly engage with their staff to gain an insight...

Four in five potential parents would consider shared parental leave

Becky Frith, 13 Jan 2015

Around four in five (83%) potential future parents will consider taking shared parental leave, a survey...

Reshaping employee benefits in 2015

Andy Philpott , 13 Jan 2015

According to Edenred's annual benefits provision research, the year ahead will see a major overhaul in...

Only 15% of HR directors innovate in benefits

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Jan 2015

Only 15% of HR directors consider their benefits proposition “innovative”, according to research...

Carol Black: 'Employers should embrace active working'

Rebecca Gowler, 09 Jan 2015

Dame Carol Black has encouraged employers to introduce more active working environments, from light active...

Starting salaries for permanent roles continue to rise

Becky Frith, 09 Jan 2015

Starting salaries for permanent roles are on the rise, according to research by KPMG and the REC.

In this issue: December 2014
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Career ladder: Tips and tricks for a winning HR career

Express delivery: HR logistics at Wincanton

Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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