Employee Benefits


Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent...


One in five UK workers has chronic lifestyle-related illness

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

Almost one in five (19%) British workers suffers from a chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes...


Length of enhanced maternity and paternity pay "varies wildly"

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jul 2014

There is a wide variance in both the duration and level of paternity and maternity pay across UK employers,...

Mentoring can aid retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

One in five employees who don't have access to mentoring would welcome the opportunity, according to...

Young professionals unhappy with construction sector pay

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

More than half (58%) of young professionals in the construction sector are not satisfied with their current...

Young people hit hardest by recession

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

The young have been hit much harder by the recession than older people, according to a report by the...

Fitness First staff offered 'BioAge' tests

Hywel Roberts, 14 Jul 2014

Employees at Fitness First are to have their biological age tested as part of a campaign to increase...

UK workers value culture and recognition over pay, survey finds

HR Editorial, 14 Jul 2014

Eight in 10 UK workers would turn down a large salary increase if it meant working in an environment...

Executive pay 180 times that of average worker, report claims

Katie Jacobs, 14 Jul 2014

Executive pay has grown from 60 times to nearly 180 times that of the average worker since the 1990s,...

African cities most expensive for expats

HR Editorial, 11 Jul 2014

Two African cities have topped the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, according...

A million public sector workers go on strike

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

About a million public sectors workers are expected to strike today in a series of disputes with the...

Four in 10 finance professionals look to move 'within six months'

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than four in 10 (43%) employees in the financial services sector are planning to find a new role...

Starting salaries continue to rise, says REC/KPMG report

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Starting salaries for people entering both temporary and permanent employment have risen for the seventh...

Conservatives call for tighter rules on public sector strikes

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

Conservative cabinet office minister Francis Maude has outlined plans to tighten rules around public...

Gen Y had biggest fall in earnings during recession

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Employees under 30-years-old saw their average earnings fall by 12% between 2009 and 2013, making them...

'Record breaking year' in automotive industry, says Mercedes-Benz HRD

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Employment in the automotive industry has reached almost three-quarters of a million people in 2014,...

Only one in five employers plan pension changes

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Just 20% of employers intend to change their workplace pensions programmes, despite widespread changes...

Legal HR tips: Managing compassionate leave

Francesca Lopez, 01 Jul 2014

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Touré has reignited the debate about compassionate leave. He has accused...

Nestlé first large manufacturer to receive living wage accreditation

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Food and drink maker Nestlé has become the first large manufacturer to commit to paying its staff the...

Employment groups welcome flexible working changes

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Employment groups have broadly welcomed new legislation that extends flexible working rights to all employees....

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