Employee Benefits


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...

Transport and council workers call off strikes

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The leaders of four unions, spanning transport and local government workers, have suspended planned strikes...

General election 2015 pledges by party

HR Editorial, 10 Oct 2014

With the 2015 general election fast approaching, the most prominent figures of the main three political...

Helping HR to navigate auto-enrolment

Joanne Segars, 10 Oct 2014

More than 4.5 million people now have a workplace pension after auto-enrolment − marking for some the...

Dissatisfaction over pay widespread

Hywel Roberts, 09 Oct 2014

Employees who perceive that industry peers and co-workers are paid more could begin to think the grass...

Flexible working can cause problems for carers

Hywel Roberts, 06 Oct 2014

Flexible working can cause as many problems for employees who are also domestic carers as it solves,...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy



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