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Western Europe has world's best statutory holiday entitlements

David Woods, 13 Dec 2011

Workers in Western European countries, on average, have access to the greatest amount of statutory paid...


Sage UK and Mercer join forces to launch employee benefits service for SMEs

David Woods, 28 Nov 2011

Business software and services provider Sage UK and employee benefits consultancy, Mercer have joined...


CIPD: communication tops the list of reward issues facing HR professionals

HR Editorial, 17 Nov 2011

More than three quarters (78%) of reward professionals continue to be concerned about the ability of...

Childcare support for working parents to be provided to 80,000 more households, Government promises

David Woods, 10 Oct 2011

Childcare support will be paid to around 80,000 more households, the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg...

Money problems prevent a tenth of employees from coming to work

HR Editorial, 14 Sep 2011

Financial anxiety is taking its toll on the British workforce as almost one in 10 adults admits worrying...

Employers don't expect new mothers to return to work after maternity leave

HR Editorial, 19 Aug 2011

Two thirds of employers do not expect mothers to return to work at all following a period of maternity...

Nottingham City Council plans to save £154,000 through changes to staff holiday

David Woods, 19 Aug 2011

Nottingham City Council plans to save £154,000 each year by giving employees the option to sacrifice...

Business needs to tailor benefits to ensure talent emerges, says Mercer

Tim Soare, 17 Aug 2011

Cuts in public finance necessitate a ‘tailoring’ approach to benefits to enable companies to trim...

Babel Media relaunches employee benefits scheme

HR Editorial, 05 Aug 2011

Babel Media, the international games industry outsource company, has launched a reinvigorated employee...

Pay freezes and pay cuts still abound as cost of living rises, according to CIPD findings

David Woods, 03 Aug 2011

Pay packets are being hit hard with most employees suffering no pay rise in last six months, according...

With cuts raging on, employers still fail to nurture a cost-cutting mentality amongst staff

David Woods, 02 Aug 2011

UK firms have failed to create a culture of cost consciousness within their organisations despite three...

HMRC clarifies VAT requirements for cycle to work schemes

HR Editorial, 29 Jul 2011

In response to a recent European Court of Justice judgement, HMRC has confirmed that provision of a benefit...

Heineken upgrades employee eyecare scheme

David Woods, 07 Jul 2011

Heineken has introduced a new eyecare scheme for its 2,200 UK employees.

SME employers forced to cut holiday entitlement to reduce employee benefit spend

David Woods, 01 Jul 2011

More than a quarter of private sector employers are considering cutting holiday entitlement for staff...

EAPA launches free buyers guide for employee assistance programmes

HR Editorial, 21 Jun 2011

The UK Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) has this week published its buyers guide...

Ernst & Young maternity coaching plan to be followed shortly by paternity programme

David Woods, 07 Jun 2011

Professional services firm Ernst & Young has this month launched a maternity coaching scheme for its...

Stark disparities in employer/employee views on wellbeing, finds Simplyhealth survey

David Woods, 06 Jun 2011

One in three employees does not feel valued by their employer, raising concerns companies are failing...

Entries up for ‘Top Employer for Working Families’ benchmark

Cary Cooper, 23 May 2011

Despite – or maybe because of – the challenging economic times, entries to the Top Employers for...

Staff rate perks above pay, statistics show

David Woods, 09 May 2011

More than half of employees would take a job with a new employer, without a better salary if it offered...

Employee benefits consultants P&MM acquires Allsave and My Family Care Vouchers

David Woods, 09 May 2011

P&MM, a subsidiary of Motivcom, has acquired Allsave and My Family Care Vouchers, which are companies...

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