Employee benefits

Financial education is now a necessity

Financial education has become a significant part of the wellbeing offering, as the UK sees a surge in the cost of living.

Rethinking employee health and wellbeing in 2022

Beneath the damage caused by COVID-19 is another monumental healthcare challenge - cancer.

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HR reluctant to cut sick pay for unvaccinated

Despite a recent increase in firms, including Ikea and Next, opting to cut their above-Statutory Sick Pay for unvaccinated employees, many HR professionals seem wary of potential discrimination.

Millions of workers' trust eroded by pay errors

One in 10 UK workers, representing 300,000 workers in hospitality alone, don’t trust their employer to pay them the correct amount each month.

Workers unwilling to ask for a raise despite fight for talent

Three in five (61%) UK workers are unhappy with their pay, yet most (55%) have never tried to push for a higher salary.

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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CEO pay passes average annual income after just 38 hours of work

The median earnings of a FTSE 100 CEO for 2022 will have surpassed £31,285 this morning, the median annual wage for a full-time worker in the UK, after just 38 hours of work.

Auto-enrolment of pensions benefits millions but it’s not enough for retirement

Yesterday (5 January) Conservative MP Richard Holden put forward a Private Member’s Bill to extend pensions auto-enrolment to 18-year-olds and those in part-time or low-paid work.

Admirable gig-worker proposals by Brussels lack reality

Those of us who work in the employment status world breathe a collective sigh whenever it is suggested that the solution to the employment status problem is implementing an easy test that everyone can...

2022 employment law outlook

HR played a vital role over the last two years to help the workforce navigate the challenges of the pandemic. It looks as though there will be similar challenges to face in 2022, as well as a number...

Digital right to work checks to be introduced from April

After a successful trial of digital right to work (RTW) checks during the pandemic, the UK government has committed to make the move permanent, starting 6 April 2022.

12 months of 2021: November/December

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Employee benefits