Employee benefits

Take the time to recharge

With web searches for ‘occupational burnout’ surging more than 2,500% since 2015, could HR teams hold the key to combatting busy culture? Or is being ‘totally slammed’ and ‘completely maxed out’ so...

Workers delaying retirement plans

One in eight UK adults over the age of 55 who expected to retire in the near future now plan to delay their retirement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Employee recognition programmes becoming 'stale and disconnected'

Employee recognition programmes are becoming outdated and disconnected, according to rewards provider O.C Tanner.

The spending review: what does it mean for HR?

In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW)...

Firms lack transparency over support for working parents

Only a small minority of the UK investment management firms are disclosing how they support working parents, and the support that is available has been described as “invisible”.

Advertising roles as flexible might not win over as many women as it did pre-COVID

A study for Zurich insurance suggested women are 20% more likely to apply for senior roles if the job offers flexible hours. The research - which was carried out by the Behavioural Insights Team, a...

HR could be guilty of age discrimination by incorrectly using post-work benefits

Post-work benefits such as pensions and permanent health insurance (PHI) are being incorrectly used by HR teams, according to Tim Cox, pension law partner at Linklaters.

Job flexibility helps narrow gender pay gap as women apply for more senior roles

The option to work part-time, job share or flexibly could be fundamental to helping close the gender pay gap, finds a new study by Zurich insurance and the government-backed Behavioural Insights Team.

Employers ignoring retiring workers due to coronavirus

Employers are not helping staff once they approach the age they can claim their pension, according to new research by financial planning and retirement savings business Punter Southall.

More stability in sight for employment, reports CIPD

Improvements to recruitment activity and a decrease in employers’ redundancy intentions have started to slow the pace of declining job prospects.

Nearly a third of UK workers would return to office for cash incentives

Just 7% of UK office workers have said they would be willing to return to the office full time post-coronavirus, demonstrating a shift in attitudes towards presenteeism.

Extension of employee furlough scheme – what does it mean for businesses and what’s next?

The extension of the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021 provides businesses with a welcome degree of longer-term certainty regarding government support for employees; but how effectively will...

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