Employee benefits

Parents in need of more support from employers

A majority (73%) of parents have said that their childcare needs are different now due to coronavirus, and additional employer support is required.

COVID-19 will have long-term impact on employee health benefits

Disruption to healthcare caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will reportedly have an impact on the cost and design of employer-provided health benefits for years to come.

Low pay rises forecast for 2021

Employers in the private sector are expected to increase pay by an average of just 1% in the year ahead as a result of COVID-19.

HR concerned latest amendments to job support scheme isn’t enough to save jobs

Amendments to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) aim to support businesses in need of more financial aid but HR professionals aren’t so sure it will go far enough.

Performance feedback needs improvement, say employees

?Employees think there is plenty of room for improvement when it comes to the performance feedback they are receiving from employers, according to new research from performance management specialist,...

Tiered UK lockdowns - what HR needs to know

As the UK adjusts to varied COVID-19 restrictions being put in place, what issues does HR face?

Could flexible pay become a new trend now we're working remotely?

The current recession - brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic - has created increasing financial uncertainty for many people who are now facing an unpredictable job market and pressure on their personal...

COVID-19 isn’t enough to propel the flexible working agenda forward

That the onset of the current pandemic has pushed the flexible working agenda centre stage is undeniable. Many, many more people have been supported by their employer to work remotely, and those...

Can we escape the single parent trap?

It’s sometimes said that being a single mother may be twice the work and twice the stress, but it’s also twice the love. The economic and somewhat less saccharine version of that might be that it is...

Top tips for payroll management confidence in 2020

Payroll has come into its own in the past six months. There has never been a greater focus on the importance of having solid payroll than during this pandemic.

Prioritising staff wellbeing key to retaining talent

Putting staff wellbeing first is central to retaining and attracting employees as businesses emerge from disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from Gallagher.

Three-tier coronavirus system needs to be united with government intervention

?Yesterday the UK government confirmed its three-tier lockdown rule to protect the public from coronavirus.

Employee benefits