Employee benefits

How HR can support working parents

As children head back to school in England and Wales this week and the government insists workers should be heading back to the office, we consider how HR can make the transition a little easier.

HR needs data and tech investment to improve employee benefits

HR teams are spending thousands on employee benefits but have no idea if they are being used, according to new research.

Gender pay gap a priority when accepting a new job

?The majority (65%) of female science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students have said that they would consider a company’s gender pay gap report before accepting a job offer.

Talking about menopause in the workplace should be the norm

Menopause. A totally natural part of a woman’s ageing process, but a topic that people still feel deeply uncomfortable and embarrassed to talk about – particularly in the workplace. But this should...

Employers warned of looming deadline for EU workers to sort visas

Employers have been warned that the deadline for EU workers to have made their UK visa applications is fast approaching.

Employers urged to back gift cards as campaign launched

The government has been called on to increase the tax-free employer gifting allowance in a bid to boost the high street.

Is it time to change benefits?

Working patterns and practices have been steadily changing for many businesses over the past few years however, the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically accelerated these shifts – with the trend towards...

UK tech workers believe location should be unrelated to pay

Almost half (49%) of UK workers at tech SMEs said they believe pay and benefits should be based on ability rather than location, and more would like further remote opportunities according to a poll...

Businesses and ministers need more than redundancy pay law to protect employees

The UK government has brought in a new law to ensure employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are given statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wage.

Financial safety leads as top priority for SME benefit schemes

?A quarter of SME employees would like income protection in a post-COVID-19 workplace.

Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government, part two

?In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic. In the so-called 'mini-budget,' the...

Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government

In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic.

Employee benefits