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Month: November 2015

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Stress – the 21st century condition no one likes to admit to
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Stress – the 21st century condition no one likes to admit to

Following on from Stress Awareness Day at the beginning of November, stress is in the news again with mutual health and wellbeing provider Benenden reporting that only one in five people think stress is an acceptable reason to take a day off work. According to its [..]


Autumn statement- greater pension education needed
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Autumn statement- greater pension education needed

Director at Secondsight, Ian Bird responded to yesterday's Autumn Statement and the changes announced to pensions. The weekly basic state pension will rise by £3.35 and taking the flat rate state pension to £119.30 from April – the biggest increase in pension [..]


Autumn Statement – what does it mean for HR?
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Autumn Statement – what does it mean for HR?

The Chancellor announced in his Autumn Statement yesterday some changes to pensions.  Ian Bird, Director at Secondsight shares his thoughts on the announcement and the need to financially educate employees. “We are seeing greater pressure on companies to give [..]


Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?
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Can workplace financial education help to tackle the UK’s culture of debt?

The CEO of the Money Advice Service has flagged the stark issue that whilst we all have financial plans and goals in life, less than half of us have savings in place to actually deliver them . It’s positive reading that the service has joined forces with the UK [..]


‘Presenteeism’ should be knocked on the head
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‘Presenteeism’ should be knocked on the head

The CIPD’s 2015 Absence Management Survey  highlights that – over the last 12 months – nearly one third (31 per cent) of employers have reported a rise in employees going into work, despite being ill – so-called ‘presenteeism’. It also highlights [..]


National Stress Awareness Day
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National Stress Awareness Day

It’s Wednesday 4th November – National Stress Awareness Day. The themes of stress and employee wellbeing are these days mentioned widely in the workplace. And they have become so core that we now have a day in recognition of them. Employee wellbeing is a [..]


When it comes to e-cigarettes
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When it comes to e-cigarettes

The use of e-cigarettes in the workplace is presenting a difficult challenge for many HR professionals.  The question is: should you treat them in the same way as traditional cigarettes or put in place different rules for their use? As many of you will remember, [..]


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