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April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?
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April 2016: Will the pension changes fool people out of a comfortable retirement?

A prosperous retirement is the product of careful planning On the 6th April new pension changes takes effect. It brings in legislation which may have a material impact on the pension plans of the nation’s highest earners, directors and senior management. [..]


Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?
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Will financial education be high on the corporate agenda in 2016?

Recent research published by The Open University Business School and Share Radio – highlighted the fact that two thirds of UK employees have never received financial education. The research also found that, while four in five (81%) employees want personal [..]


Millennials unprepared for retirement
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Millennials unprepared for retirement

Recent research  from the University of Cambridge and BNY Mellon suggests that many young people are not getting the right information about saving for their future from their workplace or education provider, leaving them unprepared for retirement. The research [..]


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 [..]


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, [..]


Financial Education for Employees
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Financial Education for Employees

Should businesses be providing general financial education to their staff? Quoting Secondsight's research statistics on financial education in the workplace, Martin Upton discusses this question. The article, featured on HR Magazines website looks at the [..]


Mortgages as an employee benefit
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Mortgages as an employee benefit

As employers compete to offer the most innovative employee benefits packages, Darren Laverty comments on employers offering access to private banking services, including mortgage information. Commenting on the concept of mortgages as a benefits, Darren Laverty [..]


HR Challenges Research Results
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HR Challenges Research Results

Improving employee engagement is the biggest HR challenge for businesses in 2014. This is just one of the findings from research conducted by Secondsight with Clarity Surveys in to the issues facing HR this year. More than half (54 per cent) of respondents [..]


Secondsight Survey Results – HR Challenges in 2013
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Secondsight Survey Results – HR Challenges in 2013

In association with Reward magazine, Secondsight conducted a survey asking HR Professionals what they considered to be the challenges facing them in 2013. Unsurprisingly, the biggest challenge affecting benefits strategy will be implementing / planning for [..]


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