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The effects ignoring financial wellbeing can have on your employees
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The effects ignoring financial wellbeing can have on your employees

If you have ever seen me talk at a financial wellbeing event, or read any of my previous blogs, you will know how strongly I feel about workplace financial wellbeing. And, as I put pen to paper to write this blog, I have just read the CIPD’s nineteenth annual [..]


Do employers in the USA care more about their employees’ wellbeing than employers in the UK?
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Do employers in the USA care more about their employees’ wellbeing than employers in the UK?

90% of large and midsized companies in the US are now offering financial wellness programmes as an employee benefit, according to a recent survey[1]. In contrast however, a recent report out by the CIPD has revealed that in the UK, financial wellbeing is a [..]


Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day….
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Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day….

On 20th July 1957, the Prime Minister Harold Macmillan said in a speech “most of our people have never had it so good”. Rationing post WW2 was over, and this optimism continued through the swinging sixties until we reached the somewhat darker days in the [..]


What is the main cause of stress outside of the workplace?
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What is the main cause of stress outside of the workplace?

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing and can affect anyone at any time. It can impact on the choices we make, how we feel or even how we cope with daily stresses. Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 runs from 13th – 19th May and [..]


Why is the most powerful tool to improve employee financial wellbeing being completely ignored?
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Why is the most powerful tool to improve employee financial wellbeing being completely ignored?

As a keen advocate of financial wellbeing in the workplace, for many years I’ve been working together with employers to help improve their employees’ financial wellbeing. During this time, I have not found many who have implemented a solution to help employees [..]


What was the most voted cause of stress in the workplace?
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What was the most voted cause of stress in the workplace?

April marked National Stress Awareness Month, an event which has taken place since 1992 to increase public awareness of the causes and cures for our modern stress epidemic1. In a 2018 study by the Mental Health Foundation, 74% of respondents said they had felt so [..]


Will next month’s automatic enrolment contribution increase be a success?
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Will next month’s automatic enrolment contribution increase be a success?

By Mark Bingham, Partner, Secondsight.   Earlier this year, the Department for Work and Pensions announced that since the introduction of automatic enrolment in 2012, 10 million people have been auto enrolled in to their workplace pension [..]


Time to Talk Day – Mental and Financial Wellbeing
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Time to Talk Day – Mental and Financial Wellbeing

This Time to Talk Day, we are joining in the conversation and encouraging employers to talk about mental health and how financial wellbeing can play a big part in the mental wellbeing of their employees. For some time now mental and physical wellbeing has been an [..]


Employee benefits resolutions
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Employee benefits resolutions

For many people, the new year represents a new start, an opportunity to pursue self-improvement, whether that be a pledge to lose weight, learn a new skill or even to spend more time with family. By the same token, there is no reason why it can’t also be a time [..]


Financial Education – Employee Benefits Research
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Financial Education – Employee Benefits Research

Over recent years, financial wellbeing programmes have developed from a ‘nice to do’ to a ‘must do’ and to make financial wellbeing a success in the workplace, organisations must have a clear strategy and understand what it is their employees need and how [..]


Charities engaging with their employees with benefits information
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Charities engaging with their employees with benefits information

For many charities, salaries can often be more restricted than in the private sector. However, the charity sector is also arguably made up of people who want to make a difference, and salary isn’t always the driving force for many working in this space. In fact, [..]


It’s time to talk – this is Talk Money Week
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It’s time to talk – this is Talk Money Week

Today is the start of Talk Money Week (12th – 18th November), an awareness event formally known as Financial Capability Week.  It is an annual celebration of the thousands of organisations working to improve money management across the UK and aims to get more [..]


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