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There is no such thing as a free lunch
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There is no such thing as a free lunch

This phrase originated in America from the 19th Century when saloons offered ‘free’ food alongside your first beer. The food was always dry and high in salt creating thirst and often lead to the purchase of more beer. Unfortunately, this sales strategy is still [..]


The importance of communicating your benefits package
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The importance of communicating your benefits package

It’s fair to say, that without good communication, no matter what size, or type of business you are, you may struggle. Employee motivation and productivity is likely to be low, expectations may not be met, and staff turnover could be higher. And the same goes for [..]


Start small, think big
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Start small, think big

Financial wellbeing is fast becoming a priority for employers and with recent research suggesting that 58% of UK employees have been affected by financial worries in the last year1, there’s a clear link between financial stress and the impact on your employee’s [..]


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. There are many causes of mental health problems, so we wanted to [..]


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 [..]


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