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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 [..]


Foster Denovo acquires London & Capital’s UK Wealth business as it continues acquisition trail
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Foster Denovo acquires London & Capital’s UK Wealth business as it continues acquisition trail

The Foster Denovo Group, Secondsight's Parent Company, has today announced that it has acquired a part of London & Capital’s UK Wealth business, as it continues its acquisition trail. The servicing of London & Capital’s UK Wealth clients’ portfolios [..]


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 [..]


Addressing increases to auto-enrolment contributions to maximise financial wellbeing
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Addressing increases to auto-enrolment contributions to maximise financial wellbeing

In April 2019, the final level of auto-escalation for minimum employer and employee contributions to defined contribution (DC) pension schemes came into effect, with employers required to contribute at least 3% of an employee’s salary into the pension pot, while [..]


Secondsight awarded Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019
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Secondsight awarded Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019

Wealth & Finance International selected Secondsight as the ‘Most Outstanding Workplace Pension Adviser 2019 – UK’ in the Global Business Excellence Awards. This award highlights the strength of Secondsight’s influence within the industry and the [..]


How to support employees through uncertainty and change
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How to support employees through uncertainty and change

Uncertainty and the unknowns of the economic, political and social spheres have been the concern of firms for some time. However, the support, and potentially the protection, of employees in uncertain times is often forgotten and rarely thought [..]


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 [..]


Big city benefits versus rural reward: How location impacts benefits strategy
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Big city benefits versus rural reward: How location impacts benefits strategy

Although there are many universal wants and needs across all types of employees, it is difficult to deny that individuals can face different stressors depending on location. People tend to be drawn to larger cities for higher earnings and stronger career [..]


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