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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, [..]


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 [..]


Pensions through the ages
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Pensions through the ages

The research on pensions carried out by Royal London, which highlights that the medium sum saved for retirement by those aged between 30 and 40 was £14,000, makes for alarming reading. The research flags the need for that to be £660,000 – so there is – clearly [..]


How to support your employees’ outside ambitions
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How to support your employees’ outside ambitions

Secondsight advisor Sally Read-Cayton is a keen professional athlete. Claire Souter discusses how we were able to support her sporting ambitions, and how you can support your workers with theirs. Sally Read-Cayton is a remarkable lady. At the age of 50 she has three [..]


Is an adequate retirement enough?
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Is an adequate retirement enough?

Recent overseas data has highlighted that indebtedness will play an increasingly important role in retirees’ needs . Personal debt creates a ‘blindspot’ in the method used for determining an adequate retirement. The article goes on to say that: ‘Adequacy [..]


Tate and Lyle introduces pension salary sacrifice
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Tate and Lyle introduces pension salary sacrifice

Tate and Lyle Sugars boosts pension contributions with the introduction of salary sacrifice. The company has seen 90% of its employees take up salary sacrifice since the arrangement was launched in July 2015. Following the introduction of salary sacrifice as part [..]


Secondsight supports re-enrolment second chances
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Secondsight supports re-enrolment second chances

October 2015 marks the three-year anniversary since automatic enrolment launched in the UK, and the country’s largest employers enrolled eligible staff into a pension. It seems like only yesterday, and time certainly has ‘flown by’. A lot has been made of [..]


Uncertainty and frustration herald pension freedoms
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Uncertainty and frustration herald pension freedoms

The results from the research carried out by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) – four months after the government brought in the pension freedoms and choice – provided no surprise. The industry always knew it would face an uphill task and the new [..]


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