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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 [..]


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 [..]


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, [..]


Celebrating mental wellbeing on World Mental Health Day
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Celebrating mental wellbeing on World Mental Health Day

We all have mental health, and our mental health needs to be looked after just as much as we look after our physical health and wellbeing. Mental health issues can affect anyone at any time of the year, but today, to coincide with World Mental Health Day, we’re [..]


Tackling financial stress in the workplace – Part 2
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Tackling financial stress in the workplace – Part 2

The 4 main reasons employers are not tackling financial stress in the workplace. Taken from the findings of the Workplace Financial Wellbeing LinkedIn Group’s July Conference, part one of the blog looked at why people do not have time, budget or resource to [..]


Tackling financial stress in the workplace
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Tackling financial stress in the workplace

The 4 main reasons employers are not tackling financial stress in the workplace In this two-part blog, Darren Laverty presents findings from the Workplace Financial Wellbeing LinkedIn Groups July conference.  Darren, founder of the group, and speaker at the event [..]


How can organisations support staff with long-term health conditions?
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How can organisations support staff with long-term health conditions?

Twenty years ago, a diagnosis of a long-term health condition often signalled the end of an employee’s working life. But, with the default retirement age removed and more people developing long-term conditions, employers must find ways to support these individuals [..]


Darren Laverty discusses financial education
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Darren Laverty discusses financial education

Darren Laverty, Author, Speaker, Financial Educator and Partner at Secondsight discusses his book, ’Make Their Money Count’.  How To Run an Effective Workplace Financial Education Programme; An Employer’s Guide’ with Kimberley Dondo from Reward. The [..]


Adapting to challenges
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Adapting to challenges

The ageing society, mental health and wellness are all driving the group risk agenda.  Trends which have been talked about for years are now reality, and both employers and group risk providers are having to adapt.  Morag Livingston shares her thoughts on these [..]


Wellbeing guide
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Wellbeing guide

Employee wellbeing is a growing concern for many employers.  We take a look at wellness and wellbeing in the workplace and what makes an effective wellbeing programme. [..]


What employers can be doing to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace
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What employers can be doing to improve mental wellbeing in the workplace

It’s mental health awareness week. With approximately 1 in 4 people experiencing a mental health problem each year, and with mental health problems a leading cause of sickness absence costing UK employers approximately £2.4 billion per year , it’s time for [..]


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