The HR chief at IT giant Cisco is looking to offer incentives to staff who choose greener company cars or 'preventative' healthcare schemes. HR director Charlie Johnston told Personnel Today the move was part of a wider review of employee benefit More...18 February 2009 09:01
Amazon, Signet Jewelers, See Tickets and Odeon are the latest big name retailers to partner with The Voucher Shop , one of the UK’s leading providers of vouchers to the incentives and flexible benefit markets, enabling customers to select vouchers More...23 January 2009 15:35
Pensions experts have called for the abolition of the government's flagship personal accounts scheme in the wake of the Pre-Budget Report . Chancellor Alistair Darling announced a scheme that will effectively allow up to eight million people to save More...01 December 2008 08:29
Nearly 50 per cent of companies surveyed by consultants Watson Wyatt are reviewing their executive remuneration policy and philosophy because of the current financial and economic turmoil.
Companies say they are concerned that the design of t More...06 November 2008 12:26
Energy provider Centrica has reported an excellent response to its bikes4work scheme launched earlier this year with the support of specialist provider Grass Roots . The Tring based firm is responsible for the design, communication, administra More...22 October 2008 15:39
The cost of providing employee healthcare benefits rose an average of 5% per employee across Europe in 2007, according to a pan-European report.
Despite the rising costs, companies plan to maintain their health and benefit programmes - citing the r More...02 October 2008 10:35
More than half of UK workers want their employer to take more responsibility for their health and wellbeing needs, with workplace health benefits now valued almost as highly as having an occupational pension. Health insurer Bupa says it has seen de More...22 September 2008 11:08
Employers that offer childcare vouchers to mothers on maternity leave must do so for 52 weeks of such leave once new maternity leave provisions come into force on 5 October .
UK law firm Dundas & Wilson said it had received several calls fr More...19 September 2008 18:30
Organizations are taking a variety of creative steps to help their employees offset the high cost of gasoline.
In addition to helping to organize employee ride-sharing and carpooling programs, US companies are supporting increased use of telecommut More...27 August 2008 15:03
The Grass Roots Group has launched its own ‘experiences’ product under the brand name of Envy.
The new product will feature in rewards programmes operated by all three Grass Roots Group brands in the U.K: Grass Roots, Maritz and Projectlink. More...22 July 2008 10:46
Capital Incentives & Motivation , the leading incentive and motivation specialist, has further expanded the retail network for the Capital Incentives & Motivation Compliments Card so that it is now accepted in more than 100 leading high More...16 July 2008 11:46
A senior business figure has called for financial incentives for employers to improve the diversity of their workforce. Alex Gourlay, managing director of health and beauty retailer Boots, told Personnel Today that legislative attempts to improve d More...07 July 2008 00:01
The Voucher Shop , one of the UK’s leading providers of vouchers to the incentives and flexible benefit markets, has launched Flex Bank, a cost effective and efficient online programme to manage the supply of retail vouchers in flexible benefits More...25 June 2008 16:22
Encouraging or forcing workers to opt out from a workplace pension scheme will become unlawful under proposed changes to the Pensions Bill. Pensions reform minister Mike O'Brien said an amendment to the current Bill would stop employers from o More...24 June 2008 14:40
Army 'well note' a good template, says Black The Armed Forces' sicknote, the FMed7, which includes a section on what sort of "light duties" can still be undertaken, could be used as a possible template for the new 'fit note', Dame Carol Black suggest More...13 June 2008 16:28
EXCLUSIVE Three-quarters of organisations now offer childcare voucher schemes, but staff take-up remains low due to poor communication, according to an exclusive survey by Personnel Today in association with voucher provider Sodexo. The resear More...13 June 2008 00:03
Soldiers, beauty therapists and even accountants are happier at work than HR professionals, a poll has revealed. But HR did manage to move up from 17th in last year's City & Guild's Happiness Index to a lofty 13th out of 20 this year. This pl More...09 June 2008 00:00
Since the Hawthorne experiments – some of the earliest into how to improve people's performance at work, carried out by Elton Mayo at General Electric's Hawthorne electric plant in the 1920s – the role of pay in motivating staff has been More...29 May 2008 13:00
Mobile phone giant O2 is set to replace its £15m annual 'Thanks a Million' reward scheme with a new incentive programme for employees next month.
From 1 May, O2's 25,000 employees will be set the challenge of signing up new customers to the fi More...17 April 2008 13:08
Armed Forces personnel can now check on their pay and total benefits package online after the Ministry of Defence (MoD) introduced an internet-based total reward statement. The Armed Forces' Benefits Calculator covers about 215,000 personnel, tho More...01 April 2008 15:30