To continue its commitment to arrange the most relevant and useable dental benefit schemes, Denplan is delighted to announce that Colin Perry has been appointed to the role of Corporate Channel Manager.
Taking over from Matt Reeves, Colin has worke More...29 July 2011 17:00
The Government's consultation on state pension reforms has received broad support for the introduction of a single-tier system but groups have warned the transition will need to be managed carefully. The consultation, "A State Pension for the 21st Ce More...28 July 2011 16:08
Organisations need to start planning for next year's Olympic Games in London, to reduce the risk of unauthorised absence and to make sure they get the best from workers during the event, Acas has said. With one year to go until the London 2012 Olympi More...27 July 2011 11:41
Better pay has overtaken job satisfaction as the key reason employees look to change jobs, as the rising cost of living "bites". This is according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which found that more than More...27 July 2011 09:08
Although they are often seen as a good benefit, cash plans are not right for every business. Before you implement a cash plan in your organisation, ask yourself these questions:
1. Why do I want to provide a cash plan? Do I want to give my More...26 July 2011 12:33
Employers are not following inflation when deciding pay awards, as many remain limited by their finances, according to data from XpertHR. The latest XpertHR pay review found that the median basic pay rise remained at 2% in the three months to the end More...22 July 2011 00:00
My company recently acquired a business which included some employees doing the same job as my staff, but on higher salaries. Now my existing staff are demanding the same money. Do I have to give it to them?
Once you agree that your existing staff More...20 July 2011 09:09
One of the main features of the coalition Government's consultation document on modern workplaces , which was published on 16 May 2011 and also proposes significant changes to the current system of maternity and paternity leave , is in rela More...18 July 2011 00:01
Managing annual leave entitlement can raise a number of questions for employers, particularly as they try to deal fairly with employees' holiday requests over the summer months. Q How much notice to take holiday is required from an employee More...11 July 2011 00:01
Counselling through an employee assistance programme (EAP) can provide real benefits in helping people to remain at work, a survey by service provider First Assist, part of Capita, has argued. The poll found that more than half of those who had recei More...06 July 2011 15:32
Shropshire Council has handed redundancy notices to its 6,500-strong workforce, informing them that they will be re-hired the next day if they agree to a 5.4% pay cut.
The council said that the move would eventually reduce its staffing bill by £7 m More...06 July 2011 12:11
Exempting new businesses from the upcoming pension reforms would remove "one of the biggest barriers" to job creation, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has claimed.
The call comes as a survey by the BCC found that nearly one-third (32%) o More...05 July 2011 01:00
WHY SHOULD YOU OFFER PMI? An introduction to private medical Insurance The most important issues in PMI Ten reasons for an employer to offer PMI More...04 July 2011 16:56
More than one small business in four is considering reducing its employees' annual leave entitlement to cut costs, research by insurance firm MetLife suggests.
The study found that 27% of small businesses believe that current levels of holiday offe More...04 July 2011 15:48
A raft of reports have suggested that the tough economic climate is increasingly straining the ability and commitment of employers to fund fast-track private healthcare and health support.
A report from insurer Mercer has argued that UK businesses More...04 July 2011 15:32
Eye exams can offer more than just an insight into vision-related issues. Businesses should therefore be encouraged to provide an eyecare policy for all employees, says Jim Lythgow of Specsavers Corporate Eyecare. Occupational eyecare has long be More...01 July 2011 09:40
The Dutch have long been known as keen cyclists and their transport infrastructure reflects this - you only have to visit one of the country's major cities to see how people are encouraged to get around on two wheels. By comparison, it has taken More...28 June 2011 16:25
One aspect of the proposed pension reforms, the need for people to work longer, has long been recognised. People are living longer, with life expectancy 10 years higher than it was in the 1970s. Pension pots, whether part of a public sector defined More...27 June 2011 10:11
Almost half of employers admit that they do not pay students and graduates who join them for work experience placements or internships, potentially breaching minimum wage legislation.
According to research published today by XpertHR, four employers More...20 June 2011 14:34
Public sector workers have been told they must work until the age of 66 and increase their contributions in order to protect their pensions. The announcement, from Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, came ahead of a speech to the Instit More...17 June 2011 12:50