People TECH Fund II Invests in Wellbeing Innovation

The HR TECH Partnership (http://www.hrtechpartnership.com/), which successfully closed its People TECH Fund II a few months ago, is delighted to announce that it’s making its next investment in the innovative digital health company, TrackActive (http://www.trackactive.co/). TrackActive focusses on musculoskeletal conditions, such as back and neck pain, which affects 1 in 2 employees in the UK. […]

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St Helens construction firm gives students a taste of life after school

Students from Mill Green School were treated to a glimpse of working life during a visit to M&Y Maintenance and Construction. Mill Green School, based in St Helens, provides education to children with special educational needs. The school is currently preparing 11 students for the world outside of education, and partnered with M&Y to help […]

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Nine in ten workers say benefits integral to job choice

Eighty-nine per cent of UK workers claim benefit provision is important in their decision to work for a company, research has revealed. The study of 2,000 UK workers by Willis Towers Watson also showed that contributory pension schemes are the most valued benefit, chosen as a top five benefit by 62% of workers. This was […]

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DFS rolls out new integrated HR & payroll system to drive future growth

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DFS has laid the foundations for future growth by successfully undertaking a digital transformation of its HR and payroll function in partnership with industry experts MHR (http://www.mhr.co.uk). The UK’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, which also owns furniture brands Sofa Workshop, Dwell and Sofology, has gone live with MHR’s market leading cloud-based iTrent solution as […]

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New Year, New Job: Nearly 2 out of 5 UK workers on the job hunt, Unum finds

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Employee benefit specialist Unum found nearly a quarter of workers (24 percent) admit they often think about quitting, and 43 percent of workers say they will probably look for a new job in the next year. Gen Zers (61 percent) and Millennials (55 percent) report having the highest probability of looking for new jobs within […]

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As calls to EAPs spike in January, employers not providing mental health support are letting down their staff

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No money, Christmas weight to lose and never ending cold dark days are just some of the miserable realities many people face in January, culminating on Blue Monday (21 January), which makes it no surprise that calls to employee assistance programmes (EAPs) peak in the new year. But employers that let staff suffer in silence, […]

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The D Suite: digital, data and disruption in the boardroom

Executive search and leadership advisory organisation, Adastrum Consulting, today launches its latest report, which explores the leadership skills needed in an age of digital disruption. Entitled The DSuite: digital, data and disruption in the boardroom, the report has been created to act as a guide to leading in a world dominated by data, digital, and […]

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Blue January, not just Blue Monday for employees: RedArc receives 29% more referrals in January due to mental health conditions

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Blue Monday (on 21 January this year) may have become somewhat trivialised, but it is true to say that the start of the new year remains a struggle for many employees: RedArc’s latest figures show a 29% average increase in the number of new patient/employee referrals for mental health conditions in January vs. December over […]

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Are your employees suffering the January blues or is it something more serious?

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It’s ‘Blue Monday’ on 21st January, widely considered the most depressing day of the year, as the gloomy weather, high debt levels after Christmas and failed new year resolutions take their toll, causing people to feel down. With mental health issues such as anxiety, stress and depression on the rise, Adrian Lewis, director at Activ […]

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Research from GRiD: less than a fifth of employers proactively manage stress and mental health issues

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When asked what employers are doing to improve health, wellbeing, engagement and productivity among employees: Less than a fifth (18%) are proactively managing stress and mental health issues Only 15% take measures to improve financial wellbeing Only 18% support staff with caring responsibilities The research covered over 500 companies conducted by GRiD, the industry body […]

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