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Employers need to do more to supplement state bereavement support

Press release uploaded by on 15 July 2019

It’s been announced that the government intends to change the law by the end of this year to allow opposite-sex couples to form civil partnerships. Currently, when someone is married or in a same-sex civil partnership and their spouse or civil partner dies, they may be entitled to state Bereavement Support Payment, and this will […]

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One third of businesses choose to fund ongoing employee benefits to motivate, reward and engage staff

Press release uploaded by on 10 July 2019

More than one third of businesses (36 per cent) choose to fund ongoing employee benefit commitments such as private healthcare and group risk protection as a way to motivate, reward and engage staff. Large corporates particularly favour this method, with 64% funding ongoing employee benefits; the number reduces for SMEs at 29 per cent, of […]

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Employers underestimate likelihood of a ‘serious issue’ affecting staff

Press release uploaded by on 18 June 2019

Employers are underestimating the likelihood of a serious issue affecting their staff in the next twelve months, according to new research undertaken by GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. For example, the figures show that despite nearly four in five (78 per cent) HR professionals at larger employers having supported a […]

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Recruitment and retention, biggest challenge faced by large businesses: GRiD research

Press release uploaded by on 21 May 2019

HR decision makers at larger businesses say that ‘recruiting and retaining talent’ is the biggest challenge their organisation currently faces, according to new research undertaken by GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD) commented: “The battle for talent has always been closely fought among […]

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Support for mental health easier to access than many employers realise

Press release uploaded by on 10 May 2019

Mental Health Awareness Week (13 – 19 May) is the perfect time for employers to look at how to support mental wellbeing in the workplace. Supporting mental health may be rising to the top of employers’ agendas when it comes to health and wellbeing, but not all know how to offer it. However, it may […]

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408,500 more employees enjoy financial peace of mind with group risk

Press release uploaded by on 15 April 2019

Commenting on Group Watch 2019, Swiss Re’s latest annual report analysing the group risk market, Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD) said: “We’re very pleased to see that 408,500 more employees are now enjoying the financial peace of mind that group risk protection benefits bring. “As supporting the health and wellbeing of staff, and, […]

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Employers at risk of letting down staff diagnosed with a critical illness

Press release uploaded by on 18 March 2019

Group Critical Illness is, relatively speaking, the newest and fastest growing of the group risk insurances (employer-sponsored life assurance, income protection and critical illness) but research*from industry body GRiD indicates that employers may lack a full understanding of the product. Only 27% identified the correct definition of Group Critical Illness (GCI) as ‘a policy taken […]

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Slack water: Employers beware the shifting tide of responsibility for employee health and welfare

Press release uploaded by on 5 March 2019

There is a cross-departmental sea-change within public policy that means government has increasing expectations of employers regarding the welfare of their staff, according to GRiD, the industry body for the group risk protection sector. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development (GRiD) said: “The period between a tidal current rushing in and then rushing out […]

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Getting the right support and advice will help employers treat staff with cancer better, says GRiD

Press release uploaded by on 4 February 2019

While a cancer diagnosis can strike fear into the heart of anyone, employers can also be completely blindsided when hearing that a member of staff has cancer, and be totally unsure how to support them best. Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for GRiD said: “There are cases of employees with cancer being treated very poorly by their […]

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

Press release uploaded by on 17 January 2019

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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