Wellbeing

Adapting to an ageing workforce

The UK population is ageing and the ratio of workers to retirees is falling. According to the Institute of Employment Studies there are currently 7.2m workers aged 50-64 and by 2020 one third of Britain’s workforce will be aged over 50* which will place unique pressures on both employers and health insurers. The Health Insurance […]

Health Shield extends PMI excess cover beyond cash plan clients with acquisition of Medex Protect

Press release uploaded by on 17 November 2017

Award-winning Health Cash Plan provider Health Shield has today announced the acquisition of Medex Protect, the specialist private medical insurance (PMI) excess and shortfall protection provider. The deal will bring to Health Shield a complementary bolt-on offering to the provider’s existing suite of products, extending the availability of standalone PMI excess cover to more companies […]

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Globoforce research finds ‘meaningful work’ to be the key driver of positive employee experience

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Globoforce’s WorkHuman Research Institute in partnership with IBM’s Smarter Workforce Institute, have released the findings of the latest edition of ‘The Employee Experience Index around the Globe’ survey, which finds that the biggest driver of a positive employee experience at work is ‘meaningful’ work. The survey, which questioned 23,000 employees from diverse industries and a […]

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Workplace Financial Wellbeing Group launches with free-to-attend knowledge sharing day on 30th November

Press release uploaded by on 8 November 2017

November 30th will see the inaugural Workplace Financial Wellbeing Conference, a niche one-day event to be held in London and designed to provide HR decision makers with everything they need to know on the subject. The event is being run by the Workplace Financial Wellbeing LinkedIn group. This dedicated forum, which was recently launched and […]

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40% of UK employees are bored at work

Press release uploaded by on 8 November 2017

Research reveals how organisations are ignoring workers’ need for new opportunities 40 per cent of UK employees are bored at work with 47 per cent feeling stagnant or stuck in their current role. This is according to latest research by The O.C. Tanner Institute, which conducted a large-scale study to examine the factors that influence […]

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Do dark evenings put your workplace drivers at risk?

Press release uploaded by on 7 November 2017

With driving for work purposes having its risks, the clocks changing and the evenings drawing in serves as a timely reminder for employers to make sure they are protecting their staff. Employers have a responsibility for the health and safety of all employees carrying out work activities, this includes when they are driving for work. […]

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New-service success for Specsavers with ScotRail

Press release uploaded by on 7 November 2017

Specsavers Corporate Eyecare is celebrating the successful launch of a brand new eyecare service for ScotRail. The new Visual Acuity Assessment has been established by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare to meet the specific needs of Scotland’s railway alliance. ScotRail is using Specsaver’s eVoucher system to provide Visual Acuity Assessments for around 3,000 safety-critical employees, including train […]

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Employers warned about caffeine-alcohol dependency amongst staff – particularly as the clocks change and winter begins in earnest

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The well-publicised study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Imperial College London* found that drinking more coffee could be linked to a lower risk of death but RedArc is warning that a pattern of coffee reliance during the day and alcohol dependency in the evening after work could be a symptom of […]

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Property deposit saving challenge impinging on Millennial wealth

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By Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work, a leading provider of financial education, guidance and advice in the workplace. It’s easy to assume that with the plethora of money saving deals available for everything from utility bills to credit cards, together with the gradual relaxation of mortgage underwriting criteria, Millennials have never had it so […]

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Lighting design can boost workforce productivity and employee wellness

Press release uploaded by on 27 October 2017

Inadequate workplace lighting can impact mood, emotions and also result in health problems according to research undertaken by LUX365. The UK’s 32 million-strong labourforce1, works an average of 30.5 hours per week.2 Statistics show that between 2015 and 2016, 26 million days were lost due to self-reported, workplace related illness – an average of 16 […]

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