Business & Employment

Presenteeism during lockdown

Levels reach record highs in organisations as stress at work rise Unlike absenteeism, presenteeism isn’t always apparent. You know when someone doesn’t show up for work, but you often can’t tell when or how much illness or a medical condition hinders someone’s performance. Lockdown has taken its toll on many UK employees, as new research reveals that nearly half (46%)…
Jen Paice
July 21, 2020
Business & EmploymentPensions & Retirement

In these uncertain times, don’t lose track of your pensions

What does HSBC, the BBC, delivery company DHL and the RSPCA have in common with each other? Sadly, it is the fact that they have all announced significant staff redundancies in recent days, as a result of financial difficulties caused by the Coronavirus. From loss of work contracts, to problems collecting license fees and charitable donations, businesses and organisations of…
Jen Paice
July 1, 2020
Business & Employment

Employee well-being: Active steps to make sure your people are happy, healthy and financially sound

Reading time: 2 minutes > Employee health and well-being is high on many businesses’ agendas and is no longer merely an afterthought when addressing sickness absence. There is an obvious link between a happy, healthy workforce and improved productivity. The aim should be to reduce direct healthcare costs, build and sustain high employee morale, drive effective recruitment and retention, improve…
Jen Paice
March 24, 2020
Business & Employment

‘Sandwich generation’ carers: Nearly half a million quit their careers in the last two years alone

Reading time: 3 minutes > More people are now caring than previously thought, with almost 5 million workers now juggling their paid job with caring – a dramatic rise compared with Census 2011 figures of 3 million. Previous research shows those aged 45–64 – the so-called ‘sandwich generation’ – are most likely to have a caring responsibility, providing a strong…
Jen Paice
February 25, 2020
Business & Employment

The future of work is coming

Reading time: 4 minutes > The days of an employee turning 65, getting a gold watch or carriage clock and being ushered into a new world of golf, retirement communities and early-bird specials are rapidly disappearing. People are living longer, and organisations are shifting their attitudes toward older workers as a result. Rising life expectancies and an ageing workforce present…
Jen Paice
October 25, 2019

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