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64% of employers don’t tell staff about benefits

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013
Do your staff know about your company’s benefit scheme?  Recent research by Cass Business School, at City University found that 64% of businesses failed to tell their staff about the array of benefits on offer. This seems like a waste; …

The Business Protection Gap: Business Owners’ Attitudes Towards Protection

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013
Legal and General have examined the business protection gap in a recent survey. They found that under insurance has risen over the last two years and the business protection shortfall in 2013 is £1.35 trillion.  The survey also investigated business …

The Top Employee Benefits 2013 Include: Life Insurance, Income Protection & Medical Insurance

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
Life insurance, income protection and private medical insurance are in the top ten benefits employers offer to staff according to the 2013 Benefits Research by ‘Employee Benefits’.(1) When looking at respondents who offered benefits across the board to all staff …

Long-Term Sick Leave Costs Large Firms Over £600,000

Monday, June 18th, 2012
The Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) has carried out a unique research project looking at the costs incurred for long-term sick absence. The average UK business could be spending £620,000 a year, which would amount to an astonishing …

Business Health Insurance Premiums on the Rise for SMEs

Thursday, June 30th, 2011
We can all expect prices to rise however the price increases in the business health insurance market appears to be more prevalent in small to medium enterprises (SME’s). Medical inflation in this area of industry is outstripping larger organizations, and …

Desk Jobs can Double The Risk of Bowel Cancer

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
A recent study by Cancer Research suggests that certain types of bowel cancer are more prevalent, and related to spending 10 years or more in a deskbound job. In fact a desk based job almost doubles the risk of contracting …

Research Shows 1 in 3 Employees Health is In Poor Shape

Sunday, April 17th, 2011
When one considers that recent research has revealed “1 in 3” UK employees have vital sign readings which are higher than recommended levels this is cause for concern. These findings come from the Water Wellpoint UK Workers Health Check Report, …

Employee Health and Wellbeing vs Financial Performance

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
Investing in the health and wellbeing of employees and balancing the financial priorities of a business, is still presenting the same challenges for UK employers as it did a year ago; according to the Aviva UK Health’s 4th annual Health …

How Are Your Employees Feeling? Sick Leaves Rising…

Monday, March 7th, 2011
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown a rise in absence due to sickness following a drop during the recession. Looking back to when times were good prior to the financial collapse the ONS statistics for absence …

Life Insurance and Income Protection in Top 5 Employee Benefits

Friday, December 3rd, 2010
In a recent study by Canada Life it was found that life insurance (also known as life assurance) and income protection are highly valued by employees, having been in the top five employee benefits for the previous two years. Compare …

Doctor Offered Sausages As Employee Benefit

Sunday, November 21st, 2010
When most people think about employee benefits the mind goes to health insurance, life insurance, an employee pension scheme or maybe even discounted gym membership, but never sausages. Despite this, residents in the German village of Lette have offered whoever …

What We Think About Retirement

Friday, November 12th, 2010
A recent survey by Friends Provident as part of their Visions for Britain programme polled 1,200 individuals across the UK gauging our views on retirement. It has shown people in the UK expect to work beyond the age of 66 …

Wakey Wakey! Are Your Employees Half Asleep?

Thursday, October 28th, 2010
Are your employees full of energy and raring to go? No, well this maybe because they are still half asleep. According to, ‘How are you Britain?’, a study conducted by BUPA, UK workers aren’t getting the sleep they need. In …

Is the Life Blood of Your Company Reaching its Potential?

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
What is the one thing any business cannot survive without? A flood of answers will come to mind, money, a product or service, a good environment, communication. All of these things, yes, are important to the successful running of a …

Cash or Benefits? What is it Going To Be?

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010
How has the recession affected employee reward? According to a new study by Unum, of the 100 HR professionals they polled, 38% of those who allow employees to cash in benefits have seen a growth in the proportion of staff …

Expatriates Yearn for Healthcare from Home

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010
A recent survey by Bupa International reveals that nearly half of all expatriates believe the standard of healthcare is worse in their new country. The online survey was completed by over 1,000 expatriates, in addition to 44% perceiving lower standards …

Lack of Employees Financial Protection Impacting Companies Bottom Line

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010
A recent study from Unum has shown that a lack of financial protection amongst UK workers is impacting their employers with almost two in three companies stating they had suffered from the effects of long term sickness absence. Compare Top …

Divorce More Likely For Female Breadwinners

Monday, September 13th, 2010
A study spanning 25 years has recently been published in the Journal of Family Issues, the study conducted by Western Washington University tracking 2,500 married couples found that female breadwinners were 40% more likely to divorce their lower earning partners …

Organisations Set to Develop their Health Benefits

Monday, September 6th, 2010
A recent survey of 257 HR managers has found that many employers hope to improve upon their current range of healthcare benefits. The survey conducted by SimplyHealth suggests one in four organisations are looking at ways they can extend their …

Pay Equality, Women Will Have To Wait 50 Years

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010
The 2010 National Management Salary Survey conducted by the Chartered Management Institutes (CMI) and XpertHR has found that based on current figures it will take 57 years until the take home pay of women is equal to that of their …
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