SMEs can play a significant role in tackling cancer and supporting employees

10th February 2020

With one in two people expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, a fact highlighted on World Cancer Day on 4 February, SMEs can play a crucial role in supporting employees from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation – according to Towergate Health & Protection. SMEs employ over 16 million people in the UK,… Read more »

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Hearing protection not provided to a third of employees

6th September 2019

Research from Specsavers Corporate Eyecare today reveals that one-third (34%) of employees who require hearing protection for work purposes are not provided with it by their employer. The research took place among employers in all business sizes across the UK. Jim Lythgow, director of strategic alliances at Specsavers Corporate Eyecare, commented: ‘Employers themselves acknowledge that… Read more »

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Top 10 Capital Allowances FAQs

22nd August 2019

Capital Allowances and tax relief have a lot of questions surrounding the subject. Gathered below are our Top 10 FAQ’s that should help answer those questions.  Q1. “Can capital allowances be claimed on both freehold and leasehold properties?” Claims can be made for both freehold and long leasehold interests. Short leases, with no upfront premium… Read more »

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Millennials in the workplace: what employers need to understand

21st May 2019

In order for businesses to get the best out of Millennials in the workplace, they need to understand the unique set of circumstances they have grown up in which has shaped their attitude today. Millennials, born between 1981-1995, will represent 35% of the workforce by 2020 and they have plenty to offer employers. However, The… Read more »

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Five scenarios to engage Millennials and Gen Z in added-value benefits

24th April 2019

With youth can come a feeling of invincibility and that can wrongly influence the employee benefits decisions made by Millennials and Generation Z, according to RedArc. The earlier a young workforce appreciates how employers can support them, beyond the paycheque, the better for their overall health and wellbeing. While there’s definitely a place for benefits… Read more »

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Predictive Marketing can help your business get ahead

23rd April 2019

The continued rise of big data poses a unique problem for business owners and marketeers. As digital footprints increase allowing for more and more accurate, insightful customer data to be gathered, businesses are suffering from a headache of information overload. A recent study by Forrester revealed that 62% of businesses surveyed have more data than… Read more »

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Vast majority of stress not caused by work

18th April 2019

Stress can be caused by numerous factors, but work often isn’t the main culprit, according to The Health Insurance Group. The company runs regular forums for their staff to discuss their mental wellbeing, and life outside work consistently ranks as the biggest cause of stress. As businesses look to support the mental wellbeing of their… Read more »

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Supporting mental health isn’t global

15th April 2019

Employers need to be mindful of the significant differences globally in how mental health is viewed and treated, when it comes to managing an international workforce. Disparities in both attitudes to, and treatment of, mental ill-health could make the difference between an international post succeeding or failing, if not understood and managed effectively. It is… Read more »

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Employee demographic generalisations and physical health

15th March 2019

Organisations that make assumptions about staff, based on generational demographics risk driving talent away, warns The Health Insurance Group. Businesses need to re-evaluate how they reward and communicate with staff, to ensure no unconscious bias is seeping into the workplace and disengaging talent. As businesses look to engage their staff, there’s been increasing awareness of… Read more »

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Northern Powerhouse panel highlight national importance of Manchester Airport Corridor

11th March 2019

Northern Powerhouse panel highlight national importance of Manchester Airport Corridor A panel of strategic employers, property owners, political and civil service representatives will give their views and perspective on how, post-Brexit, the Manchester Airport Corridor can help meet the number one national priority of raising productivity. At the UK Government Pavilion event at 1pm on… Read more »