About Paul Avis
Paul is Marketing Director at Canada Life Group Insurance he was appointed as Sales and Marketing Director in November 2009 but focused solely on Group Insurance marketing from January 2013. He previously worked at Ceridian (LifeWorks) as Corporate Development Manager, Employ-Mend as Sales and Marketing Director, Legal & General (Group Risk) as Sales Manager, Unum as Senior Sales Consultant and General Accident (now Aviva) as Senior Life Consultant.
Qualified with BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies in 1987, CIM Marketing Diploma in 1994, Diploma in Management Studies (DMS) in 1996 and gained an Henley MBA in 1999.
At an economic level, productivity is a major issue for the UK Government. Workers are no more productive now than they were on the eve of the financial crisis and there is a productivity gap of 16% when comparing the UK to the other six members of the G7 group of industrial nations.
Productivity at an individual employee level is no less important. UK businesses that improve the productivity of their staff are likely to have greater profitability as well as happier and more fulfilled, engaged staff.
Article by 19 March 2018
Reflecting on his personal and professional journey, Jack says that his attitude and perspective have changed since his school days, just five years ago. He credits this, in part, to the Apprenticeship Programme.
Article by 24 January 2018
Subtle yet persistent cultural change is needed to begin a quiet revolution in employee wellbeing. Employers must provide effective support services, regularly communicate their availability and promote positive wellbeing messages. They must also encourage employees to take responsibility for their own health, but know when to intervene in order to minimise the effect absence has on their organisation.
Article by 17 November 2017
Having a few drinks every now and again with colleagues is an ordinary part of working life for many. But those who have ever suffered from a Friday morning hangover can attest that sometimes, drinking with colleagues can lead to a lack of good judgement.
Article by 29 April 2017
When the default retirement age was removed in October 2011, the Group Risk industry secured an exemption i.e. you could terminate an employee’s entitlement to benefit when they reached a cessation age of “the greater of 65 or State Pension Age”.
Article by 3 April 2017
It is universally acknowledged that the UK is facing a chronic skills gap. According the Government’s recent Employer Skills Survey, almost a quarter of all UK vacancies are considered skills-shortage vacancies, meaning they are proving difficult to fill because the organisation cannot find applicants with the appropriate skills, qualifications or experience.
Article by 22 March 2017
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Article by 25 October 2016
There are many concerns for businesses in the UK but in recent years, both productivity and the impact that sickness ... View Article
Article by 27 June 2016
In the July 2015 budget, the Chancellor announced that from 6th April 2017 any applicants for Employment and Support Allowance ... View Article
Article by 18 November 2015
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Article by 6 November 2015