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Jackie Cooper
   

Five plants for a healthier and more productive office

In recent years, many offices have transformed from drab, old-fashioned, cubicle-style layouts to modern, open-plan hubs which foster collaboration. In fact, according to Deloitte, office refurbishments outnumber new builds by more than two to one.

Article by 4 June 2019

Andrew Waring
   

Why an industry wide pension scheme is a good idea

The face of pensions is changing as the world of work undergoes seismic upheavals and mounting uncertainty. Final salary schemes with their promise of retirement certainty are now all but closed, but not before the mistrust created by a number of high profile negligent and criminal mismanagement cases rocked the reputation of pensions as a whole. The move away from “a job for life” and an increasing emphasis on agile working has brought about more fluid, flexible staffing models. With people far more commonly advancing their careers - and even gaining continuity of employment - by moving from role to role, it makes sense to gear pension delivery to increased staff mobility.

Article by 18 April 2019

Jim Lythgow
   

The eyes have it – clear vision on wellbeing

Eye care can have a positive impact not just on an employee’s eyesight and eye health, but can have wider benefits such as boosting morale and productivity. We recently conducted research into this area to assess the extent that HRs value this benefit and how much they believe their staff do too.

Article by 22 January 2019

Chris Furnell
   

We’re serious: the end of dating

“We’re serious: this is the end of dating” As I sat calculating my route on the London Underground, an advert caught my eye. eHarmony were making a statement more of us need to consider. And I’m serious. Imagine it really was the end? What would eHarmony become? With this context in mind, I’ll pose a question. It’s a sensitive one, particularly in an age where few people seem to know what’s next, but stick with me for a few minutes:

Article by 6 November 2018

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There is such a thing as a free lunch and it makes you happier

It seems pretty clear to us that their success proves that supporting employees’ wellbeing can lead to a serious competitive advantage. Of course we know that not every business can provide nap pods and on-site hairdressers. But offering nutritious meals and snacks is a powerful - and affordable! - way to have a happy and healthy team.

Article by 27 April 2018