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Why do employees turn to trade unions?

Since their peak in 1979, union density in the UK workforce has fallen by half and today less than 23 percent of employees are members of a trade union. While the global trend is not universal, this is a common theme in the US and many other countries.

Article by: Lee Harding | Published: 10 July 2019

Boosting productivity by addressing workers’ financial pitfalls

This startling reliance on costly borrowing could be happening for a number of reasons. We live in a consumer culture that increasingly creates more inventive ways to encourage us to spend, such as targeted ads tracking our online activity and appearing in our social media feeds.

Article by: James Herbert | Published: 26 April 2019

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Future of Risk: The importance of employee wellbeing

Drum Cussac is a global security consultancy responsible for ensuring the safety of more than 15 million people. Our intelligence and analysis services (IAS) offer 24/7 expertise via in-house professional intelligence operators and analysts, cutting edge technology and a comprehensive global network.

Article by: Unknown | Published: 23 April 2019

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Why trust is more important than wellbeing 

Consisting of activities ranging from health screenings and exercise classes, to mindfulness advice and educational sessions, these programmes promise to improve both the physical and mental health of employees. And they’re big business;

Article by: Zoe Humphries | Published: 22 April 2019

How to improve home workers’ health and wellbeing

Employers with remote workers should consider. If the wellbeing strategy fits the evolving needs of employees. If all services be accessed by employees when working remotely: If specific benefits should be offered for employees who regularly work from home

Article by: Brian Hall | Published: 29 March 2019

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What does 2019 hold for international employee benefits?

The cost of failure of expat assignments is high - the average expat assignment costing $311,000 (£217,000) per year. 40% of all overseas assignments are judged to be failures and most fail because employees and their families can’t adjust to the local culture and environment. 

Article by: Tristan Cleaver | Published: 7 February 2019

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How to beat the blues 

Blue Monday, which lands this year on Monday 21 January, is traditionally the time when people lament their broken New Year’s resolutions, unpaid bills, the shorter and darker days and the increasingly cold weather, but Peldon Rose’s survey of nearly 1,000 office workers reveals that many of the causes.

Article by: Jitesh Patel | Published: 22 January 2019

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Employee health and strategic goals – the big disconnect

Global firms are failing to recognise the impact employee mental well-being could have on meeting their strategic goals, according to new research from AXA’s global healthcare specialists. Thirty-five percent of corporates stated that they view global mobility as critical to achieving core objectives, with over half saying it is needed to improve operations.

Article by: Tom Wilkinson | Published: 26 January 2018

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Evaluating your online platform – are you asking the right questions?

How well do your staff benefits support the business? Can you quantify the success of your reward strategy against criteria such as cost-effectiveness, employee appreciation and overall market competitiveness?  Do you know how your benefits compare to others in your sector, and do you have a clear course of action for developing your strategy in the future?

Article by: Jeff Fox | Published: 1 September 2017

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Review benefits regularly

Regardless of their location, size or industry, most businesses have a benefits package in place for their employees. Whether it’s a standard mix of pensions, expenses and holiday entitlement or an elaborate portfolio with lots of bells-and-whistles, all employees will receive some type of benefit. Article by James Malia, Director of Employee Benefits at Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services.

Article by: James Malia | Published: 6 July 2017