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Time to reimagine the commute

To mark Commute Smart Week, employee benefits provider Sodexo Engage shares 3 ways employers can support employees travelling to and from the office. With more commuters venturing into the workplace, employers need to consider how they can support and reduce any burden, ranging from costs to safety measures. By following Sodexo’s guide, employers can make a real difference to their staff’s commute and look to ease their work routines.

Contributor: Jamie Mackenzie, Director - Sodexo Engage | Published: 18 November 2021

Report reveals full extent of work-related sexual harassment

A new report from leading gender equality organisations led by the Fawcett Society, shines a light on sexual harassment in UK workplaces and equips employers to understand and tackle the root causes of this form of abuse. Despite the fact that sexual harassment in the workplace has been unlawful for decades, it’s clear that too many women experience it at work and more must be done to protect them. We know that harassment has not stopped due to the pandemic – it has simply moved online and into workers’ homes.

Contributor: Felicia Willow - Fawcett Society | Published: 6 October 2021

Many employers are considering pay cuts for remote workers

A new survey by HR software provider CIPHR reveals that over two-thirds (68%) of organisations are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home, despite many (53%) saying they’ve actually saved money by having more remote workers.

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones - CIPHR | Published: 18 August 2021

GEN Z NOT CONFIDENT OF LANDING TECH JOBS

As a new cohort of Generation Z prepares to enter the workforce, new research from Accenture reveals less than a quarter (24%) of young people are confident in securing a technology job, despite almost half (42%) believing there will be more jobs in technology because of COVID-19.

Contributor: Shaheen Sayed, Technology Lead in the UK & Ireland - Accenture team | Published: 8 August 2021

Subscription economy booming but only 13 percent have healthcare cover

According to a recent survey conducted by Simplyhealth, almost four out of five (79%) adults in the UK are signed up to a subscription, spending on average £475 a year. Yet, while 96% of people say they are now focused on their holistic health, only 13% reported paying monthly for health benefits.

Contributor: Catherine Rutland, Clinical Director - Simplyhealth, | Published: 26 July 2021

What will the office of the future look like?

Following the global pandemic, many businesspeople are feeling uncertain about the future of the workplace. It is likely that the business learnings of 2020 will continue to shape the future of our working lives. So what will the office of the future look like?

Contributor: Martin O’ Rourke - Birchwood Park | Published: 11 April 2021

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Chancellor “missed a big opportunity” to reform employee share plans in Budget

Responding to today's Budget, ProShare – the body representing employee share ownership (ESO) in the UK – said that the absence of reforms to all-employee share plans was "disappointing". By choosing not to introduce changes to the way the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and Save As You Earn (SAYE) plans operate the Chancellor had "missed a big opportunity" to drive up employee share ownership in the UK. Research has shown that companies with higher levels of employee share ownership outperform those without, and that share plans are an effective way for low-income earners to save and build financial resilience.

Contributor: Maria Brookes, - ICSA: The Chartered Governance Institute | Published: 6 March 2021