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Why ‘lavish’ public sector pensions can’t last for ever

It’s reported that, on average, public sector workers receive a pension three times larger than those in the private sector upon retirement. Stuart Price explains why he thinks this anomaly will change. Stuart, Partner and Actuary at Quantum Advisory, said:…

Why the Health Minister’s announcement is a wake-up call for UK employers

John Dean, Commercial Director, Punter Southall Health and Protection explains why UK employers need to take a closer look at the role they can play in employee health – and where they should be focusing their benefits strategy Yesterday, Health…

Big earners stuffing pension contributions as Budget pension cuts loom

The Telegraph has today reported that savers appear to be making a ‘last-minute dash’ to top up pension savings as fears grow that Chancellor Philip Hammond will cut the generous tax perks afforded to pensions. They report that cash flowing…

VR simulators attract young construction talent

As the battle for apprenticeship talent hots up,  Training experts from Welsh developer Lovell used a virtual reality simulator to open up the world of construction for students attending one of South Wales’ largest careers events. The Skills Cymru event,…

Employers under-prepared for political and natural disasters overseas

Some employers may believe that a political or natural disaster is only likely to occur in traditionally high-risk regions, but this is not the case. The change in political dynamics means that volatility can happen anywhere in the world. And…

Westminster debate raises awareness of need for improved employer mental health support

This Tuesday, the financial effect of absence from work due to mental health problems was debated in Westminster Hall. Rising up the workplace agenda, the role employers (and particularly SMEs) need to play is becoming increasingly central, and Group Income…

Online employee wellbeing centre launches with week of staff activities

The interactive ‘Wellbeing Centre’ was launched by later living operator, Inspired Villages Group (IVG), on Monday 8th October with a week of health and wellbeing activities as part of an initiative to boost staff’s physical and mental wellbeing. All of…

Study reveals back pain major source of absence from work

A new poll reveals that one in five people who suffer from back pain have had to give up work or reduce their hours due to the condition The new poll, carried out for Medserena Upright Open MRI Centres to…

Northampton General Hospital will showcase career and training opportunities for nurses at recruitment day

Northampton General Hospital is opening its doors to qualified medical, paediatric and theatre nurses and ODPs at its Autumn open day on Saturday (6th October) at the hospital. It will be hosting live recruitment interviews from 10am until 2pm and hopes…

Five ways to keep your employee’s spirits up during autumn

Health Assured CEO & wellbeing expert David Price discusses 5 strategies that can help HR Managers keep employees motivated as the Summer weather starts to fade During autumn the seasonal shift away from summer and the arrival of colder weather…