HR Press

The Latest Employer News

Wellbeing at Work

Five ways to save £77bn a year, by tackling presenteeism

Presenteeism rates have tripled in a decade, with 86% of organisations saying they observe people coming into work when ill compared to 26% in 2010* – it’s a serious issue and one that employers need to address. Costing UK businesses…

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…

Prevention vs cure: The benefits to employers in shifting their healthcare focus

In the UK we face unique challenges in healthcare – with rates of obesity and depression, to name just two, topping worldwide comparison lists. But many of the healthcare challenges we face are avoidable. The Health Insurance Group is calling on…

Why standing desks can increase productivity

CEO of Health Assured, David Price, discusses why standing desks could be key to improving workforce productivity. Last week it was reported that standing desks, that allow employees to alter their position throughout the day, may boost performance and wellbeing…

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…

Employer Branding – West Wales company leading the way

While employer branding success is often associated with big-name companies in London, Kidwelly-based Burns Pet Nutrition has quietly earned a reputation as one of the top companies to work for in Wales thanks to their unique combination of benefits, flexi-time…

55% of employees want help with financial planning

Over half of Britain’s workforce (55 per cent) want employers to help with financial planning, new research from Neyber has found. Younger staff in particular are keen to get more support from the businesses they work for. Over 72 per…

Employers can’t ignore mental health challenges affecting young people

World Mental Health Day on 10 October will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world. It’s crucial that businesses understand the unique challenges young people face and tailor support accordingly, or risk neglecting this demographic, according…

GRiD urges employers to raise awareness of mental health support within group risk protection benefits

As World Mental Health Day focuses on the needs of young people this year, GRiD, the trade body for the group risk industry wants to highlight the support that’s available for young people within group risk protection products (employer-sponsored life assurance, income…