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5 ways to manage a multigenerational workforce

From the 18-year-old intern to the 60 plus year-old CEO and everyone in between, today’s workforce is decidedly multigenerational and is characterized by generational differences. Not only can this cause tension between them, but it can also pose a challenge to HR teams. What’s the best way to communicate with each generation? How do you satisfy …

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6 ways to celebrate Pride Month at work in 2021

The start of summer is the perfect time to celebrate self-identity, inclusivity, and equality. June is (usually) when Pride Month parades sweep across cities in all their rainbow-coloured glory. Given that, don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic dampen your spirits this year. In fact, you can even celebrate Pride Month at work. Here is Pacific Prime …

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Your guide to handling workplace emergencies

While the risk of workplace emergencies will depend on your sector, industry, and work environment, it’s vital for all companies to implement emergency procedures in the workplace. As the saying ‘it’s better safe than sorry’ goes, it’s helpful to identify potential risks (no matter how small they may initially seem) and come up with a …

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How to set boundaries at work

Have you ever been asked to work beyond the standard office working hours? Or perhaps had your personal values being compromised in some way, say by non-consensual touch or unsolicited advice? You’re not alone. Research shows that the workplace is fraught with questionable behaviours and crossed boundaries. The good news is that you can learn …

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How to set boundaries at work

Have you ever been asked to work beyond the standard office working hours? Or perhaps had your personal values being compromised in some way, say by non-consensual touch or unsolicited advice? You’re not alone. Research shows that the workplace is fraught with questionable behaviours and crossed boundaries. The good news is that you can learn …

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Brexit: Tips for travelling to the EU in 2021

“Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border” made headlines on a BBC News article, which just reflects the chaos and confusion surrounding the new rules. Whether it’s about how plans for holiday might be affected or whether EHIC cards will still be valid, British people have an endless number of questions about …

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Tips for renewing your health insurance policy in the UK

When you buy health insurance, you’re usually committing to a one-year contract. This results in an annual dilemma of deciding whether to stay with your existing provider or switch to a new one. Before your contract renewal date, you have the chance to evaluate whether the policy still suits your needs and budget. However, there …

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6 ways to celebrate Pride Month at work in 2021

The start of summer is the perfect time to celebrate self-identity, inclusivity, and equality. June is (usually) when Pride Month parades sweep across cities in all their rainbow-coloured glory. Given that, don’t let the COVID-19 pandemic dampen your spirits this year. In fact, you can even celebrate Pride Month at work. Here is Pacific Prime …

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6 affordable employee benefits ideas for small businesses

Your small business might have a modest payroll and less attractive resources than larger companies, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t provide competitive employee benefits. Alternatively, you can turn the size of your business into an advantage and offer benefits that your employees will appreciate. With businesses reopening amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, employee benefits …

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How does good workplace design affect your employees’ mental health?

Studies have shown a whopping 13% surge in productivity in happy people. Much like a feedback loop, a more efficient employee achieves more, and is more satisfied with their job. As a result, they are an asset to both their team and your business. Unfortunately, it is more difficult than ever to stay happy in …

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Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Childhood food allergies in the UK: Triggers, treatment, and health insurance

Almost 1 in 12 young children suffer from a food allergy, according to Allergy UK. Food allergies have been around for generations and happen when the immune system responds negatively to food proteins. Unfortunately, children are more susceptible than adults as their immune systems are at a heightened state, and tend to overreact. This is …

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What is the average cost of family health insurance in the UK?

As more and more people are looking for insurance cover during a pandemic, we are receiving inquiries from individuals and families alike. One of the questions that we get asked the most is regarding what families can expect to pay for health insurance in the United Kingdom. While we can easily offer you a free …

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Healthy pregnancy diet do’s and don’ts

What a mother eats during pregnancy is the main source of nutrients for the baby in her womb. Dieticians and experts suggest that diet during pregnancy should be rich in nutrients to support the baby’s growth and development. A healthy pregnancy diet must be balanced for the special needs of expectant mothers, and while some …

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What’s the timeline for lifting lockdown in the UK?

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed in remarkable detail his four-step plan to ease England’s lockdown in the coming months of 2021. These crucial steps are expected to be followed by all members of the public until the end of June. At which point, the complete lifting of lockdown will depend on several …

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What you should know about coronasomnia in the UK

You have probably heard about it from 2020, and it’s definitely worth knowing about it if you haven’t. Coronasomnia is a portmanteau of ‘coronavirus’ and ‘insomnia’, a phenomenon that has become increasingly prevalent in the UK and around the world. More and more people are suffering as a result, particularly those who are trying to …

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3 things to do after work that will enrich your life

It’s 2021 and you probably have a few New Year’s resolutions listed on paper (or your mobile device) to achieve over the next few weeks or months. But with fresh lockdown measures across England and Scotland, in addition to Wales and Northern Ireland, many will be considering what to do as the prime minister has …

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multigeneration

5 ways to manage a multigenerational workforce

From the 18-year-old intern to the 60 plus year-old CEO and everyone in between, today’s workforce is decidedly multigenerational and is characterized by generational differences. Not only can this cause tension between them, but it can also pose a challenge to HR teams. What’s the best way to communicate with each generation? How do you satisfy …

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: How to raise awareness in the workplace

We are in the midst of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, which runs from the 15th to the 20th of June this year. With over 3,000 new cases of cervical cancer in the UK annually, health screenings provide the greatest protection against this form of cancer. In fact, smear tests alone prevent 75% of cervical cancers. …

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5 ways to stamp out presenteeism in the workplace

Ever subconsciously find yourself favouring the early bird employee? Or the one that is always the last to log off at the end of the day? We can all agree that presenteeism in the workplace is counterproductive. In other words, what is the point of employees who show up just for the sake of it …

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Unveiling our latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

We are excited to announce that our Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021 is now available for download. Take a bird’s eye view of the world of International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) through our in-house expert analysis. Here, we’ll explore the global key drivers and trends shaping health insurance premiums. With pricing data collated …

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The new COVID-19 variants: Everything you need to know

SARS-CoV-2 (aka the novel coronavirus or COVID-19) has caused enough havoc in the world as it is, so news about new variants of the disease was alarming, to say the least. What exactly is the new variant? What has its impact on society been? And most importantly, will the recently developed vaccine protect us from …

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Will the EHIC still be valid after Brexit?

It seems like a lifetime ago that British citizens voted to leave the European Union (EU). A gruelling negotiations period then ensued until Brexit finally occurred, which was immediately followed by another long transition period. With that said, real changes are soon approaching after the transition period ends this year. In this Pacific Prime UK …

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