How to avoid unconscious bias in the workplace

Have you ever found yourself hiring or rejecting a candidate based on your “gut feeling”? Or even telling them outright that you don’t think they were a “right fit” for the organisation? While there’s nothing wrong with following your gut feeling or cultivating an organisational culture, things can get a bit trickier if unconscious bias …

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3 ways to make the most out of your employee benefits program

When thinking up employee benefits ideas for your workforce and designing an employee benefits program, it’s natural to want to look at the numbers and determine the return-on-investment (ROI) and/or value-on-investment (VOI). After all, businesses are in it for the profit. But to truly make the most out of your employee benefits program, it’s necessary …

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What employee benefits should companies offer graduates?

As summer draws to an end, graduates begin a new chapter in their lives – they enter the workforce. Brimming with fresh perspectives and untapped potential, it’s no wonder that top companies across the UK set up graduate schemes, programmes, and jobs to attract these young minds. But the competition is fierce and companies need …

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Menopausal discrimination in the workplace: Advice for HR

Almost a million women in the UK left the workforce in late July 2021 due to menopause symptoms – which range from hot flashes and fatigue to mood changes and panic attacks. Consequently, the cross-party Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry to investigate existing legislation and workplace practices surrounding menopause, along with its …

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Effective communication in the workplace: What it is and why it matters

Communication is fundamental in all aspects of life, yet many people struggle to communicate effectively at work. Because of this, they may miss out on the opportunity to land the job of their dreams, get the promotion they deserve or sign a deal that could change everything. While some people are natural-born communicators, others may …

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Employee benefits ideas for your workforce

It’s a Monday morning. Your employee drags themselves out of bed and into work, mentally preparing themselves to get through the day. On their desk, they see a handwritten, ‘thank you’ card and some company merchandise. It’s their 5th year anniversary at the company and you remembered. This puts a smile on their face and …

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Rethinking employee benefits for remote workers in the UK

Following the success of remote working during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the UK, employers are considering the option for their employees to work remotely, which means rethinking employee benefits for remote workers. Whether it’s a permanent arrangement or one that is part of a hybrid model, what’s certain is that employees’ needs …

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ROI vs. VOI: Which metric should companies use to evaluate their employee wellness programs?

In the business world, it’s all about £££. Whether it’s the sales team hiring another employee, the marketing team conducting a paid campaign, or the HR team implementing employee wellness programs, justifying the move in terms of the bottom line will more often than not be necessary. But doing so is not always straightforward. When …

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An HR team strategy guide for the employee mental health revolution

Although we’re in the middle of a mental health crisis at the workplace, you may be surprised to find that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t the sole cause of employee burnout and chronic stress. Instead, it has only accelerated the rising depression rate, which has been widespread since 2019, well before the pandemic. From the increased …

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A recruiter’s guide to UK’s post-Brexit points-based immigration system

With the UK facing a shortage of skilled labour, coupled with the exodus of many European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) workers from the country post-Brexit, the government introduced a new points-based immigration system for foreign workers to meet the job markets’ needs. As a global health insurance brokerage and employee benefits specialist, …

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