What’s the difference between an insurance broker and agent?

If you’re looking for health insurance, you’ll soon find out that there are not only many plans to choose from, but different distribution channels as well. You can buy directly from an insurance company, through an agent who sells plans on behalf of the insurer or through a broker who finds and compares medical insurance …

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How to update your benefits scheme to match the latest employee benefits trends

Are you considering sticking with the same employee benefits for your business? Well, think again. While your staff might be satisfied with your current employee benefits schemes, this might not be the case post-pandemic. Employee benefits are an ever-evolving landscape that shifts with the needs of your workforce. Now, shaken up by the COVID-19 pandemic, …

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NHS waiting list: Patients turning to private healthcare in the UK

Delays and cancellations are forcing many NHS patients to make life-changing decisions for the medical treatment they need. Some have dipped into life savings, while others are turning to various types of loans to afford treatment in a private hospital. With the NHS waiting list growing by the day, patients who can no longer wait …

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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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An employer’s guide to overcoming the UK’s skilled labour shortage

Did you know? The UK’s shortage of skilled labour (workers) across industries such as transport, healthcare, hospitality and construction could slow down the UK’s economic recovery. The Guardian newspaper also backed up this finding, after mentioning that the number of available workers plunged in June 2021 at the fastest rate since 1997. So far, accountants, …

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What is the state of employee mobility in 2021?

Gone are the days when employees had to commit to a “9 to 5” schedule, attend meetings in the boardroom and in-person, or carry out the mundane commutes to and from work. Employee mobility is now a major talking point among millions of employees in the UK and globally across multiple industries. Thanks to digitalisation …

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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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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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