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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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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Keeping the mobile workforce safe in 2020

Business travel is increasingly becoming the norm as organisations look beyond the horizon to seize greater opportunities and margins in other countries. The potential to scale is enormous, with business travel expected to grow to £1.3 trillion in annual global spend by 2022. But could investment into the opportunities abroad be a risky gamble for …

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Essential types of business travel insurance

In today’s interconnected business world, companies send their employees to seize business opportunities abroad more than ever. However, beyond organizing meetings, accommodation and travel arrangements, employers should also ensure the safety of their staff, as well as an overall trip success by securing specific travel insurance for business. In this feature, Pacific Prime UK discusses …

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

Anyone who is looking for corporate health insurance will soon find out that, not only are there many plans to choose from, but there are 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 …

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