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The SAR response (2): Job-brokering service

Greetings from a snowbound blogger, and I do hope the weather is not causing you too many problems. On Friday I posted the first of my thoughts on last weeks official…

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The SAR response (at last): Tax breaks for employee benefits

Those with a long memory will remember my posts on The Sickness Absence Review (SAR), which also came to be called the Frost/ Black report by the media. This report was published way back…

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Young workers more likely to feel stress at work

Young workers are 40% more likely than older employees to take sick leave due to stress, according to a new survey from financial services and pension provider Friends Life, which…

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Employee Benefits Workshop: Bookings now being taken

As promised at our recent London events, I am running a free workshop on current Employee Benefit issues (including cost savings). Below are full details on the workshop, including details of how…

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UK workers most likely to suffer from depression

UK businesses may need to reconsider their employee benefits policies, as a new survey suggests that British employees are the most depressed workers in Europe, the Financial Times reports. The…

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Why understanding the costs of employee benefits is key

The below article by Employee Benefits has been the topic of much heated debate in the group risk team, with some ‘interesting’ observations raised! We have to say that the…

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An article that you may be interested in…

Aviva’s recent report reveals the absence support measures that employees value. Click here to see the report

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Risk and Reward

HR Director magazine acknowledges ‘Group Risk’ policies should be a key consideration for all HR strategies – although these may not be forefront in HR’s mind, the employee protection benefits…

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Government Sickness Absence Review

No one would disagree with Dame Carol Black’s observation that “unduly prolonged sickness absence from work is wasteful & damaging”. Therefore, the fundamental recommendations to encourage retention in the work-place…