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Line managers either love or hate flexible working. Some believe that allowing employees to work flexibly gives them access to the best talent – those who feel highly engaged, and go the extra mile because of it. Others look around the canteen on Friday lunchtime, see a few gaps, and say ‘my workers are skiving at home today!’ So how do you achieve a fair…
Connecting benefits programmes with wider strategies around wellness can be key to promoting engagement. Employers are failing to align their wellbeing programmes with their employees’ needs, according to research from Thomsons Online Benefits. The Employee Benefits Watch report found that while half (50%) of employees would prefer an allowance to support their wellbeing, only 4% of UK employers offer this. Three-quarters (76%) have not even…
Need to know: Generation-specific financial education can help inform employees around relevant life events. Giving employees the opportunity to contribute more of their salary into a workplace pension will have a positive impact on those that have missed out on a defined benefit pension and have been enrolled into a defined contribution scheme later in life. Benefits such as childcare vouchers and flexible benefits can…
A third of adults do not think it has become easier to combine work and life, Working Families research reveals A third (33%) of UK adults do not think it’s easier to combine work and caring responsibilities than it was a decade ago, according to research published by Working Families. The poll of more than 2,000 people was conducted to celebrate the businesses that have…
Organisations ‘shockingly’ underprepared to support an ageing workforce, but abolition of retirement age is welcomed Around half of older employees expect to work past the traditional retirement age of 65, according to a new CIPD survey that suggests many employers have yet to engage with the changing demographics of the workplace. Among all staff, 37 per cent anticipated working beyond 65, but this figure rose…