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In the UK alone, there are currently around six and a half million people who are carers, with three in five people likely to become a carer at some point in their lives. However, many of those who provide care and support for others don’t view themselves as carers - yet one in five often have to give up work to care for someone. Paternal…
A common thread shared through online HR forums is why employee incentive schemes fail. The problem is often insufficient take-up with not enough employees using the scheme for it to deliver any tangible benefits to the employer. By Richard Ellis, Sales and Marketing Director at Connected Benefits. But delve a little deeper and the problem isn’t a lack of interest in the scheme, it’s more…
By Andy Briggs, chief executive officer, Aviva UK Life. The UK's productivity and skills gaps will not be filled by competing to attract only Millennials. As the UK population gets older it’s inevitable that there will be more older workers either available and wanting to work, or already in the workplace. By 2022 we can expect to see a natural increase of 400,000 older people…
By Andrew West, human resources manager at the Royal College of Nursing. The government’s 'Fuller working lives strategy' identifies the need for employers to support older workers, not just to stay in work, but to continue developing, learning and changing jobs, even changing careers. The issues it raises are myriad, but the trap is in assuming that as employers we can somehow consider our older…
Small and medium-sized enterprises have a poor record for investing in employee wellbeing. Andrew Harris, workplace health and wellbeing specialist at Fit for Work, looks at the barriers they face and how to overcome them. Almost two-thirds of our waking lives are spent at work. This makes the workplace one of the best arenas to influence positive health and wellbeing. Why, then, does the cost…