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Denplan encourages families to Brush-Up this summer


July 26th, 2016

teethFor a second year, Denplan is running ‘The Big Summer Brush-Up’ to encourage families to make the most of the summer holidays to visit the dentist and spend time practising brushing techniques with their children. The national PR campaign is running for two months throughout July and August and Denplan is encouraging member practices to take part. This year, the PR campaign also features the inspiring Katie Piper, who will act as the campaign’s celebrity Mum ambassador. (more…)

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Denplan’s Health and wellbeing benefits survey 2016


July 25th, 2016

Denplan’s recently released health and wellbeing benefits survey provides an in-depth perspective into the benefits offered to UK employees. The survey identifies how these benefits are delivered and looks at employers’ and employees’ attitudes towards them. The survey collates data from numerous employers from various industries creating a thorough and rounded perspective of the full UK employee benefits market. (more…)

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Brexit causing job security fears, CIPD survey shows


July 25th, 2016

70% of employers have received concerns from staff about job security or right to work in the UK following the vote to leave the EU. The UK’s decision to leave the EU has left many employees feeling vulnerable about their job security, a new CIPD survey has revealed. (more…)

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Employees who work for high performing organisations are four times more engaged


July 22nd, 2016

80% of UK employees who say they work for high performing organisations are engaged compared to only 20% of those working for low performing organisations. And 80% of employees who think their organisation is customer-centric are engaged. This is five times more than employees who don’t think their organisation is customer-centric (17%). The highest performing employees are twice as engaged as the lowest, a new survey finds. (more…)

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ADVO’s Colin Boxall on Brexit and employee benefits


July 21st, 2016

It’s all change, but will your staff benefits also have to change? ADVO’s Colin Boxall comments “The recent political realignments will reach into all our lives, but how will this affect the way UK employers offer benefits to their staff? The simple answer, in the short-term, is very little or nothing at all. In the longer term, its harder to give a more definitive answer. Adjustment in thinking is likely, but the need for protection and retirement provision remain unchanged”. (more…)

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UK Workplaces Are Getting Stricter, According to Staff


July 21st, 2016

strictDespite many organisations bending over backwards to meet employee demands, over half (54.6%) of workers believe that UK workplaces have actually become stricter. This is according to new data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site. The research explored the views of 2,000 UK workers around unacceptable behaviour in the workplace and how employers are handling it. It found that more health and safety rules (41%) less tolerance in the workplace (17.6%) and political correctness (17%) were the main reasons behind employers becoming stricter. (more…)

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“Making an Impact” Tops the List of What Matters Most to Millennial Talent – Income Comes in Last


July 20th, 2016

A newly released survey by the Futurestep division of Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY), the preeminent global people and organisational advisory firm, highlights what matters most to millennial workers and offers insight into how best to manage people in this generation. In the survey of nearly 1,000 executives from around the globe, the largest percentage of respondents (28 percent) said the “ability to make an impact on the business” matters most to millennial employees. At only 3 percent, income came in last on the list. (more…)

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Less than half of UK businesses feel able to handle a medical emergency


July 19th, 2016

emergencyLess than half of UK businesses feel able to handle a medical emergency. A survey of nearly 300 businesses across the UK, including schools, golf clubs, construction sites, charities and trusts, has revealed that whilst a quarter of businesses want staff to feel safe, only 49 per cent are confident enough to say they could handle a medical emergency. (more…)

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ADVO Group interviews James Holder, Expat Academy


July 18th, 2016

James Holder has been been working in the field of global mobility for over twenty years, during which time he has been Global Head of Mobility at BP and Diageo and Head of EMEA at Goldman Sachs. Over the last few years, James has been a Director at Expat Academy, an organisation seen as the unofficial body for the global mobility industry in the UK, running a range of networking and training events for the industry and providing Corporate Membership for a number of companies. In this interview, James discusses some of the common mistakes made by employers sending staff overseas and his predictions for what could be the biggest obstacles thrown up to the global mobility industry from the recent Brexit referendum result. (more…)

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Unum signs Women in Finance Charter pledging to promote gender equality


July 18th, 2016

womanUnum has signed the government’s new Women in Finance Charter, making a number of commitments to improve gender balance. By signing the Charter, Unum is pledging:

– To set targets for a more balanced workforce
– To publish the targets and report on progress on its website
– To link executive pay to success in meeting the targets (more…)

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