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Why employee wellbeing is rising up the ESG agenda

The acronym ESG has brought a bold dash of green to the corporate world in the past few years, galvanising business efforts to make a positive difference on environmental, social and governance matters. It has arguably become a slightly more grey area in recent times, however, with the collective ambition to create a better world [...]

2024-02-15T12:52:42+00:00February 15th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Four workplace wellbeing trends for 2024

After a period of seasonal excess, the new year provides a perfect opportunity to hit the reset button and make a fresh start. It’s a time when plenty of promises and plans are made, many of which are related to improving our health, wellbeing and fitness. With this in mind, many companies will be thinking [...]

2024-01-09T10:48:16+00:00January 9th, 2024|Uncategorized|

Proactive approach: Employee benefit strategies to promote workforce wellness

From your income and your education to your genetics and gender, there are a huge range of factors that can have a bearing on your wellbeing. Many of these ‘determinants of health’ – as they are described by the World Health Organisation – are unquestionably out of our control. Despite their ability to impact whether [...]

2023-11-24T10:47:00+00:00November 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|

What value do employees place on private medical insurance?

After a period when the competition for talent has been fiercer than ever, employers will be thankful that conditions in the labour market are expected to improve in 2023. But while pressure on the human resources frontline might be easing, companies will know that the war for talent is far from over. Factors such as [...]

2023-10-19T12:54:21+01:00October 19th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Back to health: Tackling musculoskeletal issues among the workforce

Having left his position as Health and Social Care Secretary back in 2018, Jeremy Hunt might have been forgiven for thinking that back and joint pain would no longer be encompassed within his ministerial remit, particularly as Chancellor of the Exchequer. However, as he outlined in the 2023 Spring Budget, musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions are one [...]

2023-09-21T13:51:13+01:00September 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Fit for the job: Unlocking the employee benefits of physical wellbeing

Having been hidden away in a file labelled ‘taboo’ until just a few years ago, mental health is now firmly on the agenda of most employers. In fact, research among the UK’s largest listed companies shows that 93% now recognise mental health as an important business issue. There clearly remain areas where progress needs to [...]

2023-08-24T11:01:40+01:00August 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Business travel insurance: Protection for the post-Covid traveller

During the depths of the pandemic, many people optimistically focused on a time in the future when things would go back to the way they were before, with everyone free to enjoy unrestricted travel again. Thankfully, this vision has largely been realised in recent years as the disruption of Covid-19 has dissolved into the background [...]

2023-07-21T09:49:07+01:00July 21st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Why employers are being accused of ‘wellbeing washing’ and what can be done

Despite being a fixture of most modern workplaces, Mental Health First Aiders are a relatively new phenomenon, having only arrived in England as recently as 2007 as part of a Department of Health initiative. Fast forward to 2023 and there is now thankfully far greater awareness and appreciation for mental health, while the suspicion and [...]

2023-06-23T12:41:37+01:00June 23rd, 2023|Uncategorized|

What employers can do to battle burnout

Having bounced from a global pandemic to a cost-of-living crisis, the UK workforce has become accustomed to living in challenging, uncertain times. But when the stresses and strains of everyday life are overlaid onto this difficult backdrop, the effects on individuals can be damaging. It can leave people feeling overwhelmed, anxious and at risk of [...]

2023-05-02T16:56:16+01:00May 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|

Five data points highlighting the difficulties facing NHS patients

From its starring role in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics to the banging of pots and pans on our doorsteps during the pandemic, there is no doubt that the NHS is a treasured part of our cultural identity. In recent years, however, media headlines have brought attention to the fact that the [...]

2023-03-29T10:11:05+01:00March 29th, 2023|Uncategorized|
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