Many employers lack understanding in the commercial value of their health programmes, with some unsure or unable to measure the extent to which their workforce faces health issues.18 Jun 2013
Almost half the UK population will get cancer in their lifetime by 2020, leaving the NHS unable to cope without a fundamental shift, according to new projections from Macmillan Cancer Support.07 Jun 2013
Aon staff in 44 counties will volunteer time today to support charities in their local communities as part of the organisation’s Global Service Day.06 Jun 2013
Employers pay an estimated £4,000 per year extra for each employee who smokes compared to the cost of employing a non-smoker, a new study suggests.05 Jun 2013
Judges have ruled that work capability assessments (WCA) conducted to decide eligibility for certain disability benefits discriminate against those with mental illness.28 May 2013
Legal & General has committed to end the stigma of mental health problems by signing up to Time to Change.28 May 2013
Local authorities and NHS employers are being urged to set a national example and help combat the UK's obesity problem by making healthy food available to staff.22 May 2013
Just under a third of Britain’s adults are unsure how they will finance their needs later in life, including eventualities such as long-term illness and funding care for themselves and loved ones.20 May 2013
Last month, WSB addressed the results that employers look for from wellness programmes. This month, Owain Thomas examines if they are following through on these strategies.20 May 2013
Financial worries are taking their toll on Britons’ lives with nearly a third of the population citing finances as their biggest daily stress, research from MoneySupermarket.com has revealed.17 May 2013
Bupa regularly engages with employees through its range of health and wellbeing initiatives. Hannah Uttley explores how the organisation achieves successful engagement levels.16 May 2013
A culture of ‘all work and no play’ in the UK is damaging family life and causing high stress levels, according to Medicash.16 May 2013
Health and wellbeing programmes are becoming commonplace, but what are the results? Nick Martindale examines the lessons that can be learnt from two successful examples.14 May 2013
Jonathan Stapleton finds that, while firms are increasingly looking to implement wellness strategies, too few are measuring their outcomes.14 May 2013
Workplaces have a long way to go in preventing ‘cliff-edge’ retirement. Hannah Uttley explores the Working Late project.14 May 2013
Levels of stress, depression and anxiety have reached a seven year high among employees in the financial services sector, data from the Health and Safety Executive reveals.14 May 2013
The majority of British workers are feeling more pressured to attend work when unwell than they used to, research has found.13 May 2013
Employers appear not to be taking proper precautions to look after their employees’ health, a survey has revealed.09 May 2013
Cafcass, the Family Court Advisory and Support Service, is providing a tailored health and wellbeing plan to its staff as part of the organisation’s approach to employee health which has seen sickness rates halved over the last three years.08 May 2013
The vast majority (93%) of the UK workforce have attended work while sick, including more than three quarters of those with mental health issues, according to Canada Life research.07 May 2013
The programme for the Pensions and Benefits Show, which takes place on 12-13 June at ExCel in London, has now been unveiled.
WSB has launched the Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards 2013 - the only award event to recognise both employer and provider excellence.
The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks 2013 report is developed from an annual survey of over 1,000 experts from industry, government, academia and civil society who were asked to review a landscape of 50 global risks.
Aviva has successfully supported employers through staging and implementation of auto-enrolment. Thankfully, none have needed the thornbush, and none have come close to the cliffs, but all have struggled at times with the enforced downhill speed toward their staging date. So what have we learned so far?