In any year there are stories that make a whole industry sit up and take notice – here are the ones that took the benefits world by storm.30 Dec 2014
WSB covered a number of hot topics in 2014 including healthcare technology, employee happiness and salary sacrifice. Here we count down the top features that were most read over the year.29 Dec 2014
Obesity can be classed as a disability in the workplace if it results in an employee not fully participating in working life.18 Dec 2014
The government has announced a further £12m investment in supporting unemployed people with mental health conditions back to work.16 Dec 2014
As WSB revealed in September, the Fit for Work (FfW) service is officially launching today.15 Dec 2014
Registration for complimentary tickets to Pensions and Benefits UK 2015 is now open!12 Dec 2014
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled an employee suffering from depression and anxiety was not disabled under the Equality Act 2010.11 Dec 2014
EasyJet is introducing biopsychosocial assessments into the workplace, where referral rates to its occupational health services have risen by around 17% this year.08 Dec 2014
Employers are offering no health or wellbeing benefits for 40% of their employees, a survey conducted by Bupa finds.05 Dec 2014
The government will invest £3m into expanding existing psychological work and wellbeing pilots, according to HM Treasury.03 Dec 2014
Public Health England (PHE) has commissioned a toolkit to help businesses tackle domestic violence and raise awareness of the “hidden issue” in workplaces.26 Nov 2014
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg plans to ramp up efforts to tackle mental health discrimination and improve services by setting up and chairing a cross-government taskforce.24 Nov 2014
Employees at publisher Incisive Media have reported improvements in their stress resilience, energy and concentration levels after taking part in a four-month wellness initiative.18 Nov 2014
Public Health England (PHE) is to pilot a strategy to find out how older workers can be properly supported in the workplace.12 Nov 2014
Wilson James is taking a staff health and wellbeing roadshow around the country.11 Nov 2014
Embracing technology to boost employee engagement with health and wellbeing does not appear to have caught on among the majority of our readers.11 Nov 2014
Finance directors and their department colleagues are becoming more aware of the importance of workplace wellbeing and how they can influence it.10 Nov 2014
The term work-life balance is no longer accurate and instead individuals are focusing on how their various commitments influence each other and “blend”, a report says.07 Nov 2014
HR professionals are failing to address presenteeism and employee work-life balance despite stress and pressure being named as the biggest workplace health and wellbeing issue, research reveals.05 Nov 2014
Last month benefits thinking addressed the urgency of taking action to support employee mental health. This month, Owain Thomas reveals that the issue may be far greater than employers imagine.05 Nov 2014
Workplace Savings and Benefits is proud to announce the Financial Education Forum which is specifically designed for scheme managers, trustees, senior employee benefits, reward, HR and finance professionals. Taking place on the 10th March in London, Financial Education Forum will examine the drivers of this demand and how to implement a comprehensive programme in order to reap the benefits of a more knowledgeable, engaged and satisfied workforce; which can in turn reduce staff turnover and improve employee motivation.
CALL FOR ENTRIES - Entries close Monday 16th March! WSB is launching its 2015 Awards on Thursday, 10 September at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
Benefex have created a guide to communicating your reward and benefit scheme. This guide will help you build a rock-solid business case for investing in communications, help you review what you currently have in place and present new and innovative channels.
This guide will help you identify historic elements of schemes that are no longer relevant, different ways to adjust the level of premiums you pay and also get an understanding of whether your current benefits package is appropriate and delivering value for money.