Employment minister Jo Swinson MP has urged employers to invest in the wellbeing of their workforce – noting that there was growing evidence for benefits to businesses and the wider economy when doing so.06 Feb 2014
Minister for Employment Relations Jo Swinson MP writes about the benefits to employers of supporting a healthy workforce.06 Feb 2014
Hospitality Action has launched an employee assistance programme (EAP) to support the 3m employees working across the catering and hospitality industry in the UK.06 Feb 2014
Almost half of employers believe an independent Scotland should introduce tax breaks for organisations that offer workplace health and wellbeing programmes.05 Feb 2014
UK office workers spend around 55% of their working day sat down, with almost 60% admitting to not taking a lunch break or instead eating at their desk, a survey finds.05 Feb 2014
The majority of UK workers are failing to do the minimum amount of exercise to stay fit and healthy each week, a survey finds.03 Feb 2014
Business owners and chief executives are increasingly recognising the business benefits of flexible working, with seven in 10 (71%) saying it makes employees more loyal.29 Jan 2014
NHS trusts are failing to fully support staff’s health and wellbeing, with just over half (57%) having a mental wellbeing policy in place, research reveals.29 Jan 2014
A nationwide initiative to improve the health of the British workforce has seen activity levels of UK workers rise by 72% and surpass NHS guidelines by 137%.24 Jan 2014
The later scheme members retire, the longer they are likely to live, according to research carried out by Club Vita.23 Jan 2014
The department of Health has laid out long-term ambitions for a broad change in the way people with mental health problems are supported in society, including at work.22 Jan 2014
The University of Manchester has ended the use of zero-hour contracts within the university’s private catering company following a Unison campaign to cease the use of such contracts.22 Jan 2014
Willis Group is restructuring its employee benefits consulting practice to combine all of its existing services in the market.22 Jan 2014
A major report exploring ways to improve employment and health outcomes for people with common mental health problems has been published.20 Jan 2014
The vast majority of HR managers at larger firms have no confidence in the government’s new Health and Work Service (HWS) despite it not being formally launched, a survey finds.09 Jan 2014
Prevention is the key to sustainable employee healthcare and reducing the associated long term costs and absence levels, according to Jelf Employee Benefits.09 Jan 2014
Employees suffering bereavement are being let down by a lack of employer compassion and support in the workplace, according to a report.09 Jan 2014
Almost a fifth (19%) of UK employees plan to leave their current roles this year, with many workers feeling unvalued at their current organisation.08 Jan 2014
Wellbeing will be the ‘new priority' for employers this year amid greater debates around healthcare and group risk issues, Towers Watson says.06 Jan 2014
Working conditions can have a substantial effect on employees eating habits research finds, with the majority of staff saying their eating is impacted by stress and commuting.06 Jan 2014
WSB is launching its 2014 Awards to identify the best the workplace savings and benefits arena has to offer. The awards will be presented at a black tie dinner on Thursday, 11 September at The Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London.
WSB is teaming up with sister title Professional Pensions to host the Boosting Retirement Outcomes event on 3 April. Register your interest in the half-day event now.
This two part paper summarises the main lessons from behavioural economics for retail financial markets and describes how behavioural economics can, and should, be used in the regulation of financial conduct.
This guide will look at the various methods of communication that are used to educate and engage your workforce and highlight the importance of identifying which method of communication would work best for your workforce.