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WSB Awards 2014: Finalists announced

Here they are. The shortlists for this year’s Workplace Savings and Benefits Awards.

30 Jun 2014

Poor business case can blow entire benefit projects ‘out of the water’

Skeptical finance teams will be looking for double counting of cost savings when scrutinizing scheme business cases, benefits professionals are being warned.

23 Jun 2014

Tax relief for return to work interventions still undecided

The exact terms of the tax relief for employer funded return to work interventions are still being hammered out between HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

20 Jun 2014
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DWP challenges fears of HWS staff shortfall

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is standing-by its estimates that there are enough occupational health trained workers to fully staff the new Health and Work Service.

20 Jun 2014

Open plan offices rated as ‘unhealthiest environments’ to work in

Over a quarter of employees say their working environment promotes stress, according to Canada Life research, which reveals the extent to which workplaces can adversely impact health and wellbeing.

20 Jun 2014

BBC to broaden health and wellbeing offering

The BBC is looking to develop an online health and wellbeing portal and launch resilience training for staff and managers as part of its extended wellbeing offering across the business.

16 Jun 2014

PruProtect enters workplace benefits market

PruProtect is entering the workplace benefits market by adding its Vitality programme to its relevant life policy.

16 Jun 2014
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Govt urges businesses to embrace benefits of older workers

An Older Workers’ Employment Champion will be appointed by the government as part of a range of measures to increase the number of older people staying in work.

13 Jun 2014
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Unum launches mental health first aid training

Unum is making mental health first aid courses available to staff of an employer with a group income protection policy from the insurer.

11 Jun 2014

Employee counselling cuts inability to cope by 90%

Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) can play a powerful role in helping employees cope with stress, improving the ability to work and supporting relationships with management, according to Capita Health and Wellbeing.

10 Jun 2014

The shorter working day and productivity challenge

Working hours and the ever-expanding battle to find an appropriate work-life balance have hit the news over the past month. Owain Thomas discusses the potential implications for employers.

09 Jun 2014

Physios tell bosses to promote staff wellbeing

Physiotherapists are warning employers that they are risking the health of their business if they don't encourage better working habits and promote physical wellbeing among staff.

09 Jun 2014
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Lack of sleep impacts heavily on employee productivity

Over half (57%) of employees have admitted to turning up to work feeling tired on at least one occasion in the past three months, which often has an adverse impact on productivity, a report reveals.

05 Jun 2014

Run2Work day targets employer participation

Employees are being encouraged to run to work tomorrow by taking part in the first of a series Run2Work days.

04 Jun 2014

Engage for Success: The 12 steps to successful wellbeing schemes

Employers should encourage a joint effort of employee engagement and wellbeing within their organisations to boost individual and overall performance, an Engage for Success report finds.

03 Jun 2014

Eight in ten employees affected by stress

A survey of more than 3,000 employees reveals the extent to which stress is impacting the British workforce.

23 May 2014

Staff fear talking about mental ill health at work

Over two-thirds (69%) of employees who've experienced a mental health condition worry they'll be judged at work because of that condition, research has found.

23 May 2014

PBUK: Workplace wellbeing is a 'business imperative'

The wellbeing of employees is not a “fluffy nice to have” but a “business imperative”, according to Right Management Workplace Wellness.

22 May 2014

PBUK: Effective intervention ‘holy grail’ of workplace health, says Dame Carol Black

Effective intervention to keep employees at work and reduce sickness absence is the “holy grail” of workplace health, according to Professor Dame Carol Black.

21 May 2014

PBUK: EAPs are ‘get out of jail free card’ for companies

Employee assistance programmes (EAPs) are not a motivational tool for employees and are all about “protecting the risk of a company”, says First Group reward and pensions director John Chilman.

20 May 2014


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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.



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