New CIPD and LCP research finds that this is indeed true, but lack of analysis over benefit spend highlights an area of improvement.
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The growth of the gig economy and self-employment is leaving workers significantly under-protected.
Small and medium-sized companies are confident about their prospects over the next five years although they are worried about the potential impact of Brexit and ongoing concerns about recruiting staff, research shows.
Amazon has been accused of creating “intolerable working conditions” after allegations that workers have been penalised for sick days and that some are camping near one of its warehouses to save money commuting to work.
Research from Balmoral Financial, a financial wellbeing company established in 2013, has found that 44 per cent of HR professionals are still opting for a standard one size fits all employee benefits package.
An honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work. That has always been the adage that has kept the wheels of capitalism turning for generations. If you mentioned the notion of working for free to anyone from an older generation, they would find the idea abhorrent. They would slam the notion as exploitation, as not the way that things are supposed to work. And they would be right.
Starbucks is introducing a sabbatical leave policy and housing allowance subsidy for its 30,000 Chinese employees.
Research conducted by Specsavers in June 2015, revealed that as many as four in ten employers are breaking health and safety regulations by not providing eyecare for their employees.
Traditional ways of working are no longer sustainable. In this age of instant connectivity, demographic and social changes, as well as increasing customer demands, business leaders and organisations are recognising the need to think about the way they operate.
Research conducted by Mybenefitsatwork, a new online service launched by national firm of financial advisers, Foster Denovo Limited, has uncovered that the vast majority of employers (95 percent) believe the responsibility lies with them to keep their staff informed about changes to pensions legislation. This is supported by the fact that three quarters (75 percent) of employees believe the duty rests…
Supermarket giant Sainsbury’s have announced today that they will award 137,000 colleagues working in stores across the country a pay increase of four percent, taking their standard rate of pay to £7.36 per hour, effective from 30 August. The decision takes pay for store employees above the Government’s new National Living Wage announced by George Osbourne in…
Tina Wisener: Netflix premieres 12 months paid parental leave for all, but can UK employers pick and choose who gets it?
Netflix has announced that its employees can take as much time off as they wish during the first year after their child’s birth or adoption and still be paid in full.
In a survey of 226 employers, just over a quarter (27%) agreed that employers should be required to offer paid leave for employees to undertake placement duties for charities and other voluntary organisations. The majority (61%) opposed the idea, with a further 12% of employers undecided.
Netflix has announced that they will give new parents a year’s fully-paid leave to ensure the retention of top talent.
Employees are more likely to stay with a company if they offer employee well-being benefits, according to Health Assured, the employee well-being business.