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Stephen Bevan and Michelle Mahdon of the The Work Foundation argue that employers need to go beyond thinking about work and health in the context of either sickness absence or health promotion in the workplace.

The government needs to offer support to single-parent families as pressure will not work, a source states. Kate Bell, head of policy for Gingerbread|One Parent Families, a charity, states the current approach from the government towards getting single parents back into work is not the right one. The government’s recent report – No-one written off:…

Small firms which offer on-the-job training are aiding in creating a skilled workforce but are not rewarded for doing so. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) advised official qualifications should be given to these firms and their employees as the training is currently unrecognised. A survey from the organisation found learning by doing is the…

Workers who are concerned about job security in the current financial crisis can be encouraged by employee reward schemes, according to a recognition provider. Businesses can hold onto their staff by providing them with incentives which do not have to cost the company a lot of money, Michael C Fina says. According to a survey…

Employees do not know enough what happens to their benefits when they leave a company, according to a financial advisory company. Workers think they have to leave a pension with the company when it is actually their personal plan, Foster Denovo says. According to the company, when two organisations merge, flexible benefit schemes can address…

Rewarding staff can be an effective way to motivate them and encourage increased productivity, according to the Institute for Employment Studies. Principal research fellow Dilys Robinson said that depending on the type of work being carried out, non-financial rewards can work well as an incentive for hard work. "For some, the recognition of being employee…

Employers in the UK have been able to boost staff retention by investing in training, according to new research by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The National Employer Skills survey revealed that 42 per cent of businesses using the LSC’s Train to Gain Service have enjoyed increased profit margins. Improvements in productivity and staff…

Some small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) struggle to adequately recognise the achievements of their staff, it has been claimed. According to research by Nectar Business, 81 per cent of managers in UK SMEs believe rewarding employees can help to motivate them and encourage loyalty. However, 48 per cent admit they do nothing to recognise…

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has responded to new research which claims employees working in the recruitment sector experience more stress than those working in other industries. The body says the findings of the survey, by the Stroke Association, must be put into context and insists recruitment can be an "extremely rewarding" profession. According…

Employers should encourage their staff to walk or cycle to work instead of commuting by car or by train, according to Sustrans. The sustainable transport charity said active commuting can help prevent obesity and other health problems and also relieve stress. As well as benefiting individual employees, this is also advantageous for businesses in terms…

Keeping staff motivated is essential in the current economic climate, according to the graduate recruitment specialist Pareto Law. The company said rising prices and the tightening of credit can take their toll on employees as they struggle to meet mortgage costs and pay energy bills. Dampened enthusiasm among staff at work can lead to lower…

Small companies in the UK may be missing out on additional government funding, according to one organisation. Commenting on the £1 billion that has been awarded to local authorities as a reward for fostering business growth, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) raised concerns that too much of the money is going to larger organisations.…

Strong leadership exhibited by company bosses can make the difference between success and failure, particularly in the tough economic conditions affecting the UK. This is according to business development firm SFL, which suggested that managers need to keep workers engaged and drive the performance of their organisations in order to navigate the financial downturn. Such…