83% of employees want a menstruation-friendly policy at work
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by Zoe Wickens
2d ago
More than four-fifths (83%) of employees think their workplace should have a menstruation-friendly policy, according to research by Henpicked: Menstruation Friendly. Its Breaking the cycle survey, which was carried out in partnership with FitrWoman and polled more than 750 employers and employees, also found that 54% of employers said that understanding its necessity is the biggest barrier to adopting a menstruation-friendly policy, while 33% said a lack of resources and expertise are preventing progress. Just over two-fifths (44%) of employee respondents have never talked about menstruation w ..read more
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39% of UK staff do not think they will be able to retire
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by Zoe Wickens
2d ago
Two-fifths (39%) of full-time UK employees do not believe they will ever be able to retire due to the rising cost of living, up from 33% 12 months ago, according to research by Wealth at Work. The financial wellbeing and retirement specialist surveyed 2,019 UK adults aged 22 and above in full-time employment. It found that 46% of those aged 35-44 years old are the age group most likely to believe they will never be able to afford to retire. One-third (32%) said are looking to delay their retirement due to the rising cost of living, up from 21% 12 months ago. Four-fifths (81%) were concerned th ..read more
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Ascend Innovations employees take part in dress like their boss day
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by Zoe Wickens
2d ago
Something for the weekend: While it is important to have mutual respect between an employer and its employees, it doesn’t hurt to joke around every now and then. This is just what Jamaican event management and production firm Ascend Innovations has done, by taking part in a dress like their boss day. In a video, which the brand posted to the platform TikTok and subsequently went viral, employees were shown dressing like their boss for work one day. Captioned “What’s all work with no play? We had a dress like our boss day without telling our boss”, the video explained that he always wore the sa ..read more
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The top 10 most read articles between 14 – 20 June 2024
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by Zoe Wickens
2d ago
The top 10 most read articles between 14 – 20 June 2024 on employeebenefits.co.uk were: Exclusive: Co-op wins Grand Prix at Employee Benefits Awards 2024 Morrisons warehouse workers accept new pensions, pay and conditions Who will win at the Employee Benefits Awards 2024? Marks and Spencer introduces caring guide for employees Tribunal finds Scottish teacher with menopause symptoms was unfairly dismissed Employee Benefits Award winners 2024 Wates Group enhances paternity leave and carers leave policies Just 27% know their employer offers an employee assistance programme Danish men’s football ..read more
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Ian Hodson: What role do employers have to play in helping employees work flexibly?
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by Tynan Barton
2d ago
In reality, we have got to our new ways of working at an accelerated rate where the foundations of an operational infrastructure is being built for the ‘house’ that we are already living in. For me, the point to focus on is the aspect of flexibility as when we talk about whether individuals are working from home, hybrid or office based there is no right or wrong, it is really all about the preferences of the individual. The role of the employer is to, wherever feasible, remove the barriers in order to allow the individual to have the flexibility and the expression of their personal preference ..read more
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Increasing number of workers fear they will never be able to afford to retire
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by Employee Benefits
3d ago
The number of people in full-time employment who believe they will never be able to afford to retire because of the impact of the rising cost of living is on the rise, with two fifths (39%) of workers claiming they will never be able to afford to stop working, up from one in three (33%) twelve months ago. Those aged 35-44 years old are the age group most likely to believe they will never be able to afford to retire, with almost half of workers (46%) thinking this. The figures from financial wellbeing and retirement specialists, WEALTH at work, also show that rising costs also mean that almost ..read more
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Workers employed by Edinburgh Airport accept 6.8% pay increase
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by Zoe Wickens
3d ago
Credit: Serge Cornu / Shutterstock.com A total of 275 workers employed by Edinburgh Airport have accepted a 6.8% increase for their shift pay following negotiations. The employees, who are members of trade union Unite, deal directly with passengers in airport security, terminal operations, search areas and process them for flights, as well as carry out screening all deliveries and assisting with airside support services. Backdated to 1 January, it represents an 18.8% increase in basic pay over the last two years. Their overtime rate will also rise for weekend work to double time from time and ..read more
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Median pay increase remains at 5% in three months to April 2024
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by Zoe Wickens
3d ago
The median pay increase across the UK economy has remained at 5% in the three months to April 2024, according to the latest analysis by Incomes Data Research (IDR). The research organisation analysed a sample of 159 pay awards effective between 1 February and 30 April 2024, covering more than 1.3 million employees in total. It found that more than a quarter (28%) of pay awards were worth 6% or more, with some of the highest increases in excess of 9%. These most commonly occurred in hospitality and retail. A total of 23% of pay awards were between five and 5.99%, 28% were between four and 4.99 ..read more
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Hachette UK and Ovo among The Times Top Employers for Gender Equality
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by Zoe Wickens
3d ago
Banking organisation Standard Chartered, energy supplier Ovo and publishing business Hachette UK have been named as some of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality 2024. Business in the Community has created the list for 14 years as part of its work to highlight employers taking action and making gender equality part of their business strategy. Applicants are assessed on the work they do to remove gender inequalities in the workplace, by introducing flexible working, family-friendly policies, reward, and progression at work. Hachette UK was recognised for its commitment to removing gen ..read more
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Harness the Power of your Workplace Wellbeing Strategy to Reduce High Turnover
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by Employee Benefits
3d ago
The Bike Week campaign effectively conveyed its message: cycling benefits the environment, saves money, and reduces stress. These priorities align closely with our goals and those of many other UK businesses. Therefore, we are extending this messaging beyond Bike Week. In this blog, we will share ideas for enhancing employee wellbeing and offer physical wellbeing solutions that save your people and business money while reducing stress. Boost your employee retention strategy today: Employee Wellbeing Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Stress | Pluxee (sodexoengage.com) The post Ha ..read more
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