The Top 8 Android Handsets for Home Workers
Jun10

The Top 8 Android Handsets for Home Workers

Over the past year, millions of people have found themselves working from home. While there are lots of benefits to working from home, there are also a few negatives. Not only do you have to manage your own schedule and time, but you can also face communication challenges. Many people have found that they can overcome many of the issues of home working by owning a good quality Android handset. These handsets can help them to remain...

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Effective Van Driving Tips For Beginners

Driving a van isn’t exactly like driving a car. However, things aren’t really that complicated and you won’t have any difficulty in picking it up if you have some experience driving a car. Whether you’ve rented a van or have gone the whole hog and purchased one with cash or finance options, we’re here to help. If this is your first time driving a van, we would like to share a few tips to help you become a successful...

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6 Clever Ways To Use Promotional Merchandise
May05

6 Clever Ways To Use Promotional Merchandise

It’s all about brand recognition. For the thousand-and-one ways of promoting and marketing a brand, it all boils down to getting your product recognized. That’s why advertisement is at the core of the business world. It’s also the reason why placing ads on various media takes a sizeable chunk out of a company’s marketing budget. For sure, ads are a necessary investment, but it helps to know that there are relatively inexpensive ways...

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Why healthy eating matters to employers
Apr28

Why healthy eating matters to employers

As the UK finally appears to be on the point of finding its post-pandemic “new normal”, businesses will have to figure out how to make the most of any office space they keep. Aside from the usual stacks of paperwork, food (and drink) will play a very important role in this. Why healthy eating matters to employers You are what you eat. It’s a cliche but it’s true. Employees who eat well tend to be healthier. As a result, they have...

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5 Creative Employee Incentives

Douglas Conant follows a simple philosophy he learned during his tenure as CEO of the Campbell Soup Company: If you want to win in the marketplace, you must first win in the workplace. It’s employee engagement in a nutshell. A good employee always feels motivated to do their best every day at work. As an employer, there are countless ways to make it so. One example is offering incentives to exceptional staff, often a salary bonus or...

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What Can The Effective Use Of Employee Benefits Technology Do For You?
Sep02

What Can The Effective Use Of Employee Benefits Technology Do For You?

The employee benefits that an occupation provides is very important. It provides additional security that many seek from something that takes up much of their time and effort. Finding the best benefits package can be difficult. If the wrong one is chosen or the right one can’t be found, it may be the cause of a valuable employee leaving the company, or not even joining it.  Personalization There are two things that are important...

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Coronavirus:  Think carefully before cancelling Employee Benefits provision
Mar31

Coronavirus: Think carefully before cancelling Employee Benefits provision

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (Howden) suggests 3 key reasons for employers to retain and better communicate Employee Benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic Employee Benefits intermediary Howden has today warned employers to think very carefully before cancelling or lapsing their Employee Benefits offerings during the coronavirus crisis. The warning comes as many employers approach their annual Employee Benefits renewal...

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The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits
Jun06

The digital opportunity: Re-imagining the employee experience in benefits

Guest blog by Charlotte Godley, Head of Flexible and Online Benefits, Capita People Solutions DIGITAL THE KEY TO UNLOCKING THE REAL VALUE OF BENEFITS Business leaders in the UK have long felt that they should be deriving more value from their investments in employee benefits. This explains why organisations are increasingly looking to use benefits to drive employee engagement and retention and, in doing so, to overcome the skills...

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How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?
Mar25

How will Brexit affect the Contractors in the UK?

Guest Blog by Anthony Sherick, MD of ContractorUK As we enter what could be the final stretch of the Brexit negotiations, we are still left with little assurance of what it will mean for contractors in the UK. Many currently have strong ties to European-based companies and may well be affected by the UK’s orderly or otherwise exit from the EU. So, how could Brexit affect contractors? Contracting provides the opportunity to work on...

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Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme
Mar20

Five steps for SME business owners to create bespoke employee benefits programme

Guest blog from Punter Southall Health and Protection Punter Southall Health & Protection has launched a new five-step guide to help SMEs create an employee benefits programme tailored to their business, workforce and budget. The guide is aimed at businesses launching an employee benefits programme for the first time and those reviewing their current offering. The announcement follows new research from MetLife UK[i] which...

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3 simple staff appreciation ideas
Mar19

3 simple staff appreciation ideas

It’s never been more evident just how crucial recognition is in the workplace. Recognising and appreciating your employees boosts morale, drives engagement, improves retention, and more. We say it time and time again (it’s part of our ethos); it’s all about the people. So, how do you go about transforming your company culture and start incorporating acts of recognition into your company’s daily routine? Here are our 3 top tips....

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Are you paying enough – or too much?
Mar05

Are you paying enough – or too much?

No-one likes to talk about when they earn. This may be because it could feel like bragging, or because people don’t want to be seen as not earning enough. But whatever the case, it can can cause problems for anyone in HR. The problem for existing employees There is obviously a problem for you when you are dealing with your existing workforce. What really is the going rate for the job they do? If they believe they are not being paid...

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Is your business prepared for workplace Christmas celebrations?
Dec19

Is your business prepared for workplace Christmas celebrations?

Nearly all employers are planning a workplace Christmas celebration, but only one in three has a policy to ensure good conduct at Christmas events, according to research by XpertHR. XpertHR’s survey of 262 employers across all sectors of the economy found that almost all (98.1%) are planning a workplace Christmas celebration in 2018. More than three-quarters (76.7%) of employers plan to throw a company-wide or departmental Christmas...

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Forget The Beer Fridge! Knitting And Book Clubs Top The List Of Most In Demand Workplace Perks
Oct23

Forget The Beer Fridge! Knitting And Book Clubs Top The List Of Most In Demand Workplace Perks

TRADITIONAL employee benefits like flexi-time and sabbaticals are declining in popularity, giving way to a growing demand for social and learning-based perks.   A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the 2018 Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox, the UK’s fastest growing employee benefits platform, employees are increasingly keen for companies to offer them clubs and activities that they can enjoy with their colleagues, such as...

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The carrot, not the stick: Rewarding good behaviour gets the best results
Sep03

The carrot, not the stick: Rewarding good behaviour gets the best results

Guest Blog by Iain Thomson, Director of Incentive and Recognition at Sodexo Engage   Wheely, the chauffer service app, recently announced an incentive for new employees. People joining from competitors will get a weekly retainer so long as they keep a five-star driver ranking. But as soon as it dips to 4.9, they’ll lose the incentive. At first glance, this might seem like a good idea; new staff will be pushing to keep hold of...

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