Employee Wellbeing Programme

Small Businesses Now Believe Offering Employee Benefits Will Increase Productivity

Small Businesses Now Believe Offering Employee Benefits Will Increase Productivity

UK small businesses are beginning to realise the benefits of offering employees additional benefits, according to a report by MetLife. The MetLife Employee Benefit Trends Study 2017 has revealed that just a quarter of UK small enterprises still don’t offer any added incentives to their workforce, with 76% of these firms planning to reserve this in the future. When quizzed about their reasons for a more positive change of policy, 66% of respondents said they believed it would increase productivity, while 64% said enhancing wellness was a deciding factor why they changed their mind. Around 63% said such perks would help with recruitment while 61% believe they would help with the retention of key staff. How To Spot The Signs Of Poor Employee Mental Health At Work Business owners have also bee... »

How Managers Can Help Employees With Debt Problems

How Managers Can Help Employees With Debt Problems

According to the Money Charity, in February 2016, the average total debt per UK household was £53,083.That’s an average debt of £29,126 per person. The average consumer credit card debt was £6,332, and the number of debt problems dealt with by Citizens Advice every working day remains at around 6,407. This highlights just how debt can impact our everyday lives, including our stress levels, relationships with people and ability to work. Debt stress has been shown to affect the mental health of a person. So, as an employer, you could be worried about your employees managing their debt stress – especially if this impacts their working life. Keep it open The first thing you should consider is the openness of the working relationship between you and your employees. Make sure that your office do... »