The Merchant Navy Officers Pension Fund (MNOPF) has launched a wellbeing programme to help members and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mental health is a significant issue in the workplace. Nick Martindale takes a look at how a growing number of issues are recognising and tackling the challenge.
Health and wellbeing initiatives are failing to appeal to employees, with 70% of workers saying such programmes do not meet their needs, latest research from Willis Towers Watson reveals.
Cash plans remain a popular benefit offering for employers. Nick Martindale looks at the reasons behind this popularity and at how the market is evolving
Employers are increasingly realising they have a responsibility to change employee behaviours around health and wellbeing. Nick Martindale looks at the steps they can take.
Redington has hired Jinesh Patel as vice president of its defined contribution (DC) and financial wellbeing consulting practice.
Nick Martindale looks at why annual benefit windows are becoming increasingly anachronistic in a 24/7 world and assesses the challenges and benefits for employers offering more frequent updates.
The government is failing to support small and medium businesses in looking after the health of their employees, according to a report by the Work Foundation.
Buck Consultants at Xerox has provided top tips for employers when considering workplace strategies promoting the dangers of excess alcohol consumption.
Understanding your workforce demographic and early intervention are two ways employers can assist staff who are diagnosed with cancer.
Early intervention services can reduce staff sickness absence by 17% according to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR).
Nearly a third of employers have reported an increase in people coming to work while they are ill.
Some 3,000 employees have given their views on the priorities and concerns with workplace benefits. Kristian Brunt-Seymour examines the key findings and their impact on employers.
The Department for Work and Pensions has announced the launch of a toolkit to help employers manage an ageing workforce as part of Older Peoples Day.
Mindfulness training can reduce stress and absenteeism, a report has concluded following a series of parliamentary enquiries.
A private video GP service has been launched for employers to make remote consultations available to their workforce.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has added guidance on improving the health and wellbeing of older workers.
The vast majority of employees have come into work while unwell fuelled by high workloads, financial concerns and a lack of job security.
Employers are failing to make health a priority while many of their staff are over-optimistic about the state of their health.
Over a third (39%) of employers feel work-life balance has the biggest influence on staff morale.
Two major research projects have found a significant impact of being active at work. WSB reveals the results.
NICE has published guidance on workplace health and wellbeing. It is a crucial development for employers.
Cancer accounts for almost a third (29%) of all long-term sickness claims paid in the past year, latest claims data from Unum reveals.
NHS England has launched a £5m initiative to improve the health and wellbeing of 1.3 million health service workers and cut the £2.4bn cost of staff absence in the service. WSB looks at the details of the move.