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Allianz Global Assistance UK hosts a Learning at Work Week, engaging employees with wellbeing

During the week of 16-22 May this year, Allianz took part in the annual awareness campaign to support the personal and professional development of its employees. A number of wellbeing-focused sessions were held, such as diet and nutritional advice, exercise classes, health checks and massages.   ...

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Climbing the career ladder in 2016?

January is always a month full of promise.  A New Year, new beginnings – out with the old and in with the new.  Resolutions and goals are being set left, right and centre and everyone has best intentions to stick to these throughout the year. (Let’s check back again in March! ) Not surpris...

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8 Behaviours of phenomenally successful people

Business is ultimately about people. Which means business is also about emotions, both yours and those you interact with every day. Successful people make a huge difference not just in their own lives but also in the lives of the people they care about, both professionally and personally. Here’...

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Sleepless workers urged to pedal away their stress

Studies show that more than a third of people have suffered insomnia due to stress at work Image: BT.com Studies show that more than a third of people have suffered insomnia due to stress at work 3% of people also admit to worrying about work for more than 5 hours each day while at home. The poll o...

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HR must create an office staff want to work in, not avoid

Image: etsy.com Productivity is the buzzword of the summer, with various articles proving the positive links between remote working and an increase in productivity. Condeco Software research showed that 75% of the workforce will be millennials by 2025, and it is the employee’s responsibility to ad...

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Why Employer’s should be caring for staff’s Health & Wellbeing

{Photo Credit: Julia Caesar} With more than 31 million working people in theUK, workplaces provide a great opportunity to reach out to these people and support them to improve their health and wellbeing. In fact, 85 per cent of UK workers feel their employer has a responsibility to look after their...

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5 steps to a successful CV

1. Presentation is Key Employers spend approximately 30 seconds scanning your CV before reading the nitty-gritty.  Keep your CV simply structured and clean-looking.  Use a clear, basic font throughout and have a layout that seperates your information into appropriate sections.  This will make you...

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The future of health – Mobile Health?

In this video, Bupa’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Paul Zollinger-Read talks about the potential for digital technology to transform the way healthcare is delivered in the future. Using mobile health applications could improve your wellbeing by monitoring things such as your blood sugar & bl...

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Are smartphones causing us stress in our Working lives?

Some evidence suggests the encroachment of work on home life is creating more exhausted, cynical and burned out workers – ‘It seems difficult, if not impossible, for mobile users to maintain a satisfactory balance between their work and personal life,’ one researcher wrote. Are sma...

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Clocking off: Manchester stress specialist calls on UK to follow France in post-6pm work call and email ban

A Manchester therapist has backed the French government’s ban on extra-long working hours – and wants the stress-beating measure brought to the UK. The new French law affects around 250,000 employees who work in technology and consultancy, including the French branches of Facebook and Google. Wo...

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Advantages of Workplace Wellness Programs

As workplace wellness programs are becoming more widespread, the buzz is catching on. The bottom line of such programs is this: Healthy employees tend to be happier and more productive employees. These programs range from simply offering information to workers, to subsidized healthy lunches, fitness...

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How flexible working can boost staff wellbeing

In 2013, more than 20 employers, including B&Q, Ford and Mitie, joined forces to launch the Agile Future Forum, which aims to develop practical support to increase flexible-working practices across the UK. The government has also joined the effort through its Children and Families Bill, which l...

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Coke, J&J join big companies behind new employee wellness push

Leaders of some of the biggest U.S. corporations, from Coca-Cola Co to Johnson & Johnson, unveiled a campaign on Tuesday to reduce the nation’s healthcare costs, urging their peers to embrace wellness programs to improve employee health.  The CEO Council on Health and Innovation, a newly...

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Pfizer Takeover Will Effect Whole British Health Industry

Reported in The Economist, the British health industry will be greatly affected by a potential takeover of Pfizer by  AstraZeneca. Britain is seen as a good market to invest in according to The Economist arguing, ‘although Britain represents just 2-3% of the global drugs market, it accounts...

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West Country Named Most Dangerous Area of Britain to Work

Reported in the Western Daily Express, ‘The number of people killed or seriously injured in workplace accidents is higher in the West Country than the rate in the rest of Britain, new figures reveal today. Their publication by the Health & Safety Executive has led to calls for tougher sanction...

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Employee Health Suffering due to Long Commutes

As reported by Yahoo Small Business Advisor, the Office of National Statistics has reported  that those with a commute higher than 45 minutes are “less satisfied with their lives”, “rated their daily activities as less worthwhile” and “reported higher anxiety” than those who don’t ha...

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One in Five UK workers take time off due to Mental Health Stress

According to the International Business Times, mental health stress makes one in five UK workers take time off. Reporting on the research from MetLife Employee Benefits, which questioned more than 2,000 people. It was declared that,  ‘on average employees who have taken time off for stress have b...

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Employee Health is Key to the Success of a Business

Employee health is key to the success of a business. The Cipd have available this great factsheet highlighting the legal oblogations as well as the benefits of keeping employees healthy. It is the view of the Cipd that ‘ensuring that employees are safe and healthy at work has to be one of the fund...

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Health and Work Service launching this Autumn

Set to launch in October, the ‘Health and Work Service’, part of the cross-government Health, Work and Wellbeing initiative, will provide occupational health advice and support for both employers and employees. Currently Employers face an annual bill of around £9bn in sick pay and associated c...

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Rise In Employee Private Health Assessments

BMI Healthcare have reported a 13% year-on-year increase in the number of employees having private health assessments through their employers. The provision of private healthcare services has grown rapidly in the last few years, as employers appear to be looking to manage the health of their wo...

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Employers Don’t Care About Employees’ Health And Wellbeing

A new survey by Investors in People has shown that more than half (54%) of respondents believed that their employers do not care about their health and wellbeing. Of those respondents, 48% said that it has affected their motivation and a third stated that they have considered finding alternative emp...

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Few Employers Design Pension Plan For Employees’ Future Income

According to a Pension Strategy survey by Towers Watson, just 15% of employers stated that their pension plan has been designed to help staff save for their retirement. The most common objective of employers (65%) for providing a defined contribution (DC) pension plan was to ensure they were compet...

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Employee Wellness To Be Measured And Reported On

A report by talent management specialists Right Management has shown that 75% of HR directors predict employee wellness will be measured and reported on by 2018. This shows a noticeable shift in the attitude of organisations, with currently four in ten HR directors regarding employee wellness as an ...

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Monday Is The Worst Day For Sickness Absence From Work

New research of SMEs carried out by Axa PPP Healthcare has shown that Monday is the day of the week that employees are most likely to call in sick. The research also shows that January and February have the highest levels of sickness absence, whilst May is the least affected month. Of the days of th...

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New Career Clinic!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new Career Clinic – a free advice service for anyone who has questions or concerns on how they acquire their next job. This may include interview advice, CV advice and a review of the market. Navigating your way through recruitment consultants and...

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Employee Benefits Awards 2014 – New Pensions Category

Employee Benefits have introduced the category ‘Best Pensions Auto-Enrolment Strategy’ for the 2014 Employee Benefits Awards. This is due to the focus on this area by many employers over the last year. However the closing date for the awards is 17th January 2014, so don’t delay ge...

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Latest Healthcare Executive Search Vacancies

At Healthcare Executive Search we would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! Are you looking for an opportunity as a Private Healthcare Executive in 2014? If so contact us and we can help you to decide on the best move for you.   Here are a sample of our Latest Vacancies: Business Ma...

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Monday Morning Feeling Rife Amongst British Workers

According to a survey of 763 people by Canada Life Group Insurance, 36% of employees in the UK are starting the working week feeling tired despite having had a weekend off, whilst 12% felt depressed and 20% were stressed or anxious. The survey showed that employee work satisfaction can be linked to ...

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Employee Benefits Awards – 2014 Deadline For Entries 18 December

The Employee Benefits Awards recognise and showcase employers who have implemented reward strategies that have significantly improved their organisations. The awards are now in their 12th year and are open for entries – the deadline is Wednesday 18th December 2013. The winners will be recogni...

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Healthcare Executive Search Latest Vacancies

At Healthcare Executive Search we source Commercial Executives, bringing together the best potential candidates with the best employers in the private Healthcare industry. Here are some of our latest vacancies:   Head of Health & Wellbeing Salary: circa £80-100k basic plus bonus A major ...

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Britons Are Happier Than Before The Financial Crisis

A major international study “How’s Life” by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has shown that the British people have come out of the global financial crisis happier than before they went into it and their level of general satisfaction with life has ...

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Report Shows Poor Absence Management Affects Welfare and Productivity

A ‘Sick Notes’ report by Ellipse, the group risk insurer, and Professor Cary Cooper, CBE, a world leading authority on workplace issues, has found that the current Absence Management approach is creating welfare, management and productivity issues in the workplace. The report is based o...

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Healthcare Executive Search Latest Vacancies

Take a look at our exciting latest vacancies in Private Healthcare: Head of Operations – East Midlands c.£60k basic plus 30% bonus East Midlands Head of Finance – East Midlands c.£60k basic plus 30% bonus East Midlands Commercial Director/General manager – Russia c90k basic plus bonus ...

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Stress In The Workplace – Two out of Three Employees Stressed

The Big Work Survey, which questioned 2000 working adults and 500 senior decision makers, has found that we are a nation of stressed employees; eating lunch at our desks, working through holidays and when ill and doing overtime. The research showed that 64% of those surveyed admitted to feeling str...

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Employers Should Encourage Employees To Exercise

Nuffield Health and the London School of Economics (LSE) have commissioned a report which reveals that four out of ten people blame work commitments for not regularly participating in sport and exercise. The report also indicates that employers play an important role in encouraging employees to exe...

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Mental Health Services Boosted By Bupa

A new partnership has been formed between Bupa and the South London and Maudsley and the Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation trusts; both of which are national and international centres of excellence for mental health. The partnership will be taking on the role of clinical advisers in mental healt...

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Older Workers Prone To Health Problems As A Result Of Work-Related Stress

Research by Canada Life Group Insurance has found that older workers are more likely to experience health problems as a result of work-related stress and an unhealthy weight, however younger workers are most prone to develop unhealthy habits whilst at work; with 40% of workers who are in their twen...

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Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Studies have shown that having healthy and well motivated employees can impact positively on the productivity and success of a business. Responsibility for health and wellbeing at work belongs to both employers and employees; however providing employees with Health and Wellbeing Benefits, such as p...

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Employers Encouraged To Help Older Workers To Stay Healthy

The Managing Director of AXA Healthcare’s Health Services Division, Chris Jessop, speaks about the need for employers to become involved in the health and wellbeing of their employees. “We’ve heard lots about the need for people to prepare better financially for retirement and wit...

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New All Employee Benefits Plan Introduced by HSBC

HSBC is undertaking a streamlining project which will result in the delivery of a new benefits plan in 2015 that will provide all employees with a competitive benefits package, whatever their position in the organisation. Maria Strid, Head of Performance & Reward at HSBC UK Bank plc, said: “...

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Healthcare Executive Search – What We Do

At Healthcare Executive Search we source Healthcare Executives, bringing together the best potential candidates with the best employers, intelligently. Employers want the best solutions, candidates want the best opportunities. We recruit outstanding executives to work in private healthcare in role...

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Mintel Report Shows Majority Financially Unprepared For Illness

A report by Mintel has shown that the majority of employees are financially unprepared to cope with a sustained period of time off work due to ill health. Of those interviewed, 40% stated they would rely on savings if they had time off work. However 45% have £2,000 or less in savings, 22% had no s...

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Statement of Fitness for Work ‘Fit Note’ Programme ‘Failing’

The Statement of Fitness for Work programme, commonly known as the ‘Fit Note’ programme, allows GPs to provide more information and advice on a patient’s fitness for work and therefore assists employees in returning to work. With an increasing number of employees absent from work due ...

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Employee Benefits Awards 2013: Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits

The winner of the Best Healthcare and Wellbeing Benefits category of the Employee Benefits Awards 2013 has been named as Hewlett-Packard for their Fighting Cancer at HP scheme. Hewlett-Packard were nominated for the award by HealthScreen UK. The judges in this category were looking for a successful...

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Healthcare Executive Search: Employment Update

Healthcare Executive Search work across Employee Benefits, Health and Wellbeing and International PMI as a specialist search and selection recruitment company. We have over ten years market knowledge, a network of key contacts and an understanding of the drivers behind future employment needs. At He...

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BMI Healthcare Shortlisted For National Healthcare Award

BMI Healthcare’s Thrombosis Board has been shortlisted for the Independent Healthcare Awards in the Risk Management category. The Independent Healthcare Annual Awards recognise outstanding dedication, commitment, quality and innovation in the private healthcare sector. BMI Healthcare are the larg...

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New Employee Dental Health Plan by AXA PPP Healthcare

The healthcare insurers AXA PPP have launched a new employee dental plan for employers to provide as an Employee Benefit. The plan offers six levels of cover to choose from. The six levels cover the same treatments and procedures, but the entitlements for each type of treatment differ. Employees wil...

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Private Medical Insurance: A Buyer’s Guide

Private Medical Insurance (PMI) is a popular employee benefit, offering staff access to private medical treatment and helping employers to reduce sickness absence. However employers and insurers are looking for ways to keep the cost of cover down in order to keep premiums affordable. Healthcare an...

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Rise in UK Employee Presenteeism

Canada Life Group Insurance have reported a rise of ‘presenteeism’ among the UK workforce, with 93% of UK employees surveyed having attended work whilst ill. 36% of employees surveyed stated they would rather use annual leave when ill than have the time off showing on their sickness reco...

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GMC Spends £250,000 on Private Healthcare for its Staff

The General Medical Council (GMC) have admitted to providing private healthcare to more than 550 of its employees, costing more than £250,000 per year.  Critics say that in supplying private healthcare, the GMC is showing little faith in the doctors that they are regulating. The GMC has responded ...

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Rising Cost of Private Healthcare is Unsustainable

Bupa Managing Director, Damien Marmion, has told a Reform event on affordable healthcare that the private healthcare sector is becoming unsustainable due to its high policy premiums and that there is a risk of more pressure being placed on the already struggling NHS, with patients wanting to abandon...

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