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Employee Wellbeing

Getting you and your employees ready for Bike Week

Bike Week, an annual celebration of cycling runs from the 10th to the 16th of June. We have some exciting internal initiatives planned for our colleagues and clients and will be doing our bit to champion cycling here at Pluxee UK. Cycling can enhance physical, mental, and financial wellbeing and save your business money. During this blog, we’ll explore how you can get your people and business Bike Week-ready.

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Mental Wellbeing

Our mind and body are connected. What impacts one is often felt by the other. Movement helps work stress through our bodies, giving us an outlet and improving employee mental health. This year's Mental Health Awareness Week campaign encourages us to move more for our mental health. Read on to discover tips on harnessing the power of employee wellbeing by encouraging employees to find moments for movement throughout their day.

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Employee Wellbeing

Following on from last week’s Maternal Mental Health Campaign, we’re keeping the focus on working parents. We say working parents, but there will be a specific focus on working mums for reasons we’ll delve into during this blog. Work-life balance isn’t just about time; it’s about having the energy – physical and mental – and finances to get the most from life. Read on to discover more.

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Reward & Recognition

Last week, the world celebrated Global Intergenerational Week, a campaign that encourages us to view the relationships between older and younger people as essential. There’s much to learn from each generation, especially in the workplace, with the older generations acknowledging that the younger generations have just as much to offer them, seeing a rise in reverse mentoring. While connection and relationships are essential, employers must also recognise the differences between generational needs, ensuring their employee rewards and recognition strategy is inclusive.

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Employee Engagement

Monday, 22nd April, was Earth Day, and this year’s theme is Planet v. Plastics. The organisation is demanding a 60% reduction in the production of all plastics by 2040. Sustainability is at the heart of all we do at Pluxee UK, and we’re constantly striving to innovate our products to provide eco-friendly employee benefits. We’ve moved from reloadable gift cards and paper vouchers to digital alternatives, and we’re thrilled to offer a Virtual First version of our Pluxee Card - a prepaid cashback-earning card powered by VISA. Read on to discover how sustainable, cost-effective and eco-friendly employee benefits can help your business thrive.

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Financial Wellbeing

Financial wellbeing and mental health are intrinsically linked. Employees with poor mental health are likely to be more heavily impacted by financial worries and less likely to make sound financial decisions. The risk is that both their financial situation and mental health can worsen. Read on to explore the employee benefits that can help alleviate financial pressures during the cost-of-living crisis, enhancing mental health or wealth.

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Employee Wellbeing

April is stress awareness month, and #LittleByLittle, we’re doing our bit to help businesses reduce workplace stress. While we’ll always say that stress can be a motivating force, prolonged periods of excessive stress levels can lead to severe problems. Read on to discover five ways to manage workplace stress, helping reduce absenteeism and increase employee engagement.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

There’s much discuss about neurodiversity at work beyond the reasonable adjustments employers should make and employee rights. Let’s explore the people behind the label, what it means to grow up under the neurodiversity umbrella, and how to ensure your workplace is truly inclusive and supportive.

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Employee Wellbeing

Is an Annual Leave Purchase scheme the key to balancing budgets and life? More time off means extra opportunities to enjoy what really matters, and when employees purchase additional annual leave via your employee benefits offering, it reduces your wage bill. Let’s explore what an annual leave purchase scheme can do for your people and business.

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Financial Wellbeing

It’s Debt Awareness Week, so, like the campaign, we’re exploring why employees aren’t sharing their money worries with their employers or seeking professional support. There’s a stigma. Money often remains a taboo subject in the workplace, yet employees with money worries bring their stress to work, directly impacting businesses. Discussing financial wellbeing at work is a must. Read on to discover how to remove the taboo and provide the solution.

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Physical Wellbeing

The Sustrans Big Walk and Wheel Week has begun! From the 11th to 22nd March, pupils and teachers are encouraged to adopt more environmentally friendly ways to get to school, including walking, cycling and scooting. We’re passionate about helping employees and businesses adopt healthier and more sustainable practices, and we're using the Big Walk and Wheel Week to explore how you can make cycling more affordable and inclusive for all employees.

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Reward & Recognition

Last week, businesses across the UK took to social media to celebrate Employee Appreciation Day, expressing their gratitude towards their workforce through gifts and experiences. Employee appreciation is a fundamental part of the employee experience, encouraging HR professionals, managers, and employers to harness the power of a thank you every day of the year. During this blog, we’ll explore how you can craft an affordable and inclusive reward and recognition strategy in your organisation today.

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Financial Wellbeing

We’ve released a brand-new eBook - Money Mastery: Proactive and affordable steps to enhance employee wellbeing. To gather our exclusive data, we interviewed over 2,000 UK employees and over 500 HR professionals to discover the state of employee financial wellbeing. We’ve created a holistic picture of how employers can turn poor employee financial wellbeing around, and why doing so is an investment in the future. During this blog, we’ll use this research to explore why it pays to enhance financial resilience in your workplace.

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Employee Engagement

Employee retention is an ongoing theme for employers and HR professionals, and for good reason. Recruiting fresh talent is expensive, eating into business profits. It’s more cost-effective to invest in employee retention strategies than it is to attract, onboard and train new starts. High employee turnover rates are a financial risk, and during this blog, we’ll explore all the elements to consider when creating a long-term employee retention strategy.

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Physical Wellbeing

The UK retirement age is rising, keeping employees in work for longer. Absenteeism is at a 10-year high, costing businesses billions a year. Taking steps to keep employees healthy will yield a return, and there are many ways to do so, including mental and financial wellbeing solutions. One thing for sure is that getting employees the medical help they need more quickly is essential, and this is where a Virtual GP and digital healthcare platform comes into its own.

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Employee Engagement

There’s an abundance of national days in the UK and globally, and National Sickie Day is one of many that impact UK employers. Let’s be clear: National Sickie Day isn’t a call to action. Statistics show that it’s the day of the year when UK employees are most likely to call in sick. It’s just one day… right? Wrong. In 2020, around 600,000 workers called in sick on that ‘one day’, costing the UK economy almost £45 million in lost revenue! Read on to discover how we can reduce absenteeism in an employee-centric way.