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Harness the power of balance... keeping employee engagement high over the summer

The summer holidays can be challenging for working parents, juggling childcare, activities and time off. With so much happening, keeping employee engagement high can be challenging. What of the non-parents in your workplace? Almost half of UK employees admit to being less productive during the summer months. Read on to discover why we’re less focused during summer and why balance is beneficial to keeping employee engagement high during summer.

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Employee Engagement

The UK is facing a labour and tech skills gap, impacting various sectors. Accommodation and food services, Human health and social work, and Manufacturing are most notably affected by labour shortages. In the UK cyber security skills sector, UK businesses have been struggling to recruit the skills they need – a trend that’s been consistent since 2022. When the right skills are hard to come by, retaining those you have is business critical. Read on to discover your employee retention checklist.

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Mental Wellbeing

In 2023, the UK manufacturing industry's ranking for output volumes went from 9th to 8th place globally. Manufacturing accounts for 49% of UK exports and contributes £224 billion to the UK’s GVA (Gross Added Value). It’s a success story! Let's consider, though, that the manufacturing industry is the third sector most impacted by labour shortages. How does this affect the 2.6 million people working within the UK manufacturing sector? Let’s dig a little deeper and see, but please be aware that this blog covers mental health and references topics some readers may find upsetting.

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Employee Wellbeing

If you attended May’s EE Summit, you’ll have seen our CEO, Burcin Ressamoglu and HR Business Partner, Tom Nash lead their keynote session, Fueling Success: The Impact of Wellbeing on Employee Performance. During this blog, we’ll reflect on some of their key points and explore the evolution of employee wellbeing and how you can harness the power of a wellbeing strategy to fuel your success.

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Physical Wellbeing

The Bike Week campaign was clear. Cycling helps to save the environment and money while also reducing stress. These three themes are high on our agenda and those of many other UK businesses, so we’re continuing with this messaging beyond Bike Week. During this blog, we’ll present employee wellbeing ideas and physical wellbeing solutions that save money and reduce stress. Read on to discover how to harness the power of your workplace wellbeing strategy.

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Employee Wellbeing

It’s Men’s Health Week. Join us in having the conversations that matter – even the hard ones. Please be aware that this blog will refer to topics discussed during our Men’s Health Podcast, including male suicide, and may be upsetting for some to read. We’re having these difficult conversations because they matter. Being open and honest is one of the most effective ways to break down the barriers and stigma that prevent many men from seeking the support they need. Read on and join us in making a difference during Men’s Health Week and beyond.

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Financial Wellbeing

HR professionals have many demands on their time, including striving to support their people and enhance employee engagement with an ever-scrutinised budget. There are reward and recognition strategies to consider alongside employee benefits - giving employees the support and incentives they need to enhance their wellbeing whilst improving loyalty and retention. With cost-effectiveness and sustainability being the key to the long-term success of your strategy, wouldn’t it be great if there was one solution that did it all? Wouldn’t it be even better if that solution reduced carbon emissions and contributed towards your NET Zero targets? You’re right. It would! It’s time to meet our Virtual Pluxee Card. Read on to discover how it ticks all these boxes and more.

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Mental Wellbeing

It’s National Conversation Week, and at Pluxee UK, we want to champion the cause, empowering employees to talk about anything and everything! From their passions to their concerns, the topics they’re experts in, to those they wish to learn more about - let’s get your employees having the conversations that matter. During this blog, we’ll explore how you can create a culture that allows for honest conversations in your business, revealing the employee benefit you need to ensure your people always have someone to speak with – an Employee Assistance Programme.

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Employee Wellbeing

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.