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Employee Engagement

Employee retention strategies… the trick to keeping your talent

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.

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Mental Wellbeing

It’s Time to Talk Day – the nation’s “biggest mental health conversation.” Today, the campaign encourages us to convey the importance of talking about our mental health at home, at work, and within our communities. Opening up, sharing our worries and seeking support can be difficult. We all have a part to play in breaking the stigma, removing the embarrassment, creating safe spaces, and making time to talk about employee mental health.

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Physical Wellbeing

Healthy people = healthy business. Well… there’s more to it than that, but having physically well employees and inspiring healthy lifestyles benefits your business. Our workforce is ageing, and the average absenteeism rate is rising. Keeping your people healthy is more affordable than you might think, especially compared to the cost of inaction. Read on to discover more.

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Financial Wellbeing

Big Energy Saving Week encourages us to explore how we can save energy in our homes and lives. It’s great for the environment and our bank balance since making energy-efficient choices saves money in the long term. During this blog, we’ll explore how our Green Car offering – an electric car salary sacrifice scheme – helps to reduce carbon emissions and delivers savings for employees and businesses. Read on to discover why so many UK employees are choosing an electric car salary sacrifice scheme, and how this increased uptake can benefit your business.

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Mental Wellbeing

At Pluxee UK, we aim to make life more joyful. With Blue Monday just around the corner, we’re encouraging employers to raise mental health awareness and prioritise mental wellbeing at work. Experts consider the third Monday in January the most mentally challenging day of the year. During this blog, we’ll explore the maths behind the day and how effectively supporting mental health in the workplace all year round, can keep the blues at bay.

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Financial Wellbeing

Employee retention remains a business priority as we step into a new year. Our research found that almost half of UK employees say they’re likely to look for a new role in 2024. Financial wellbeing benefits and incentives were at the top of the list of ways to persuade them to stay. Budgets are tight, and HR managers are trying to do more with less. That’s why SmartPay, our cost-neutral salary deduction scheme, is the employee benefit your people and business need in 2024. Read on to discover why.

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Employee Wellbeing

A healthy work-life balance is essential for employees’ physical and mental wellbeing. Hybrid and remote working is becoming the norm, and employees spend more time at their home office than ever before. The boundaries between work and life are blurring. This blog will address the importance of work-life balance and explore how HR can help their employees achieve and enhance it.

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Financial Wellbeing

Resilience. It’s a great word encompassing employee wellbeing, financially, mentally, and physically. So, what exactly does it mean? During this blog, we’ll explore the topic of resilience in relation to employee financial wellbeing and the role that HR and prioritising financial wellbeing at work must play in achieving it.

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Employee Engagement

The Rewards and Benefits Association recently published a report that found that 64% of employers consider the cost of recruiting fresh skills to be a considerable financial risk over the next two years. Our research - hot off the press - of 1002 full-time UK employees found that nearly half are likely to actively search for a new job opportunity in 2024. Read on to discover which age range plan to spread their wings, and the steps you can take to reduce employee turnover and retain your talent.

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Employee Wellbeing

The 2nd to 8th of December is National Grief Awareness Week, with the campaign focusing on connecting communities with bereavement services. Many employees will, at some point, grieve in the workplace, with their colleagues forming part of their immediate community. During this blog, we’ll explore how employers can support their employees through grief, empowering managers with the skills they’ll need to help.

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Financial Wellbeing

For most of November, we’ll see Black Friday and Cyber Monday savings banners promoting a new deal whenever we click on a website. Many of us use this opportunity to get cheaper Christmas gifts, and it helps – the retailers and our budgets – but surely, it’s best to give our employees the chance to save every day of the year. Whether it’s essential spending or a special purchase, read on to discover how employee benefits stretch salaries further.

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Mental Wellbeing

Like International Women’s Day, International Men’s Day 2023 aims to bring the themes and issues that impact men to the forefront of our minds. The 2023 theme for International Women’s Day was ‘Equity’, something women are still striving for in the workplace. For men, the tone is different, focusing on men’s mental health. Why? Because men need us to shout about it, to emphasise that it’s OK to talk about it. Using insights shared with Pluxee UK by SAS He Who Dare’s Wins’, Colin Maclachlan, we’ll explore how employers can break the stigma in their workplace.

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Employee Engagement

Did you attend the CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition in Manchester last week? Our CEO, Burcin Ressamoglu, delivered a keynote session on Leading Employee Engagement Through EVP and Brand. During this blog, we’ll share essential takeaways to help you utilise the full potential of your Employee Value Proposition and Employer Brand, helping you engage your people and retain your talent.

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Financial Wellbeing

With 50% of employers planning to increase spend on financial wellbeing in place of offering wage increases and cost-of-living payments, it’s never been more important to make employee benefits sustainable. Salary sacrifice solutions can help to make employee benefits cost-neutral, freeing up the budget to utilise in other business areas. Read on to discover the financial wellbeing trends we expect in 2024 and how you can embed them within your business.