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Physical Wellbeing

The Journey Beyond Bike Week… Employee Wellbeing Ideas that Save Money and Reduce Stress

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.

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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.