A balanced approach to employee wellness

Delivering your Wellness Strategy… Rather than make a selection of independent provisions, often formed by legacy provisions set up over many years, a strategy is important from the outset.  It’s important to understand  what the programme is meant to achieve, and how success will be measured.  This is highlighted in a recent article in Employee Benefits […]

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Health return on investment (ROI)

Are your health benefits generating a return on investment? Many companies offer a range of benefits from a number of different providers, which has evolved over time.  However, when assessing which are delivering value for the organisation, some businesses find this challenging. New research, as part of a survey of HR directors and managers for […]

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Workplace cycling free resources

Become a more active employer with help for cyclists Workplace cycling:  Cycling to work has long been supported by the government in recognition of the fact that there can be many health & wellbeing benefits Cycling can be good for your staff – Research outlined below indicates that active employees take 27% fewer sick days […]

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Flexible Benefits – adding Health

Flexible benefits are an increasingly popular tax-efficient way to provide your employees with an attractive selection of options. NEW research by employee benefits organisation Portus Consulting indicates that 26% of respondents offer online flexible benefits schemes, compared with 15% in 2011 The “HR in law employee benefits survey 2013″ used data from 122 legal firms The rise was […]

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Workplace Stress – what to do?

Workplace Stress – now addressed by Bluecrest A recent survey featured in Employee Benefits magazine this month states that 44% of respondents in a workplace survey were identified as suffering with stress.  The survey in question was conducted by healthcare insurer BUPA. The BUPA research surveyed over 10,000 people in the UK and found that: 28% have experienced […]

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Drivers for implementing a corporate well-being strategy

Bluecrest health screening is at the forefront of a revolution in the application of health and well-being strategies that will drive organisational performance. It’s now impossible to ignore the importance of a well-defined, ongoing, employee health and well-being strategy as demographic factors, such as the aging population, start to have an impact. The business case […]

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After a month of moustaches

This year’s Movember was a particularly successful campaign, with huge support from workplaces nationwide, as people grew moustaches and beards in support of “Movember”, the campaign for men’s health. The benefits for businesses were well promoted by the organisation and, whilst many employers were supportive, it’s the employees who were really behind the success this […]

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How to Drive Employee Well-being Engagement

Well-being initiatives at work can significantly contribute to employee well-being engagement.  But the question is how do you motivate and engage employees with well-being initiatives in the first place?  60% of employers cite low employee well-being engagement  as the greatest obstacle to changing unhealthily behaviors (CIPD 2013). The carrot – Incentives US firms have long […]

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