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  • Zurich

    Case Study: Zurich Apprenticeship Scheme


    As National Apprenticeship Week sheds light on apprenticeships, we hear from one company that’s leading the way

  • Pension pounds

    Helping employees understand the risks around accessing their pension


    According to the FCA, over half (53%) of retirees who accessed their defined contribution (DC) pensions chose to withdraw their entire pension pots. Whilst it may be tempting for employees to take advantage of the pension changes and cash in their pension, have they really thought through what’s

  • Debt

    Easing the burden of money worries


    It’s difficult to concentrate at work if your personal finances are on your mind. Helen Undy, head of external affairs at the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute, offers some ways that employers can help

  • Legal

    Employee benefits in the gig economy – a blessing or a legal curse?


    As the gig economy has grown and developed, so too has the law relating to so-called “gig workers” and how their employment status should be regarded. Claire McKee, Associate at Dentons examines what this means for both the employer and worker, what the law states around this, what the future gig

  • Charlotte hughes

    5 minutes with… Charlotte Hughes, National Apprentice Award Winner


    In the past, in order to secure a well paid mid-level position, the traditional route was going to university, gaining that degree and entering the workforce. That is no longer the case as apprenticeships have opened doors for those who want to gain experience as well as study

  • Money fall

    Rise of Auto-Enrolment Contribution is a Benefits Opportunity


    The introduction of new minimum contribution rates could boost the value of Employee Benefits according to research from MetLife UK

  • Money growing plant

    Employers can help to ease money worries


    People who are struggling with their personal finances are less effective at work. The Rewarding Tomorrow’s Workforce survey explored what measures organisations are taking to ease the pressure on their staff. Maggie Williams reports

  • Pensions

    Understanding the value of workplace pensions


    This month has marked the final auto enrolment staging date for small employers. With concerns that the current contribution level is not enough to produce an adequate level of income in retirement, Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work comments on what employers can do next.

  • Superior seals

    Case study: Superior Seals Apprenticeship Academy


    Superior Seals were recognised at the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Awards as The Royal Navy Award for Medium Employer of the Year. The awards showcase the many success stories and benefits of apprenticeships. The most outstanding entries from employers covering all sectors, are also featured

  • Generating growth by joining forces

    Employee assistance programmes can support overall staff wellbeing


    Neyber, the financial wellbeing company, is calling on employers and Employee Assistance Providers (EAPs) to make a simple process change that would benefit employees and business: record when employees make contact about financial stress