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How the Budget affects employee benefits

Chancellor George Osborne, announced the Summer Budget yesterday (8 July). Below is a summary of all the key announcements impacting employee benefits: The government is to consult on a reformation of pensions tax relief by publishing a green paper shortly, setting out the various options. These choices range from...

Just 36% of staff are highly engaged

Just over a third (36%) of UK staff are highly engaged at work, according to a study from Red Letter Days for Business. Its research, 2015 Employee engagement: how British business measures up, which had 2,006 responses from British employees, also found that 48% of respondents stated...

Employers have many options to support staff wellbeing

Prolonged stress can both cause and worsen mental health problems, which can result in sleep and concentration problems. Identifying and tackling the sources of stress in the workplace can prevent issues spiralling. Since we all have mental health, employers should prioritise the wellbeing of all staff,...

How could the general election impact employee benefits?

Although pay is now outpacing the cost of living, it will take a few years more before real earnings are back to their pre-recessionary levels. The idea of a living wage is one reward issue that will come to the fore during the election campaign. This...

Recruitment Expo – London

Remus Rewards was at stand 110 at the Recruitment expo in Olympia, London this week. It was great to see so many people there. ...

Another day, another sign that Miliband just doesn’t get it

Fresh from his headline-grabbing attack on umbrella companies, Ed Miliband now appears to have recruitment firms in his sights. With doubts growing about his leadership capabilities, the Labour leader has criticised “cowboy” staffing agencies that “operate in the shadows of the economy.” He accused these “rogue”...

IT recruiters in rude health as contractor market flourishes

The UK’s 10 ‘hottest’ technology recruitment firms have shown a further shift towards contractor versus permanent placements during the past year. via IT recruiters in rude health as contractor market flourishes....