5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

The way one person deals with stress can be completely different from another, and while more employers are doing more to better support employees if they’re struggling, there are steps that we, as individuals, can take to help us to better cope with stressful situations.

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Double Award Shortlist for Paycare Team

Double Award Shortlist for Paycare Team

We’re delighted that two members of our executive team have been recognised as top business leaders in the region, with two shortlists in the Business Desk’s inaugural Midlands Leadership Awards.

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What’s the Real Damage? Vaping Vs. Smoking

What’s the Real Damage? Vaping Vs. Smoking

An estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain are using electronic cigarettes. Medstars share their expert insight into the debate around vaping vs. smoking and discuss whether the former is really the lesser of two evils.

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The Benefits of Open Communication

The Benefits of Open Communication

With one in six employees currently dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or related problems, there is so much that can be done to help those who have been diagnosed or have admitted they are struggling. But how can we encourage more staff to come forward and talk about the problems they’re experiencing?

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How to Avoid Catching the Flu

How to Avoid Catching the Flu

Frequently, flu strikes out of nowhere and while such viruses aren’t always avoidable at this time of year, there are steps we can take as individuals, as employees, and employers that will help minimise the spread of germs.

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How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How important is financial wellbeing? As employers, we can’t prevent our employees bringing personal worries – such as financial health – into the workplace, but we can support them to minimise the impact on their own health and that of the organisation.

read more
The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

Almost 30% of businesses have seen a rise in the number of employees taking time off due to mental health issues, which is why we think it’s more important than ever for you to support your employees with their mental, physical and financial health.

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Using Hypnotherapy this Stoptober

Using Hypnotherapy this Stoptober

October is the month dedicated to helping smokers to quit. We explore the benefits of using Hypnotherapy as a way to curb the habit, and help you quit for good!

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Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

We’ve recently appointed two highly experienced individuals, Milkinder Jaspal and Sajida Carr, to join our Board of Directors – who each bring with them diverse experience across governance, compliance, project delivery and performance.

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Guest Blog: Top Tips to Practice ‘Mindful Eating’

Guest Blog: Top Tips to Practice ‘Mindful Eating’

Our latest guest blogger, Mel Wakeman, believes mindless eating is a pretty sure-fire way of eating more than you intended. So many of us see food purely as fuel. It provides energy and calories to run our engine and that’s all we need right? WRONG! The sensory fulfilment food provides is vital in our ability to feel full, satisfied and content. Mel shares her top tips to practice Mindful Eating

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Paycare Supports Motherwell Football Club to Tackle Period Poverty

Paycare Supports Motherwell Football Club to Tackle Period Poverty

As proud official shorts partner and health and wellbeing partner of ‘The Steelmen’, we’re pleased to be contributing towards the cost of a trial at the club’s Fir Park stadium, where all 14 of its female toilets in the concourse area will be supplied with free sanitary products.

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Top Tips to Avoid & Treat Sunburn

Top Tips to Avoid & Treat Sunburn

Sunburn is dangerous but it happens all too easily. This summer we want to teach you our top tips for how to avoid sunburn and some ways that you can treat it when it does happen

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Happy Staff, Happy Customers

Happy Staff, Happy Customers

Happy employees said to be 12% more productive and it’s often a precursor to organisational success. That’s why we believe it’s important to help create (and retain) an atmosphere, culture and environment where your team feel happy whilst at work.

read more
What’s the Real Damage? Vaping Vs. Smoking

What’s the Real Damage? Vaping Vs. Smoking

An estimated 2.9 million adults in Great Britain are using electronic cigarettes. Medstars share their expert insight into the debate around vaping vs. smoking and discuss whether the former is really the lesser of two evils.

read more
How to Avoid Catching the Flu

How to Avoid Catching the Flu

Frequently, flu strikes out of nowhere and while such viruses aren’t always avoidable at this time of year, there are steps we can take as individuals, as employees, and employers that will help minimise the spread of germs.

read more
Using Hypnotherapy this Stoptober

Using Hypnotherapy this Stoptober

October is the month dedicated to helping smokers to quit. We explore the benefits of using Hypnotherapy as a way to curb the habit, and help you quit for good!

read more
Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

We’ve recently appointed two highly experienced individuals, Milkinder Jaspal and Sajida Carr, to join our Board of Directors – who each bring with them diverse experience across governance, compliance, project delivery and performance.

read more
Guest Blog: Top Tips to Practice ‘Mindful Eating’

Guest Blog: Top Tips to Practice ‘Mindful Eating’

Our latest guest blogger, Mel Wakeman, believes mindless eating is a pretty sure-fire way of eating more than you intended. So many of us see food purely as fuel. It provides energy and calories to run our engine and that’s all we need right? WRONG! The sensory fulfilment food provides is vital in our ability to feel full, satisfied and content. Mel shares her top tips to practice Mindful Eating

read more
Top Tips to Avoid & Treat Sunburn

Top Tips to Avoid & Treat Sunburn

Sunburn is dangerous but it happens all too easily. This summer we want to teach you our top tips for how to avoid sunburn and some ways that you can treat it when it does happen

read more
Simple Health Checks You Can Do at Home

Simple Health Checks You Can Do at Home

In a world where we’re constantly on the go and juggling things that life throws at us, it can be all too easy to put our health on the back-burner and gain a mindset that our personal wellbeing can wait. This is why we’ve made a list of 10 simple health checks you can do at home…

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Four Ways to Reduce Hospital Infections

Four Ways to Reduce Hospital Infections

While hospitals are generally the place that you go to get better, they are also a place where you might be more likely to pick up germs yourself (or spread them to others). Our latest guest blogger, Sally Perkins explains four ways that we can reduce the risk of getting infected at a hospital (and prevent others from being infected). 

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The Importance of World Blood Donor Day

The Importance of World Blood Donor Day

Thursday 14th June is World Blood Donor Day and this year’s theme is ‘Thank you for saving my life’.  As a Health Cash Plan provider we like to support the NHS and the great work they do, so in honour of the occasion, we decided to talk about the importance of blood donation and why more donors are needed now more than ever.

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How to Avoid the Fear of Visiting the Dentist

How to Avoid the Fear of Visiting the Dentist

Anxiety about visiting the dentist is not uncommon, and it can range from a mild uneasiness to acute panic attacks, and even, in some cases, lead to fainting. We’re discussing tips and tricks that will help you to avoid that
fear and allow you to move forward with your life.

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Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Headaches and How to Avoid Them

Whether you get headaches very frequently or once in a blue moon, and whether they range from a slight dull ache to a throbbing, unbearable pain – they happen to most of us, and they can impact our daily lives massively. Yet, with some simple tips, they can often be avoided.

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Celebrating National Walk to Work Day

Celebrating National Walk to Work Day

With longer days now upon us, why not take part in the annual event to kick-start your feel-good vibes for the summer? In today’s blog, we’re going to be talking all about National Walk to Work Day, what it is and how you can take part.

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5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

5 Ways to Enhance Emotional Resilience to Workplace Stress

The way one person deals with stress can be completely different from another, and while more employers are doing more to better support employees if they’re struggling, there are steps that we, as individuals, can take to help us to better cope with stressful situations.

read more
The Benefits of Open Communication

The Benefits of Open Communication

With one in six employees currently dealing with anxiety, depression, stress or related problems, there is so much that can be done to help those who have been diagnosed or have admitted they are struggling. But how can we encourage more staff to come forward and talk about the problems they’re experiencing?

read more
How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How Does Financial Worry Impact Workplace Productivity?

How important is financial wellbeing? As employers, we can’t prevent our employees bringing personal worries – such as financial health – into the workplace, but we can support them to minimise the impact on their own health and that of the organisation.

read more
The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

The Benefits of Employee Assistance Programmes

Almost 30% of businesses have seen a rise in the number of employees taking time off due to mental health issues, which is why we think it’s more important than ever for you to support your employees with their mental, physical and financial health.

read more
Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

We’ve recently appointed two highly experienced individuals, Milkinder Jaspal and Sajida Carr, to join our Board of Directors – who each bring with them diverse experience across governance, compliance, project delivery and performance.

read more
Happy Staff, Happy Customers

Happy Staff, Happy Customers

Happy employees said to be 12% more productive and it’s often a precursor to organisational success. That’s why we believe it’s important to help create (and retain) an atmosphere, culture and environment where your team feel happy whilst at work.

read more
Personal Relationships a Huge Cause of Employee Distress

Personal Relationships a Huge Cause of Employee Distress

Distress about personal relationships can have a big impact on our ability to concentrate, feel happy, and motivated to do our best job when at work. Our EAP provider, Validium, share their top tips so you can feel more confident supporting your employees.

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Tackling the Leadership Gap – World Cup Style

Tackling the Leadership Gap – World Cup Style

Having spent the last couple of weeks digesting the whirlwind of the World Cup tournament, like many fans, we felt extremely humbled by the performance of our national team, and in particular, of the fresh-era leadership techniques of our team’s Manager, Gareth Southgate. But what can we learn from his leadership style to take back to the workplace?

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The Power of Switching Off in a Digital World

The Power of Switching Off in a Digital World

Technology is hugely positive for the workplace, providing us with an ever more flexible way of working. But how much is too much flexibility? And what do employers need to be aware of when offering flexible working as a perk to their staff?   

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Is Flexible Working Right For Your Workplace?

Is Flexible Working Right For Your Workplace?

What if I told you, as an employer, you could increase employee morale, engagement, and commitment to the organisation, as well as decrease absenteeism and tardiness, all by making just one change to your business? Well, it might surprise you to know that these are all benefits of flexible working. In today’s blog, we take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of flexible working.

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We’ve Got Your Back

We’ve Got Your Back

Many of us struggle with back pain and though generally not life-threatening, it does have an impact on our lives. In this blog, we look at what you can do to prevent and to treat your back pain.

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The Hidden Cost of Workplace Presenteeism

The Hidden Cost of Workplace Presenteeism

It’s commonly recognised around the world that sickness absence or absenteeism in the workplace can impact on the overall running of a business. More recently, however, there has been a growing shift towards presenteeism at work – causing a loss of productivity for employers and an overall risk to health and wellbeing for employees. 

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Double Award Shortlist for Paycare Team

Double Award Shortlist for Paycare Team

We’re delighted that two members of our executive team have been recognised as top business leaders in the region, with two shortlists in the Business Desk’s inaugural Midlands Leadership Awards.

read more
Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

Welcoming Two New Non-Executive Directors To Our Board

We’ve recently appointed two highly experienced individuals, Milkinder Jaspal and Sajida Carr, to join our Board of Directors – who each bring with them diverse experience across governance, compliance, project delivery and performance.

read more
Paycare Supports Motherwell Football Club to Tackle Period Poverty

Paycare Supports Motherwell Football Club to Tackle Period Poverty

As proud official shorts partner and health and wellbeing partner of ‘The Steelmen’, we’re pleased to be contributing towards the cost of a trial at the club’s Fir Park stadium, where all 14 of its female toilets in the concourse area will be supplied with free sanitary products.

read more
Paycare Hosts Marketing Masterclass for Budding Designers

Paycare Hosts Marketing Masterclass for Budding Designers

As part of Rood End Primary School’s ‘Challenge Day’, Paycare’s Marketing and Partnerships Manager held a Marketing Masterclass where pupils were tasked with creating a campaign poster for an audience of their choice. Find out how they got on in our latest blog…

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Proud to be award winning Community Champions!

Proud to be award winning Community Champions!

The Paycare team was out in force at the awards evening on June 7th, one of the biggest events in the Midlands’ business diary and one which was this year hosted by the fabulous team at Wolverhampton Racecourse and compered by the ‘Voice of the Balls’, Alan Dedicoats.

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This is how we row!

This is how we row!

Back in 2016 we embarked on a challenge to compete in the Dragon Boat Race at Himley Hall which not only brought the team, our family, and friends together for a whole lotta’ laughs, but all whilst raising funds for Compton Hospice and The Rotary Club for Wolverhampton. Two years on, we wanted to return with a vengeance.

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What Does GDPR Mean for us as Individuals?

What Does GDPR Mean for us as Individuals?

As a Paycare Policyholder, you would’ve heard from us directly about our organisational General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) plans and progress. Here we explain what it actually means for you, as an individual, in plain English – no jargon, we promise!

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Paycare Celebrates Double Shortlist

Paycare Celebrates Double Shortlist

The team here at Paycare are ecstatic after being shortlisted in not just one, but two, categories in the Express & Star Business Awards 2018! Find out what we were shortlisted for.

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Creating A Great Place to Work

Creating A Great Place to Work

At Paycare, we want every workplace to be a great place to work. So, together with our HR Partner Seymour John, we teamed up to deliver a free workshop as part of the county-wide Black Country Business Festival in May.

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