Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Carrying your body weight in essentials, being surrounded by creepy crawlies, feeling exhausted and being far away from home – it all sounds like quite a stressful prospect, right? 😩 Well, in support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Emily talks all things ‘Training Prep for the Amazon!’, including how training and exercising for her 9-day Ultimate Survivor Challenge in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance has benefited not just her physical health, but her mental health too, in her guest blog!

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Happy Easter to all of our Policyholders, People and Community!

Happy Easter to all of our Policyholders, People and Community!

Whether you celebrate the religious meaning of Easter, or simply see it as one of the few occasions when eating chocolate for breakfast is totally acceptable, there’s one thing I think we can all agree on – it’s a time for enjoying the first signs of Spring and spending quality time with friends, family and loved ones.Here at Paycare we’ve been preparing to celebrate in a unique way, thanks to our recently appointed Non-Exec Director Sajida…

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What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

Stress – something which many of us suffer with throughout our hectic, daily lives. But how many of us tend to fall into the trap of ignoring it? In support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Paycare Partners, Medstars, bring you a blog which shares a first person encounter of high-stress, and explores the symptoms you can look out for. It’s a very insightful and educational read, so grab a coffee and digest!

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Paycare supports build of classrooms in Ethiopia…

Paycare supports build of classrooms in Ethiopia…

Last July, we were approached by friend of Paycare Mark Turvey who got in touch to tell us about a project he was involved with in Ethiopia. Mark wanted to find out if we would be interested in supporting him to fulfil his mission of volunteering in a remote village...

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Living the financial good life

Living the financial good life

Your thirties and forties have the power to define your financial fortunes not just for now, but for many years to come. So what exactly can you do to get to grips with your finances? Here is everything you need to know about living the financial good life, that’s right, all thanks to our amazing Paycare Partners, PG Mutual – go on, take a read!

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Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Healthy Eating in the Workplace

We all know the physical benefits of eating healthily, right? Reducing the risk of diseases, diabetes, cancers and weight gain, to name just a few. But have we ever really thought about the benefits a balanced diet can have on our mental health too? We explore how healthy eating can benefit our mental wellbeing on a daily basis, and we share some valuable top tips to make it that little bit easier and, of course, enjoyable – go on, take a look!

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The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

What is Presenteeism and how does it affect your business? Our CEO, Kevin Rogers, examines this ever-growing phenomenon, the significant impact presenteeism can have on an individual and the wider organisation, and what steps employers can take to not only identify it, but actively prevent it within their workplace…

read more
Merging the Mind and Spirit

Merging the Mind and Spirit

Mindfulness is all about focusing our awareness on the present moment, including where we are and what we are doing, and not being overwhelmed by what is going on around us. We all know learning to be mindful can be aided by taking part in therapeutic techniques such as meditation, but have we ever tried to merge the mind and spirit to calm our thoughts? And how can merging the two help us to stay mindful in everyday life?

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Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

It can be difficult to form optimistic and healthy work relationships between colleagues, no matter how hard some of us may try! So, our friends, My Home Vitality, have provided us with some key takeaways you can implement to create healthy relationships in the workplace with your team this month! #PaycareLoves

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We’ve been shortlisted for a Business Masters Award!

We’ve been shortlisted for a Business Masters Award!

This year has well and truly started on a high note for Paycare! We have been selected as a finalist in the Contributing to the Community category of the West Midlands Business Masters Award, with judges recognising our long-term commitment to giving back — something which we’re immensely passionate about!

read more
Emily Prepares for an Epic Amazon Adventure!

Emily Prepares for an Epic Amazon Adventure!

The countdown is on! In May, our Marketing and Partnership’s Manager, Emily, is set to unleash her wild side and hone her survival skills by taking part in a nine-day challenge in the Amazon rain-forest, all to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance! Find out more about what she will be getting up to and what you can do to help!

read more
Being Vegan

Being Vegan

Being a registered charity, #Veganuary aims to inspire people to try meat and dairy free living, even if it’s just by making a few simple changes to your weekly meals to reduce the amount of animal products you consume. So, we’ve got guest blogger and our very own Paycare Team member, Millie, share her favourite Vegan foods, facts and top tips for anyone looking to become Vegan or just give it a go this January!

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Become Financially Fit for New Year

Become Financially Fit for New Year

We all know Christmas can be a very stressful and expensive time of the year, and the constant spending soon creates that ever-growing dent in our pockets! That’s why we have collated three simple (yet very effective) steps which you can implement this year to prepare for Christmas 2019, so that in 12 months’ time you don’t have to!

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5 signs your cough is something more serious

5 signs your cough is something more serious

Everyone gets a cough now and again, especially during the Winter period. And, more often than not, it goes away with little hassle. This week, we’ve teamed up with Paycare Partner, Medstars, who explore the symptoms you can look out for if you’re worried your cough might be turning into something a little more serious.

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Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Carrying your body weight in essentials, being surrounded by creepy crawlies, feeling exhausted and being far away from home – it all sounds like quite a stressful prospect, right? 😩 Well, in support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Emily talks all things ‘Training Prep for the Amazon!’, including how training and exercising for her 9-day Ultimate Survivor Challenge in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance has benefited not just her physical health, but her mental health too, in her guest blog!

read more
What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

What happens to your body when you’re stressed?

Stress – something which many of us suffer with throughout our hectic, daily lives. But how many of us tend to fall into the trap of ignoring it? In support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Paycare Partners, Medstars, bring you a blog which shares a first person encounter of high-stress, and explores the symptoms you can look out for. It’s a very insightful and educational read, so grab a coffee and digest!

read more
Living the financial good life

Living the financial good life

Your thirties and forties have the power to define your financial fortunes not just for now, but for many years to come. So what exactly can you do to get to grips with your finances? Here is everything you need to know about living the financial good life, that’s right, all thanks to our amazing Paycare Partners, PG Mutual – go on, take a read!

read more
Healthy Eating in the Workplace

Healthy Eating in the Workplace

We all know the physical benefits of eating healthily, right? Reducing the risk of diseases, diabetes, cancers and weight gain, to name just a few. But have we ever really thought about the benefits a balanced diet can have on our mental health too? We explore how healthy eating can benefit our mental wellbeing on a daily basis, and we share some valuable top tips to make it that little bit easier and, of course, enjoyable – go on, take a look!

read more
Merging the Mind and Spirit

Merging the Mind and Spirit

Mindfulness is all about focusing our awareness on the present moment, including where we are and what we are doing, and not being overwhelmed by what is going on around us. We all know learning to be mindful can be aided by taking part in therapeutic techniques such as meditation, but have we ever tried to merge the mind and spirit to calm our thoughts? And how can merging the two help us to stay mindful in everyday life?

read more
Being Vegan

Being Vegan

Being a registered charity, #Veganuary aims to inspire people to try meat and dairy free living, even if it’s just by making a few simple changes to your weekly meals to reduce the amount of animal products you consume. So, we’ve got guest blogger and our very own Paycare Team member, Millie, share her favourite Vegan foods, facts and top tips for anyone looking to become Vegan or just give it a go this January!

read more
Become Financially Fit for New Year

Become Financially Fit for New Year

We all know Christmas can be a very stressful and expensive time of the year, and the constant spending soon creates that ever-growing dent in our pockets! That’s why we have collated three simple (yet very effective) steps which you can implement this year to prepare for Christmas 2019, so that in 12 months’ time you don’t have to!

read more
5 signs your cough is something more serious

5 signs your cough is something more serious

Everyone gets a cough now and again, especially during the Winter period. And, more often than not, it goes away with little hassle. This week, we’ve teamed up with Paycare Partner, Medstars, who explore the symptoms you can look out for if you’re worried your cough might be turning into something a little more serious.

read more
4 Ways to Beat the Christmas Blues

4 Ways to Beat the Christmas Blues

Whether it’s financial worry, stress, loneliness or even grief – we can all feel the pressure during the festive season. At Paycare, we are here to help you fully enjoy and embrace the festivities, both at work and home, by following 4 simple but very effective steps.

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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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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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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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The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

The Growing Prevalence of Presenteeism

What is Presenteeism and how does it affect your business? Our CEO, Kevin Rogers, examines this ever-growing phenomenon, the significant impact presenteeism can have on an individual and the wider organisation, and what steps employers can take to not only identify it, but actively prevent it within their workplace…

read more
Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

Creating Healthy Relationships at Work

It can be difficult to form optimistic and healthy work relationships between colleagues, no matter how hard some of us may try! So, our friends, My Home Vitality, have provided us with some key takeaways you can implement to create healthy relationships in the workplace with your team this month! #PaycareLoves

read more
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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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 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.

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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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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.

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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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Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Our Emily Talks All Things ‘Training Prep For The Amazon!’

Carrying your body weight in essentials, being surrounded by creepy crawlies, feeling exhausted and being far away from home – it all sounds like quite a stressful prospect, right? 😩 Well, in support of #StressAwarenessMonth, our Emily talks all things ‘Training Prep for the Amazon!’, including how training and exercising for her 9-day Ultimate Survivor Challenge in aid of Midlands Air Ambulance has benefited not just her physical health, but her mental health too, in her guest blog!

read more
Happy Easter to all of our Policyholders, People and Community!

Happy Easter to all of our Policyholders, People and Community!

Whether you celebrate the religious meaning of Easter, or simply see it as one of the few occasions when eating chocolate for breakfast is totally acceptable, there’s one thing I think we can all agree on – it’s a time for enjoying the first signs of Spring and spending quality time with friends, family and loved ones.Here at Paycare we’ve been preparing to celebrate in a unique way, thanks to our recently appointed Non-Exec Director Sajida…

read more
Paycare supports build of classrooms in Ethiopia…

Paycare supports build of classrooms in Ethiopia…

Last July, we were approached by friend of Paycare Mark Turvey who got in touch to tell us about a project he was involved with in Ethiopia. Mark wanted to find out if we would be interested in supporting him to fulfil his mission of volunteering in a remote village...

read more
We’ve been shortlisted for a Business Masters Award!

We’ve been shortlisted for a Business Masters Award!

This year has well and truly started on a high note for Paycare! We have been selected as a finalist in the Contributing to the Community category of the West Midlands Business Masters Award, with judges recognising our long-term commitment to giving back — something which we’re immensely passionate about!

read more
Emily Prepares for an Epic Amazon Adventure!

Emily Prepares for an Epic Amazon Adventure!

The countdown is on! In May, our Marketing and Partnership’s Manager, Emily, is set to unleash her wild side and hone her survival skills by taking part in a nine-day challenge in the Amazon rain-forest, all to raise money for Midlands Air Ambulance! Find out more about what she will be getting up to and what you can do to help!

read more
BBC headline has us asking how businesses show loyalty

BBC headline has us asking how businesses show loyalty

After seeing a recent BBC news headline, we share our Loyal Company manifesto which shows how Paycare demonstrates loyalty to our Policyholders, stakeholders, suppliers, and our local communities at a time when many customers feel unrecognised by their service providers.

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Paycare Helps with Project’s Festive Fundraising Fair

Paycare Helps with Project’s Festive Fundraising Fair

We had a fantastic time supporting Project GIVE earlier this month at their very first ‘GIVEmas Fair’, an event which saw our local communities come together to help bring an end to period poverty in Wolverhampton. Find out what special guest made an appearance along with everything else Project GIVE and Paycare got up to at the fair!

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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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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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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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