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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Stress in The Workplace: Tackling the Taboo Topic

Stress in The Workplace: Tackling the Taboo Topic

With The International Stress Management Association’s official Stress Awareness Day being celebrated across the globe today, we’ve reached into the Paycare archives to share with you this blog penned by our very own CEO, Kevin Rogers. With this year’s...

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Professional Therapies: What’s Covered?

Professional Therapies: What’s Covered?

While conventional medicine successfully fights infections, illnesses and harmful diseases, there are times when a prescription from the doctors doesn’t quite cure all of our aches or pains, this is where professional therapies can act as a suitable alternative.

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Looking After Your Eyes

Looking After Your Eyes

Looking after your eyes can be a costly business – whether it’s the annual check-up at the opticians or subsequently having to put your hand in your pocket and cover the cost of new glasses or contact lenses whenever your prescription changes.

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Helping You Raise Eye Health Awareness

Helping You Raise Eye Health Awareness

While there isn’t any hard evidence linking long-term use of VDUs (Visual Display Units) to eye damage, what we do know is that office staff often complain of symptoms such as eye straining and fatigue far more than those who don’t use them in their day-to-day lives.

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Macular Degeneration – What It Is and What It Means

Macular Degeneration – What It Is and What It Means

As we look ahead to National Eye Health Week (NEHW) which takes place from the 18th to the 24th September, we wanted to introduce our very latest guest blogger. Sally Perkins saw her mum suffer a serious eye disease which resulted in her losing both her sight and her independence. Here she shares her experiences of this debilitating condition and encourages others to recognise the signs as early as possible…

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Reflexology: Know Your Benefits

Reflexology: Know Your Benefits

It’s unfortunately the case that on occasion we’re likely to suffer from a range of common disorders, including headaches, migraines, sinus congestion and hormonal problems. For many of us, these will come and go without the need for intervention. But for some, these health complaints may require the need for specialist treatment.

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Make Sure You’re Covered This Holiday Season

Make Sure You’re Covered This Holiday Season

Holidays, what are they for? Lounging around incessantly on sunbeds close to a hotel pool, or an endless array of Instagram ‘selfies’ that prove that your Monday is actually better than the next. But one thing they most certainly are not for, is worrying about the health of you and your family.

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Stress in The Workplace: Tackling the Taboo Topic

Stress in The Workplace: Tackling the Taboo Topic

With The International Stress Management Association’s official Stress Awareness Day being celebrated across the globe today, we’ve reached into the Paycare archives to share with you this blog penned by our very own CEO, Kevin Rogers. With this year’s...

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Presenteeism

Presenteeism

Sick leave has traditionally always been a concern for businesses but more recently presenteeism at work is increasingly an issue. It’s on the rise, and can cause a worrying loss of productivity for the employer, posing an overall risk to health and wellbeing of the employee.

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The top HR fails around the world

The top HR fails around the world

Imagine a scene from thirty-odd years ago – a conference for the senior executives of a major publishing group, once memorably described as “a bunch of men in sincere suits”.

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A Sense of Purpose is the key to Workplace Happiness

A Sense of Purpose is the key to Workplace Happiness

A recent report by Paul Dolan, professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics and Political Science, has highlighted that in order for both employees and employers to be truly happy in their work it is vital that they have a real sense of purpose.

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Is Flexible Working Good for Business?

Is Flexible Working Good for Business?

To mark official Flexible Working Day today, our CEO, Kevin Rogers, explains why employers across the country are increasingly considering the real tangible benefits of implementing flexible working practices for both their employees, and their bottom-line.

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The Rise of Healthcare Technology

The Rise of Healthcare Technology

Health cash plans have continued to grow in popularity over the years, so much so that they have now reached second place in the rankings of most popular employee benefit in the UK.

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Put Your Positive Pants On!

Put Your Positive Pants On!

Held on behalf of businesses across the local area, this latest event focused on the theme of ‘love’, and discussed and showcased ways that employers can engage their teams in wellbeing activities, encourage ‘happy vibes’, increase motivation and productivity, and learn the secrets (and benefits) of taking time out!

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Three Tips for Top Teambuilding

Three Tips for Top Teambuilding

There is much evidence to suggest that team building can do wonders for team relations – not only helping to improve communication, boost morale, and encourage creativity, but it can also have a huge impact on an individual – and team’s – overall productivity.

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Rise in Health Cash Plan Popularity

Rise in Health Cash Plan Popularity

Health cash plans have continued to grow in popularity over the years, so much so that they have now reached second place in the rankings of most popular employee benefit in the UK.

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Questions to Ask Your Cash Plan Provider

Questions to Ask Your Cash Plan Provider

With more and more people turning to cash plans to cover every day healthcare costs, rather than taking out medical insurance, the decision on which of the many providers to opt for is one that many face. To tackle this, we’re offering our knowledge with you through the launch of our handy questions to ask guide.

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The Benefits of Your EAP

The Benefits of Your EAP

We’re proud of the thousands of people our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) has helped over the years, with it providing confidential and professional but friendly support, advice and guidance to those who need it.

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Employee wellbeing: Now and in the Future

Employee wellbeing: Now and in the Future

By providing a robust employee benefits programme, you’ve made a significant step in promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of your teams. But, did you know that according to the world’s top leadership thinker, Marshall Goldsmith, this is only one half of the jigsaw?

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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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Thank you to our policyholders

Thank you to our policyholders

As 2018 fast approaches, Kevin Rogers (CEO) takes the opportunity to share with you just some of the ways Paycare has been able to support its customers, local community and fantastic team this year.

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Key Changes to Board Announced

Key Changes to Board Announced

We’re hugely excited to be announcing a number of key strategic changes to our Board of Directors which will bring significant benefits to our Policyholders and the wider communities we are so proud to serve.

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