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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Enrichment Comes From Experiences

Enrichment Comes From Experiences

It’s always been professed that money makes us happy. Indeed, having money enables us to buy the things we want – that brand new pair of shoes you’ve been ogling for weeks, the latest Apple invention to hit the shops, or perhaps a new car is more your style?

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A Sight for Sore Eyes….

A Sight for Sore Eyes….

A recent study conducted by Specsavers Corporate Eyecare found that almost half of participants claimed to not receive any form of eye care benefit from their employers.

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Paycare GP 24/7 App Launch

Paycare GP 24/7 App Launch

With the average waiting time for a routine GP appointment in the UK currently at 14 days and expected to rise to 17 days by the end of 2017*, many of us are finding it increasingly difficult to access GP services when we need them.

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Guest Blog: A Journey through Mental Health

Guest Blog: A Journey through Mental Health

As we mark national Stress Awareness Month this April, a campaign launched to help raise awareness about the causes and cures of stress and other mental health issues, it seemed the perfect time to introduce our latest guest blogger. Jade Secker is a charity fundraiser and former Miss Black Country who has struggled with her mental health for the past five years. Here she shares her experiences, talks about her battle with the ‘stigma’, and offers her insight into how others can get help and support…

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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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My Dog Ate My Shoes…

My Dog Ate My Shoes…

According to the Department for Work and Pension (DWP), more than 130 million work days are lost due to sickness absence every year, a figure which is said to cost the UK economy £17bn every year. Whilst the vast majority of these workplace absences are due to very genuine reasons, many more are a consequence of workers pulling a very ‘non-genuine sickie’ simply to get a day off.

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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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Paycare Unity Cup Helps The Haven

We were thrilled to launch the inaugural Paycare Unity Cup earlier this month which saw two local LGBT football teams battle it out at the home of Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, in aid of The Haven – a Wolverhampton-based charity which supports women and dependent children who are vulnerable to domestic violence and homelessness.

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