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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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