Get On Your Feet Britain!

Get On Your Feet Britain!

Today is #OnYourFeetBritain day! And yes – we’re supporting it, especially after all the Easter Eggs we have consumed in the Paycare office! On your feet Britain is all about encouraging the nation to unite against prolonged office sitting, all whilst challenging ourselves to sit less and move more – sounds great to us!

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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!

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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…

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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!

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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!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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