Employees

Employees unaware of workplace benefits

Almost 1 in 7 workers are unaware of the workplace benefit packages offered by their employers, according to research conducted by Friends Life and YouGov.

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Flexible working popular among employees

There is a high demand among employees for flexible working arrangements, research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and Citrix has found.

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Businesses fail to act on employee wellbeing

Three quarters of employers believe that unhealthy employees pose a business risk, yet 1 in 3 do not provide workplace health support, research by Bupa has found.

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Shared Parental Leave comes into effect

New Shared Parental Leave regulations have come into effect, allowing parents more flexibility in how they look after their child during the first year after birth.

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Employees reluctant to ask about flexible working

More than a third of employees are hesitant to ask their employers about flexible working options, a YouGov survey commissioned by the Confederation of British Industry has found.

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Employers urged to combat skills shortage

Employers should take the lead in tackling workplace skills shortages, according to a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

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Gender pay gap at record low

The average pay gap between men and women has shrunk to its lowest figure since comparative records began in 1997, official figures reveal.

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Employers generous with auto-enrolment contributions

Employers are contributing more to employee pension pots than is legally required under auto-enrolment, research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

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Stress-related absences increase

A quarter of employees have taken time off work due to stress in the last year, research by Friends Life has found.

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Small employers lack liability insurance

More than half of small businesses do not have employers' liability cover, a survey by AXA Business Insurance has found.

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