5 ways to keep the workforce happy and healthy

5 ways to keep the workforce happy and healthy

 

The benefits of a fit and healthy workforce are obvious, with increased productivity and a decrease in sick days among the most important. But what can an employer do to promote a healthy workplace?

Provide Free Fruit

Increasingly companies are providing a reglar supply of fresh fruit for their staff. This helps to ensure that employees have a balanced, vitamin rich diet which in turn helps to fight off illness before it takes hold.

Discount Gym Membership

Many of the larger chains of Gym, e.g. Virgin Active, offer a discount to corporate members. It can be expensive to …

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Competition: Father’s Day Prizes

Competition: Father’s Day Prizes

 

We are delighted to announce our first ever competition on the site, with a selection of Father’s Day prizes to be won. There are 4 prizes up for grabs provided to us by Halfords.

  • 1st Prize – Auto Glym 3 Step Perfect Bodywork Car Kit
  • 2nd Prize – A handy multi-tool keyring
  • 3rd Prize – An emergency cash capsule

To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes, send your answer to the following question to mail@payrollgivinggrants.org.uk

What is the date of Father’s Day 2016?

Entries must be received by 5pm on July 1st. Winners …

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Cycle to Work Scheme – What you need to know

Cycle to Work Scheme – What you need to know

 

With the costs of public transport rising every year, many people are ditching the underground for a healthier alternative and cycling to work. For the casual cyclist, a popular option is to go down the ‘Boris Bike’ route, but those cycling regularly often prefer to buy their own bike for greater speed and comfort.

The Government’s Cycle to Work Scheme enables employees, working at registered companies, to save hundreds of pounds on a new bike. But how does the scheme work?

  • Registration – Your employers need to first register for the scheme. If they haven’t already done
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Charities and HR Policies – the difference from a Corporate

Charities and HR Policies – the difference from a Corporate


 

Depending on personal preference, working for a charity can sometimes be a lot more rewarding than working for a corporate centre or a bank because as a non profit company its main goal isn’t revenue.

Instead, with their values being based on helping others and making the world a better place, very often working for a big name company doesn’t give you the same satisfaction and inner happiness that working for a charity can bring.

But what about employee well being? Is it different between charity and corporate offices? Generally speaking, certain departments within charities have smaller numbers than …

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