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Employers aim to keep employees happy this year

28 Jan 14  | Recruitment News

Employers will be looking to tackle things like workplace stress in a bid to keep their workers happy this year, industry  experts have predicted.

According to Towers Watson's senior consultant, Rebekah Haymes, has suggested that wellbeing is the new priority for many bosses in 2014, which will include implementing a number of changes.

"While many employers are busy implementing new and developing existing wellbeing initiatives, others will turn their attentions to 2014 to maximising spend by identifying priorities, introducing targeted programmes, introducing effective delivery and measurement mechanisms whilst implementing an effective communication strategy which focuses on behavioural change."

The firm also believes that healthcare coverage will change to cover people from a range of different generations instead of a "one size fits all" policy, reports Moreover, mobile workers will also be taken into consideration when it comes to healthcare plans too, as there is an increasing number of them.

An ongoing rollback of specific state benefits by the government will encourage larger businesses to implement healthcare benefits, Towers Watson has said. In addition, the rollout of auto-enrolment pensions will also encourage change when it comes to benefits systems.

It is a real possibility that group life assurance will increase in popularity of employers, thanks to these shake ups and reduced policy cost.
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