The latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions illustrate that sickness absence is still a major cost to businesses, with an annual bill for sick pay and associated costs to employers of £9bn. This paper from Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the importance of recording sickness absence for any employee health strategy and how this can be carried out in an efficient manner to reduce absence, improve employee engagement and drive up profits.
Jelf Employee Benefits assesses the areas that employers should be aware of when considering operating in Sierra Leone, including healthcare access, delivery and insurance provisions. This report draws on various sources to highlight specific considerations for this emerging jewel in West Africa.
Royal Bank of Scotland increased gross lending 23 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of the year, its latest quarterly results reveal. New mortgage lending reached £5.3bn in the three months to 30 September, up from £4.3bn in the same quarter a year earlier, with the total advanced in the year to date reaching […]
The FCA has fined Yorkshire Building Society £4.1m for failings in the way it treated mortgage customers experiencing payment difficulties. Between 1 October 2011 and 31 July 2012, insufficient training meant call handlers at Yorkshire Building Society failed to identify promptly the cause of borrowers’ problems. These failures led to significant delays in determining the […]
The continuing fall-out from the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) review, the rise of the private GP and digital engagement will be the primary focuses in the private healthcare industry during 2015, according to Iain Laws, managing director, healthcare and group risk, at Jelf Employee Benefits.