Despite being the most common working environment, open plan offices may actually be detrimental to employee health, wellbeing and productivity, according to recent Canada Life Group Insurance research.
When asked to rank how easy it is to be healthy and productive in their working environment, employees in open plan offices gave an average score of 6.1 and 6.5 out of ten respectively. Employees who work mostly from home gave scores of 8.1 for health and 7.7 for productivity. While employees who work from home only took an average of 1.8 sick days last year, workers in open plan offices took 3.1 days. Those working in an open plan office are also almost six times more likely than home workers...
Will introduce a cap on cost of care
Plans to make greater use of 'deferred payments' to claw back social care costs from the value of the sale of a family home could fail unless the existing 'deferred payments' system is improve, Royal London has warned.
Defaqto has added pre-paid funeral plans to its Star Ratings
Q1 2017 saw a 12.9% increase in calls to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Canada Life's Group Income Protection (GIP) customers compared with Q1 2016.