Case Studies
Over the past 15 years we have worked for national, international and global clients - on their most pressing commercial issues.  Here are some examples of our work …

positively impacting

business results

A few weeks ago we wrote an article on employer provided benefits (“EPBs”) – and over the past year we have explored the role of EPBs in SMEs (apologies for the initialism). So, this statistic caught our attention. A Harvard University study[1] found that in the US, insomnia is the root cause of the loss of 11.3 days’ worth of productivity per person per year. The number of people sleeping less than the recommended level is on the rise – as a result of a range of factors including our modern 24/7 society, electronic media use and the ‘always on’ work culture. Not only is a lack of sleep associated with a range of negative lifestyle, social and health issues that result in...
63% of SMEs reported that the auto-enrolment pension had a positive impact on the way employees thought about the business Recent research conducted by Decision Architects has found that over 60% of SMEs reported that the auto-enrolment pension had a positive impact on the way employees thought about the business AND furthermore two thirds of these businesses are currently paying more than the minimum contribution – showing a higher level of engagement than might have been expected. While the scheme could have been seen as a box that employers had to tick to meet legal requirements … instead they are embracing auto-enrolment as an opportunity to improve their relationship with their employees. 64% of SMEs are currently paying more than...
Since the financial crisis of 2008, the business of employing staff has seen a seismic shift in the power balance – the candidates are now in the driving seat. The right employee benefits are now a priority for businesses looking to attract (and keep) high caliber candidates. Employers are offering a host of benefits from coffee bars to craft beers, free fruit to a fun-filled playground. With employee perks revolutionizing the workplace, what are the benefits that matter to employees? Which of the benefits, whether financial or lifestyle, help employees to choose or stay with a company? The Buzz About Benefits Employee benefits are nothing new. In the mid-19th century Cadbury Brothers provided housing and sports facilities, arranged works outings...
Many auto-enrolment pension policies are now approaching their anniversary. This offers SMEs a chance to take stock and reflect, but just how many will? In many cases, simply fulfilling the obligation has been, and will be, satisfactory – just another box ticked to ensure that they are meeting the legal requirements. Put to the back of the mind and forgotten. But how many others will seriously consider switching providers? There will be some who want to reduce the monthly costs paid for the policy - just like any other business cost to be managed down as far as possible - which for any business will be a key consideration, particularly for smaller ones. For businesses who view auto-enrolment as a...

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