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It’s The Little Things That Make A Difference

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With the build up to Christmas in full swing, I’ve been chatting recently to friends and family about what their workplaces have planned for the festive season. It’s been an interesting snapshot of how different organisations approach it, to say the least.

Generally speaking, their feedback has been pretty scathing. For some individuals, their organisation does nothing. Literally: nothing. No party, no Christmas lunches, no Christmas Eve early finish… nothing. For some others, there are events on offer, but at a price. As a result, they are only accessible to those employees who are willing and able to pay – something which is clearly not an option for everyone at this cash strapped time of year.

Why Every Organisation Should Be A Living Wage Foundation Accredited Organisation

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Today marks the start of Living Wage Week. Living Wage Week is run by the Living Wage Foundation and is a UK-wide celebration of the Living Wage movement.

Here at Benefex, we became an accredited Living Wage Foundation organisation back in April this year. The Living Wage Foundation promotes a Living Wage which genuinely reflects the cost of living within the UK. It differs from the National Living Wage which was implemented earlier this year in that it is not mandatory – it is a higher rate of pay which employers can choose to sign up to and become accredited as a result.

What Drives Employee Loyalty?


Today, 27 October, marks my two-year anniversary at Benefex. Prior to that, I spent almost nine years heading up the HR function at the FMCG business Candyking.

What can I say? I’m a big fan of committed relationships 🙂

Reflecting back though on the last eleven years – two at Benefex so far, nine at Candyking – it got me to thinking, what exactly is it that drives employee loyalty? What is it that persuades an employee not to jump ship every 18 months and instead commit to a long term relationship with their employer?

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