Hi, I am Honey, a 17-year-old Business Administrator Apprentice. I started my apprenticeship at Excellect in September 2019.
When I was at school, I always knew that I did not want to go to college and wanted an apprenticeship. I believed it would be more beneficial for me as I prefer learning on the job and find it easier to learn that way. When I finished my exams in the summer, I was unsure on what I was going to be doing in September. I had applied for a place at my local sixth form just incase I did not find an apprenticeship, but I was determined to find one.
An incentive to maximise your employees’ productivity?
Gone are the days of ‘one size fits all’ when considering your employee benefits package.
Businesses are now having to work harder to attract and retain their top talent, the tables have turned, and it is now an ‘employee market’. Employee ‘wellbeing’ and ‘engagement’ have become buzz words across the corporate and SME sectors – there is an increasing expectation that employers need to be doing much more than just offering a competitive salary.
The cycle to work initiative is a tax- efficient, salary sacrificed employee benefit that provides a way of encouraging more adults to take up cycling. It allows employers to loan bikes and safety equipment to employees as a tax-free benefit. Around 180,000 people a year participate in cycle to work schemes.
Cycle to work schemes offer employers and employees a whole range of benefits;
Benefits to employees;
Regular exercise resulting in a fitter, healthier more productive workforce.
Improved attendance- cycling not only improves physical health, but has a positive effect on emotional h...
Workplace policies and culture can have a huge impact on work/life balance for employees and their families. As an employer, you need to know about flexible working. Almost all employees with at least 26 weeks' service have the right to ask for flexible working.
Workplace flexibility is more important to employees than employers might think. Market Insights 2017 report found from 1,752 employees; 13% view workplace culture as an important factor when considering a job role with 10% saying flexible working, 16% of these respondents stating the need for an increase in flexible working.