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          #ICYMI In Case You Missed It | Review of Q1 2021

          Our quarterly bulletin ICYMI (in case you missed it) cuts through the noise to bring substantive thought leadership that will make a difference to employers and employees.

          This round-up of the top recently published editorial and thought leadership content from Generali UK, covers a variety of #Wellbeing and #EmployeeBenefits related topics.

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          Content

          1. Employee support | The secret to proactive absence management
          2. Absence management: how to better equip line managers
          3. Are in-country assignments a thing of the past?
          4. How to better equip your line managers to support employees with cancer
          5. How to improve support for employees with invisible disabilities
          6. How to support hidden disabilities in the workplace
          7. Top tips on renewing group protection in a pandemic
          8. How to advise on group protection with confidence
          9. Stress risk assessments: the why, what, when & how
          10. Time to revisit and recharge your mental health armoury

           


          Employee support | The secret to proactive absence management

          Darren Michel of Generali UK Employee Benefits discusses the new initiative from Generali and MorganAsh aimed at managing long-term sickness absence proactively. The focus is on the importance of effective interventions by a health care professional, reaching out to employees at an early stage of absence – a salient issue in the midst of the pandemic.

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          Absence management: how to better equip line managers

          With a large percentage of line managers and HR professionals reporting a less than adequate knowledge of the wellbeing services available to employees in their organisation, Tracey Ward, Generali UK Employee Benefits, discusses the scale of the problem and the most effective tools for a proactive approach to absence management.

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          Are in-country assignments a thing of the past?

          We discuss the role of the virtual assignment in a post-pandemic world and suggest a broader rethink may be necessary around the evolving needs of mobile employees. With an increasingly significant spotlight on employee health and wellbeing this year, the potential pitfalls of in-country assignments must be carefully weighed against business objectives, cultural integration and geographical experience.

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          How to better equip your line managers to support employees with cancer

          With the prediction of an increase in missed cancer diagnoses and delayed treatment as a result of the pandemic, we discuss - together with Form Health - the biggest barriers in equipping line managers to help, and the most useful areas of focus going forward

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          How to improve support for employees with invisible disabilities

          There is rightly an increasing call for employers large and small to pay more attention to disabilities that are ‘invisible’, and to provide an inclusive and supportive environment at work. Darren Michel of Generali UK Employee Benefits and Amanda Mason, Career and Employment Consultant at Vitality 360 discuss the negative impact of ignoring this issue, and the ways in which any company can make sure they provide effective support to all who need it.

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          How to support hidden disabilities in the workplace

          FT Adviser discusses the issue of ‘invisible’ disabilities – epilepsy, chronic fatigue, mental health to name a few – being all too often ignored or addressed incorrectly in the workplace. It can be hard for employees to disclose personal information to HR, and while many managers are approachable and supportive, some are not, and this can mean hidden disabilities stay hidden, and problems arise further down the line. Darren Michel of Generali UK Employee Benefits and Amanda Mason, Career and Employment Consultant at Vitality 360 offer guidance on avoiding this pitfall.

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          Top tips on renewing group protection in a pandemic

          The employee benefits market is facing hardening market conditions – with Covid-19 only confounding matters. This means higher insurance premiums and tougher underwriting. Simon Thomas, Director of Generali UK Employee Benefits takes a look at why reviewing the market is perhaps now more important than ever.

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          How to advise on group protection with confidence

          Only around 11% of the total UK workforce are covered by group income protection, and it begs the question, why? A fear factor amongst the adviser community is highlighted in this CPD column in FT Adviser. It examines the extent of the opportunity, the hurdles, and how advisers can access the support and training they need.

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          Stress risk assessments: the why, what, when & how

          Nearly half of HR attendees at a recent webinar admitted to never having used a stress risk assessment, and two-fifths had never heard of them. Considering stress, depression or anxiety collectively represent the top reason for absence due to work-related ill health, this clearly needs addressing. Tracey Ward, Generali UK Employee Benefits and Lorna Berry, Clinical Services Manager at Form Health provide guidance.

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          Time to revisit and recharge your mental health armoury

          As employers start to think about a return, in part or full, to physical workplaces, we take a look at local and global mental health. Is now the time to revisit support services, and focus in on the kinds of tools that saw big increases in usage during the pandemic? Could these prove just as valuable as we readapt to life and work emerging out of the crisis?

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