Protecting your people when they have a health crisis – 1 in 32 in a year is not a remote risk

Protecting your people when they have a health crisis – 1 in 32 in a year is not a remote risk

John Ritchie, Founder and Chief Executive of Ellipse, the digital group life and disability insurer, takes a look at the issue – and cost – of employers providing health catastrophe cover for their people.

 

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    Time to address the stigma and do the right thing when a colleague is mentally ill

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, Chief Executive of digital group life and sick pay insurer Ellipse, discusses how SMEs should prepare themselves to support employees experiencing mental illness.

     
  • Creating a hub for employee health and financial wellbeing in your workplace

    Creating a hub for employee health and financial wellbeing in your workplace

    In his latest article for Business Matters, John Ritchie, Chief Executive of digital group risk insurer, Ellipse, discusses the changing role of SME employers in nurturing employee health and financial wellbeing.

     
  • Where are my people and how are they?

    Where are my people and how are they?

    In his latest column, John Ritchie CEO of Ellipse, sets out the fundamentals for dealing with sickness absence and contends that attention to fundamentals and process are the foundations irrespective of the scale of your business.

     
  • Stand up for service

    Stand up for service

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, CEO of Ellipse, takes a closer look at customer service.

     
  • The importance of internal communications

    The importance of internal communications

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, CEO of Ellipse, takes a look at internal communications within his own organisation and argues why it’s something that other SMEs should also take time to reflect on.

     
  • How to build a brand

    How to build a brand

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, CEO of Ellipse reflects on how to build a brand and the steps he took when setting up the company.

     
  • The risk of sickness absence is worth planning for

    The risk of sickness absence is worth planning for

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, CEO of Ellipse, reflects on how an overhaul of the state’s sickness benefits could actually be a blessing for his business, ensuring processes and support are in place to ensure employees who are absent because of sickness or injury are quickly rehabilitated back to the workplace.

     
  • More auto-enrolment just over the horizon?

    More auto-enrolment just over the horizon?

    In his latest column, John Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer at Ellipse explains why he believes that more auto-enrolment is just over the horizon and encourages business owners to think about how auto-enrolment for sick pay provision might affect their business and their employees.

     
  • Bereavement in the workplace… the role of a trustee

    Bereavement in the workplace… the role of a trustee

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, Chief Executive of Ellipse, looks at the crucial role of life scheme trustees – often appointed from a company’s senior staff – when a colleague dies.

     
  • It is not just your employees who can gain from flexible working

    It is not just your employees who can gain from flexible working

    In his latest article, John Richie explores the business benefits of taking a positive and flexible approach to new flexible working legislation.

     
  • A matter of life and death

    A matter of life and death

    Talking about death in the workplace isn’t enjoyable, but it is essential says John Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer at Ellipse.

     
  • Find the people that are right for your business

    Find the people that are right for your business

    Recruiting the right people is one of the toughest tasks facing any business owner, especially when it’s to fill key roles.

     
  • Auto-enrolment and benefits – what you need to know

    Auto-enrolment and benefits – what you need to know

    In his latest article, John Ritchie, Chief Executive Officer at Ellipse discusses how to navigate AE for your business and ensure the path you choose works best for your business and your employees.