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The year of the Great Adjustment, 2022 has come at us fast. Inflation and cost of living are reaching new heights around the world and organisations everywhere continue to navigate the aftermath of a life-disrupting pandemic. These themes stood out among the rest for our readers, who focused on how to support their employees throughout the cost of living crisis, boosting overall financial wellbeing at work and a lighter lens on recognition and appreciation at work. Check outthese seven blog posts resonated the most with our readers this year. 

Refresh your memory on those you’ve seen and catch up on those you missed!

improving financial wellnessRetaining banking and finance employees

Employee turnover is expensive, up to 200% of the former employee’s salary! With those numbers, it’s critical to keep as many employees in their roles as possible. Read on for more advice on how to retain employees in the finance and banking sector.

Improving financial wellness with discounts

Gladys Elskens, Reward Gateway’s Product Content Writer, has a wealth of opportunities for employees to save with our employee discounts programme across eight categories of shopping, from food (or ingredient) delivery to travel and home improvement. Make every pence count with these possibilities.

How to help employees through the cost of living crisis

More than half of UK employees are feeling stress from the cost of living crisis, which means pounds need to stretch further than ever before. Supporting your employees’ financial wellbeing doesn’t have to break your bank account; Dominic Taylor, Director of Enterprise and Flexible Benefits, offers six helpful tips for making the biggest difference.

happy employeesCelebrating International Women’s Day

The wide variety of holidays people celebrate are important and easy engagement opportunities at work. Everyone has a part to play in the evolution of work and culture. So when International Women’s Day rolls around again in 2023, be prepared with these four tips from Reward Gateway Experience Manager, Kaitlin Howes.

The relationship between inflation and employment

Organisational budgets are feeling the effects of inflation alongside their employees, which means HR departments have been asked to do more with less – so how do you ramp up employee support in a cost of living crisis without bleeding your organisation dry? Megan Wiseman, Head of Client Success, offers clarity and advice.

20+ statistics to memorise about employee recognition

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Recognition and reward – or reward and recognition, if you prefer (we like both!) – are two increasingly important pieces of the people puzzle to get right at an organisation. If you’re ready to start pitching a reward and recognition programme at your organisation, check out these 21 stats for foolproof backup.

Doing Employee Appreciation Day right

Employee Appreciation Day is a perfect opportunity to refresh your organisation’s recognition programme or to go all out on a big celebration. Learn first why strategic recognition is so important, then let Christina Calafatis, Client Success Manager, offer five tips to make your Employee Appreciation Day shine its brightest.


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Emily Mell

As Managing Editor, Emily looks after the Reward Gateway blog kingdom and produces content to inspire, educate and inform our readers. She can’t live a day without coffee and plays her music at full blast. During her quiet time, you’ll likely find her curled up with a book.

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