6 tips for future-proofing your employee benefits scheme

Many businesses have a difficult time predicting whether the benefits they’re offering will be valuable in the future. The reality is that there are always going to be risk factors outside of your control, such as the economic environment. That means benefits that seem like a good fit at the time could be ill-fitting for …

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Is hybrid working the future of the workplace?

The message is loud and clear from the UAE: employees want hybrid working arrangements to continue post-COVID-19. Research from the country shows that 80% of employees want to be able to choose whether to work remotely or from the office, whilst 97% of business leaders believe organizations will adapt to meet employees’ requests. As such, …

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2021 guide to mandatory health insurance in Dubai

In Dubai, health insurance is mandatory and companies must provide coverage to their employees once the work visa is issued. ISAHD (Insurance System for Advancing Healthcare in Dubai) is a Dubai Health Authority (DHA) initiative designed to provide high-quality healthcare to nationals, residents, and visitors in Dubai. This Pacific Prime UAE article is your comprehensive …

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Workplace flexibility and hybrid office options are in demand in 2021

While we have to wait and see what returning to the office post-COVID-19 will actually be like, there are some changes that are already underway. One of these changes that employers are adopting is a more flexible, hybrid approach to work instead of the traditional commutes and cubicles. In this Pacific Prime Dubai article, we …

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How to help employees manage their emotions at work

Emotions dictate our actions, thoughts, and intentions, whether that’s in our personal lives or at the office. Think about a day at work. Do you laugh and smile with your colleagues? Do clients make you upset or irritated? Do you get excited when you reach a milestone? Are some meetings boring? These are just a …

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UAE employees expect more comprehensive employee benefits after COVID-19

The ongoing pandemic has led to significant changes in the way we live, work, and play. When it comes to business, employers have been called on to prioritize comprehensive employee benefits during COVID-19. The latest research from insurance provider Aetna International shows that organizations in the UAE will make stronger health benefits a top priority …

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Top 6 non-monetary benefits in the UAE

Incentive programs are a great way to reward employees and boost motivation at work. When employers think of the incentives that their employees would like, cash incentives, bonuses, and gift cards often come to mind. However, these days employees are often looking for more personalized incentives from their employers. While monetary rewards are still appreciated, …

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5 ways businesses in the UAE can support the mental health of employees

While COVID-19 cases are on the rise around the globe, the mental health of workers dips in response. Every day, they are bombarded with the news as they adjust to their new working and living arrangements. Mental health is often not included as part of the group health insurance policy in the workplace. However, there …

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The top 6 reasons to have a wellness program

Health, wellness, and productivity are concepts that go hand-in-hand in the workplace. Through corporate wellness programs, employers have the opportunity to promote all three. As the way we work develops, programs that focus on employees’ health and wellness are more important than ever before. In fact, wellness programs are one of the most sought-after employee …

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A closer look at behavioral health and the impact of COVID-19

Many people worldwide suffer from behavioral health issues – some in silence due to the stigma surrounding them. In the UAE, where more than 80% of the population are expats, things are no different. Behavioral health issues continue to plague society, affecting individuals and businesses. It’s no surprise that COVID-19 is making matters worse – …

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