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Top tips for supporting employees caring for someone with dementia
Looking after a relative with dementia can hit employees hard. Here are some ways to make their lives easier
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Looking after a relative with dementia can hit employees hard. Here are some ways to make their lives easier
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The importance of organising your digital legacy: What happens to your cloud-based existence after your death is something overlooked even by those who believe that they have their affairs in order when it comes to estate planning.
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When a colleague passes away, this has an impact on the whole team. How the death of an employee is handled can impact on the relations between the employer, their team, the family of the individual and the wider community, so it is important that it is handled sensitively.
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Getting married is both an exciting and stressful time. Not only are you and your significant other blending your lives, but you are also blending your families and values.
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Whether you are moving in with a new partner and already own a property; your boss has tempted you with a sought-after secondment in a far-flung office or maybe, as we all are, you are feeling the squeeze and want to consider increasing your income. Whatever your reason for letting your property, it is important to make sure you have done your research.
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If you are struggling with the cost-of-living crisis and trying to plan for the coming months, it can be hard to know where to start. Whilst the current financial constraints are part of a wider issue, there are small steps that all of us can take to try and improve our current situation and reduce the burden by a small amount.
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Ending a relationship is tough, especially when children are involved, but there are ways you can make it easier, not only for your children, but also for yourself and for your ex-partner.
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The consequences of a divorce can be huge and affect all areas of a person’s life: physical, emotional, social, psychological and financial. It is therefore almost inevitable that the immense burden and strain of a separation will have a demonstrable effect on an employee’s wellbeing and, accordingly, their performance at work.
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The reasons for not prioritizing your estate planning range from a reluctance to think about one’s mortality, to being young and healthy and thinking you have “plenty of time”, to a belief that your assets are limited and straightforward and that a Will is therefore unnecessary. However, the reality is that every adult, regardless of their age, health, and financial situation should have a basic estate plan.
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Divorce can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining, which can lead to poor decision-making. As a former family lawyer, I have seen clients at their lowest of lows as they experience a wide range of emotions, sometimes making emotionally charged decisions either in an attempt to swiftly conclude their divorce or unnecessarily prolong the litigation in hopes of “winning.”
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More often than not, when a notable company’s senior executive or major shareholder goes through the divorce process in court, the details of their case and eventual outcome will be splashed across the news as fodder for commentators discussing what the marriage’s demise may mean for the company.
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In our business, we are often asked whether or not we are coaches and what distinguishes a coach from a consultant. While both beneficial, a divorce or grief coach and a consultant are not the same; they are two distinct individuals and avenues of work.
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It is a conversation none of us will relish but, when it comes to having a financial or estate planning conversation with your elderly parents, there is no time like the present.
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It is estimated that one in five pregnancies ends in a miscarriage. Despite this, in many states in the US and countries worldwide, neither parent has any legal entitlement to any form of leave of absence or pay following their loss.
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Observed since the early 1900s and recognised and celebrated across the globe, 8 March celebrates International Women’s Day, an annual celebration and recognition of the women's rights movement. It is also, however, a time to acknowledge and reflect on how far behind women (including trans women) remain when compared to their male counterparts, and this especially so when it comes to finances.
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It's never easy when an employee and workmate dies - but making sure you cover all the bases can make it less hard
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Introducing ApiaryLife's new platform - technology enabled, expert-led, personalized support for all employees as they navigate life.
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We all know that building healthy boundaries is the key to success, so why is it so hard to do and what should we be prioritising this holiday season?
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Going through a divorce or separation is notoriously difficult. Here are our expert's tips as to how to make it easier.
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The Neonatal Care (Leave and Pay) Bill is currently going through parliament but will take a couple of years to come into force. Employers can act now and help new parents at what is a difficult time
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With one in four employees potentially grappling with fertility issues, what can your business do to help support your team? To help you decide, we have collated a list of what our clients tell us has helped them.
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Do I really need a Will, even if I don’t have much to leave to my loved ones? This is a question that our experts get asked time and time again. Find out more here.
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Losing loved ones and coping with grief are unfortunately a part of life. However, despite the fact that grief is one of life’s only true shared experiences, we are notoriously bad at talking about it. In honor of World Book Day (March 2nd), we have compiled our top recommended books for coping with grief and loss.
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The end of a marriage is one of life’s most stressful events, it can create all kinds of emotions and hostilities and lead to people behaving in entirely uncharacteristic ways. It involves the things that are most important in life, your children, your finances, sometimes your relationships with family and friends and your independence.
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The holidays are generally considered to be a season of happiness, joy, and togetherness, but for many this period represents feelings of isolation and separation from family, those around them or the wider population.
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From the lasting changes of all those Zoom calls to the cost of living crisis, rewards and benefits professionals have a lot to think about
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Dementia impacts not only the individual who is living with dementia but also their carers, family, friends, and society. It can impact physically, psychologically, socially, economically and financially and the effect can be profound. Whilst many carers find it rewarding, it also requires time, patience and flexibility and a level of understanding.
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As the population of the United States ages and reliance on family caregivers increases, the need for action to support those family caregivers has never been greater.
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September marks World Alzheimer’s month and at Apiary we are taking the opportunity to look at how businesses can support employees who may be dealing with a diagnosis.
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When you’re coping with change in your personal life, juggling your responsibilities at work can be extraordinarily challenging.
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People often wonder how our company name was conceived and whether it has a greater meaning. Well, quite simply, our company works and acts like an Apiary: a collection of beehives.
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