Entries by Phil Grady

We Must Address Financial Wellness

More than 6 out of 10 senior HR executives in the UK have seen a rise in financial well-being issues affecting employee mental health and work performance, according to a nationwide study by financial solutions company, MetLife UK.   And just this week Insider magazine’s Ken Symon highlighted a troubling figure of £51 billion, which […]

The Joy Of Giving

If you’ve given something up for Lent, you’re in the home stretch now and that chocolate Easter egg, glass of wine or can of fizzy stuff is almost within reach. Millions of Christians around the world choose to deny themselves a treat during Lent and use it as a time to remember Christ’s sacrifice. And […]

Interesting Times

When reviewing the constant Brexit news coverage, it’s perhaps worth remembering Robert Kennedy’s speech in Cape Town in June 1966 when he said: “There is a Chinese curse which says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not we live in interesting times. They are times of danger and uncertainty; but they are […]

Castlight Achieves ISO-27001 Accreditation

A huge congratulations to Murdo Thomson, our Chief Information Security Officer, and his team, who have secured ISO-27001 accreditation for Castlight. ISO-27001 is the only audited international standard that defines the requirements of a robust information management system. And securing the standard demonstrates that an organisation has defined and put in place best-practice information security […]

Finishing Lines Are Not The End Of The Race

Kara Goldin is the founder and CEO of San-Francisco based “hint” – a cool, lower-case company that produces flavoured water with no sweeteners and nothing artificial. It’s currently pretty much the de facto drink of Silicon Valley, so my guess is that it won’t be long before we see it landing on our shores, maybe […]

CastScore Is Becoming Ever More Human

We’ve said before that “nobody is average”. But it’s something worth repeating because it’s so fundamental to our vision for Castlight. We are living in an environment where it’s easy to feel that many companies think they know us simply because they have some limited data on our life and our choices. Market researchers and […]

Here’s How I See 2019 … And Avocado Ice Cream

Wholefoods are predicting that 2019 will see avocado ice cream and seaweed butter flying off the shelves. Forbes magazine reckons that in-car voice shopping may be on its way, allowing us to get the weekly shop done on the daily commute. And booking.com believes that this year, city breaks and sunshine holidays will be making […]

Wishing You a Happy and Affordable Christmas

Every year statistics are published highlighting how badly we get ourselves into debt over Christmas and how long it takes us to recover. The numbers aren’t out yet as there’s more damage still to be done online and in the High Street. There’s still more plastic to smoulder. But what I’ve found this year, in […]

A French Lesson

We’re used to technology advancing at an exciting pace. After all, at Castlight we are responsible for disrupting the status quo of the way people bank, obtain mortgages, secure loans, make investments and climb out of debt. Our data scientists are pushing boundaries every day and creating products and services that have never existed before. […]