Employee Benefits & Wellbeing SME Hub
Support & guidance for SMEs
Welcome to the Employee Benefits & Wellbeing SME Hub. We know that your people are important to you but you may not have dedicated HR resource in place to make sure you’re offering the right wellbeing support, benefits or getting the best deal. This Hub is your go-to destination for HR, benefit and wellbeing related content and hot topics. It is packed full of free resources, expert insights and tools to support you and your employees.
Hot topics for SMEs
Are your employees getting enough sleep?
Sleep problems are closely related to our mental health. In fact, 92% of adults that have depression also have difficulty sleeping...
Spotting the signs an employee is struggling with their mental health
What are the most common signs that an employee may be struggling? We have identified a non-exhaustive list to help you...
The future of employee wellbeing
The disparity in each employee’s experience of the pandemic is far-reaching and we have therefore identified four key risk areas...
Understanding the impact of the Pension Lifetime Allowance
The Pension Lifetime Allowance is becoming a concern for an increasing number of employers and employees.
Protecting your employees’ mental health & wellbeing
How to support the mental health of your employees and help them thrive at work.
4 steps to support an employee suffering with Long Covid
As Long Covid becomes more of an issue, SMEs may have to find new ways of managing employees when they return to work.
New to employee benefits?
Looking to review or to introduce an employee benefits programme? Use our jargon-free guide for small and medium-sized businesses as your starting point.
Do you have a employee benefits or wellbeing question?
Our highly experienced team is here to support you and are on hand to answer your employee benefits & wellbeing questions. Each month we will share our answers to the most frequently asked questions.
Free employee benefits review
Do your employee benefits offer the support your employees need in a post-COVID-19 world? A complimentary, no-obligation benefits review checks whether your offering is fit for purpose, delivers good value and achieves the best outcomes.
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Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing are a multi award winning consultancy. We help forward-thinking businesses with creative strategies for a healthy, happy and productive workforce.
Meet our team
Cheryl is Director of Corporate Consulting at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing. Cheryl works with clients to help them design, build and implement employee benefit strategies that work for the individual needs of their business and their workforce.
Mark has 20 years’ experience in the employee benefits market. He and his Division specialises in helping his clients attract and retain the right employees and he strives to bringing a client’s employment strategy to life. He ensures that employers offers a benefit programme that meets the needs of the employer and its employees.
Director of Commercial
Richard is an experienced senior executive with over 20 years’ experience in both the insurance and health services sectors. He specialises in business development and leads our SME and Consumer multi-disciplined teams.
Chris has worked in the employee benefits industry for 10 years, predominantly specialising in Group Protection benefits. As Managing Consultant at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, he leads the SME Risk team and is passionate about designing, building and implementing employee benefit strategies that meets his clients’ needs.