Press Cuttings (April 2020)

There is a lot of news for HR professionals about at the moment, and the Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing experts seem to have some opinions and insights on quite a lot of it! 

We therefore present a useful summary of some of our more important recent coverage.  Topics we covered in April include;

Think carefully before cancelling Employee Benefits

Howden suggest that employers think very carefully before cancelling their Employee Benefits provision during the coronavirus crisis.   

Publication:  The HR Director

Building a Benefits Business

An enlightening profile of Glenn Thomas, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing's Managing Director, and how he is building the business to support clients and weather the challenges that may lie ahead.

Publication:  Corporate Adviser

Flexible Working, Remote Meetings, & Presenteeism 

Steve Herbert looks at how the coronavirus crisis might change attitudes to flexible working, how remote attendance can help manage the UK's presenteeism culture, and why face-to-face meetings and events continue to remain important.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing HR Blog

More than 4 in 10 employers have no procedures to support workers with money worries

Howden's pre-crisis research highlights how many organisations believe that they have significant numbers of workers with money worries, and how few are actively providing support in this important area.

Publication:  HR News

Now wash your hands!

The importance of clear top-down communications in the current crisis and beyond for Human Resources professionals.

Publication:  Employer News

Pensions:  Why HR needs to support younger workers with pension savings

Recent DWP research suggests that some younger workers might be opting out of pension savings at a higher rate than older employees.  Steve Herbert adds comment and context to this story in HR Magazine.   

Publication:  HR Magazine

We hope the above summary is of use.  We will of course continue to update our followers on important media stories in the Employee Benefits and Human Resources space throughout the year.

Finally, we would like to mention that we have now launched the Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing coronavirus hub for the latest information regarding COVID-19 & Employee Benefits provision.

For more information on any of the topics covered, please contact your usual Howden Consultant, or visit our website for further details and contact options.

(Published 18/05/20)

Steve Herbert

Steve is Head of Benefits Strategy, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing, and is an award-winning thought leader on Pensions, Employee Benefits, and Human Resources issues. He is occasionally accused of making Employee Benefits interesting.

Steve Herbert

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