Press Cuttings (February 2020)

There is an awful 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 February include;

World Cancer Day

Howden’s Cheryl Brennan asks whether employers are doing enough to support their employees diagnosed with cancer, and looks at what more could be done. 

Publication:  UK Business News

The new immigration points system & employers

The government’s recent announcement for a new immigration points system poses some real challenges for UK employers.  Steve Herbert looks in detail at this important topic.

Publication:  Employer News

Gender Pay Gap Analysis

The Gender Pay Gap has now become an established part of the corporate landscape, and Howden have launched a new tool to support employers in this space.  Thoughts from Annabel Francis and Cheryl Brennan in this article.

Publication:  Corporate Adviser Magazine

Mental Health & Wellbeing

The mental wellbeing of the world’s workforce continues to be a key focus for employers in 2020 and beyond.  Howden have shown their continued commitment in this space by signing-up to the “Mindful Business Charter”.  Adam Riley comments on this important development.

Publication:  Employee Benefits

Pensions:  ESG Investments

Rules introduced in October 2019 require pension scheme trustees to set out their policy on financially material investment factors, including Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations.  Yet Howden’s research suggests that very few employers are aware of actions taken in this respect. 

Publication:  London Loves Business

Executive / Worker Pay Ratios

The international day of the underling takes place just once every 4 years.  Steve Herbert looks into this event, and asks what relevance it has for the workplace of 2020?

Publication:  Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

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.

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 10/03/20)

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.

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