Press Cuttings (January 2021)



08 February 2021

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 January 2021 include;

The big 5 benefits trends for 2021

Howden’s Matthew Gregson looks at the key trends of 2021 in the Employee Benefits space. 

Publication:  Cover Magazine

Lockdown rules and the Covid-secure workplace

Steve Herbert looks at how HR professionals complied with the first wave of lockdown rules, and whether employers should be planning for a new form of Covid-Secure workplace in the future.

Publication:  Employer News

The future of Employee Benefits packages?

What will influence the future of Employee Benefits offerings?  Some useful thoughts from Howden’s Matthew Gregson and Adam Harding.

Publication:  HR Director

The Outlook?

The Coronavirus Job Support Scheme is due to finally end in 2021.  So will this lead to further redundancies, or will employers be creating new job opportunities?  Steve Herbert reviews the evidence from the December 2020 Howden Employment Webinar.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Howden Research:  Employee Engagement

A survey of employers in December 2020 suggests that employee engagement may have actually improved over the many long months of the pandemic. 

Publication:  Corporate Adviser Magazine

Kickstart Update

The new government "kickstart" jobs scheme is creating job placements for young people across the nation, and a change to the placement criteria is likely to make the scheme even more accessible to smaller employers.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Pensions - Five years after freedom

Its been more than 5 years since pension freedoms were introduced, and a new report looks at how the first wave of retirees under these new rules have handled the new flexibilities.

Publication:  The 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 2021.

For more information on any of the above topics, please speak to your usual Howden Consultant in the first instance, or visit our website for other contact options.  For the latest details on COVID-19 & Employee Benefits provision please visit Howden’s coronavirus hub.

(Published 08/02/21)

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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