Press Cuttings (July 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 July include;

Health & Wellbeing post-pandemic

Howden’s Cheryl Brennan highlights how the COVID-19 crisis has shone a spotlight on the importance of health and wellbeing like never before, increasing demand for private healthcare and other health and wellbeing solutions.

Publication:  Health Insurance & Protection

The Chancellor’s Summer Statement 2020

So what did the Chancellor say, and what might the Jobs Retention Bonus and Kickstarter schemes mean for UK employers?

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

The Health Risks of Home Working

Are employers aware of the new risks of increased home and flexible working?  Cheryl Brennan looks at this important and topical issue.

Publication:  UK Business News

A 4-day working week?

Would the introduction of a four day working week help or hinder UK businesses post COVID-19?  Steve Herbert takes an in-depth look at this increasingly relevant subject.

Publication:  Employer News

Mental Health in the Recruitment Sector

Howden’s Richard Gould looks at how recruiters can support the mental health of their employees.

Publication:  Global Recruitment

Key People to Key Workers

Steve Herbert highlights two important - yet often under-insured - people risks for employers of all sizes to consider.

Publication:  HR Director

Pension Scams

Why COVID-19 might increase the opportunities for criminals to undertake pension saving scams, and how employers can help their workers avoid these issues.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Howden Strengthens Global Employee Benefits Business

Howden continues to grow its global employee benefits operation by acquiring a 60% shareholding in Spanish firm, Compensa Capital Humano.

Publication:  Business in the News

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 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 12/08/20)

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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