Press Cuttings (June 2020)

Press cuttings 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 June include;

The financial impact of coronavirus on workers

The last few months of lockdown have been financially challenging for many workers.  So how can HR professionals help their workers through these difficult times?  A full-length article from our own Steve Herbert.     

Publication:  Personnel Today

People First!

Howden Group and it's parent company Hyperion (now known as Howden Group Holdings effective of 5th Nov) handled the logistical and personnel challenges of lockdown better than many other employers.  So how was this positive outcome achieved?  This article includes comment from Howden UK Chief Executive Officer, Chris Evans and Glenn Thomas, MD (UK) and Global Practice Leader at Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.

Publication:  Health Insurance & Protection

People Risks:  From key-person to key-worker

This item looks at how the recent period of lockdown has demonstrated the importance of all workers, and by extension highlighted the inherent risks for employers too.  Steve Herbert comments.

Publication:  Business in the News

The global retirement savings gap

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing's Director of Global Development Adam Riley looks at how other countries are trying to encourage wider pension saving in light of an ageing population.

Publication:  Corporate Adviser Magazine

Winners & losers

The poorest in society are of course more exposed to potential financial hardship than those with greater income levels, so how has the global downturn and lockdown impacted that group?  This article looks closely at a recently published report by The Resolution Foundations which highlights the financial winners and losers from the first half of 2020.   

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

I say recession, you say depression...

Steve Herbert takes a lighthearted yet practical look at the challenges of the global financial downturn.  In particular he suggests that a focus on what we can control, and not the things that we can’t, is likely to prove the most beneficial for all concerned.  

Publication:  Employer 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.

Finally, we would like to mention that we are continuing to add content to the Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing coronavirus hub which features all 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 14/07/20)

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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