Press Cuttings (May 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 May include;

Cycle to Work schemes on the increase

One unexpected outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic is increased interest in Cycle to Work schemes.  Cheryl Brennan comments on this trend.   

Publication:  Health Insurance & Protection

A sad truth acknowledged?

Group Life Assurance might be an overlooked benefit, but it is one that is extremely important, and never more so than in 2020.  

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Mental Health in the Legal Sector

Sector specialist Adam Riley comments on the launch of Howden's Mental Health white paper for employers in the legal sector.

Publication:  Employer News

Financial Wellbeing

Evidence suggests that Financial Wellbeing is becoming increasingly important to employers and employees alike.  Cheryl Brennan looks into this topic.

Publication:  HR News

Return to Work planning

The Prime Minister's speech on the 10th May fired the starting-gun for many employees to return to work.  Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing encourages employers to look beyond the physical workplace in their return to work planning.   

Publication:  Wellbeing News

Opportunity to step-up mental health support for employees

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing is urging employers to step-up their workplace mental health services to support people returning to work following the coronavirus lockdown.

Publication:  Business in the News

Financial Resilience

Steve Herbert takes a detailed look at the impact of the lockdown on personal finances, and what can be done to support employees in this important area.

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 08/06/20)

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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