Press Cuttings (November 2020)



15 December 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 November 2020 include;

A Christmas Carol

Steve Herbert takes a seasonal look at the potential challenges of managing an increasingly remote-working population. 

Publication:  Employer News

Redundancy support services

Rob Atkins and Christine Husbands outline the value of supporting redundant employees with this important addition to the Howden Employee Benefits and Wellbeing service offering.

Publication:  Cover Magazine

Extension to the Job Retention Scheme

So why has the Job Retention Scheme been extended again, and what does this mean for employers?  Howden look into this increasingly complex subject.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Our research:  Pension surgeries

Howden’s own research suggests that only 17% of employers are using video conferencing technology to deliver pension surgeries. 

Publication:  Always Finance

Brexit:  Relocating jobs to the EU

With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, some Financial Services firms are looking to relocate employees away from the UK.  Howden's Anne Terry looks at how this will impact employees and their benefits packages.

Publication:  Howden Website

The future of Employee Benefits design?

So what is – and what will be – influencing the shape and future of Employee Benefits?  Some thoughts from Howden’s Matthew Gregson and Adam Harding.

Publication:  REBA Link

Duty of care

What can the US election tell us about the employer’s duty of care, and when does this responsibility end during a redundancy exercise?

Publication:  Employer News

Pensions:  A turbulent year

2020 has been a turbulent year for pensions.  Steve Herbert looks at some of the challenges and wonders why more employers don’t embrace video technology to provide support and reassurance to workers on this important element of their Employee Benefits offering.

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 in 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 15/12/20)

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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