Press Cuttings (October 2020)



16 November 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 just some of our more important recent coverage.  

Topics we covered in October 2020 include;

Benefits for Home Workers

Steve Herbert contributes his thoughts and comments to this People Management article on the reshaping of benefits to reflect the “new normal” of home working. 

Publication:  People Management Magazine

Employee Benefits:  The Future?

Howden’s Adam Harding and Matthew Gregson look at the key factors that may influence the future design of employee benefits.

Publication:  Employer News

Route 66?

Employers and employees have been more than a little distracted with a global pandemic this year, so many will have missed the increase of the UK State Pension Age to 66.  So what does this change mean for employers?

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Mental Health in the Recruitment Sector

Mental health issues are not good for employees or business, and this is a particular priority for so many recruitment firms right now.  Thoughts from Howden’s Richard Gould.

Publication:  OnREC

2020’s Silver Lining

Howden’s Steve Herbert suggests that there may well be an employee benefits silver-lining to the dark and tragic year of 2020

Publication:  REBA

Howden Strengthens Employee Benefits Team

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing (HEBW) announces several new senior management appointments and promotions in the UK as it continues its ambitious growth plans.

Publication:  SME Business News

Ongoing Covid

Research into Long – or Ongoing – Covid continues, and new findings suggest that the symptoms might now fall into one of four distinct categories, and that these can also fluctuate over time.  Steve Herbert looks into this important subject.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

3 in 4 Employers to Review Employee Benefits offerings

Howden’s research demonstrates that 3 in every 4 employers will be undertaking a review of their Employee Benefits offering as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 health pandemic.

Publication:  Daily Business Now

Benefit Communications:  Awareness or Understanding?

Steve Herbert, explains why employees may only truly value their Employee Benefits if they both hear the messages and understand them better.

Publication:  Employer News

One in Four SMEs concerned about staff retention

Almost a quarter of UK small businesses are concerned about their ability to retain employees amid the Covid crisis according to new research.  Matthew Gregson comments on these findings.

Publication:  Corporate Adviser Magazine

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 16/11/20)

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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