Press Cuttings (September 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 September 2020 include;

Homeworking:  The Risks

Are employers and employees aware of the health risks of home working?  A timely article from Howden’s Cheryl Brennan on this key topic.

Publication:  REBA Link

Kickstarting the labour market

Unemployment levels are rising, and the outlook is anything but rosy.  So will the government’s recently announced Kickstart scheme help?  Steve Herbert looks into this important subject.

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

Howden to offer a low-cost healthcare solution

Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing have teamed up with provider Equipsme to provide a low cost solution for employers looking to improve their health-related Employee Benefits provision.

Publication:  Daily Business Now

The Global Retirement Savings Gap

So what is the global savings gap, and how can employers look to address this issue?  Howden’s Adam Riley writes on this important topic.

Publication:  REBA Link

Coronavirus proves employers need Employee Benefits

The lessons of COVID-19 are many and varied, but if nothing else it is clear that many more employers need to embrace Employee Benefits provision.

Publication:  Personnel Today

Howden strengthens senior management team with raft of senior appointments

Howden Employee Benefits have made several key new appointments as the intermediary further consolidates its market position both within the United Kingdom and overseas.

Publication:  Cover Magazine

The Mitigation Phase and COVID-19

It seems like a lifetime ago, but where is the UK now on the government’s original four-step planning to tackle the virus?

Publication:  The Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing Blog

What is the future of multinational benefits?

As companies start getting back to some normality and employees are returning to work there are challenges ahead for multinationals but also opportunities, particularly when it comes to overhauling employee benefits to make them fit for purpose in a post Covid-19 world.

Publication:  The HR Director

Has the home-working genie left the bottle?

Many of the United Kingdom’s biggest firms are in no rush to return employees to the workplace.  So will this change any time soon, and does it need to do so?  Steve Herbert looks into this issue.

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.

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 13/10/20)

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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