Welcome to the second issue of the 2018 Employee Benefits Review, which provides insights for HR professionals and finance directors.
In a year of events that have significantly impacted many businesses across the UK, such as Gender Pay Gap reporting, the General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit negotiations, we outline the key issues likely to affect you and your organisation.
We explore five trends you should be thinking about, including business continuity planning. While all businesses have insurance in place for factors such as business premises and important machinery, we find that a company’s most important asset — its key people — is often not protected.
There continues to be a stigma attached to mental health in the workplace and in this issue we consider what can be done.
Other hot topics include the revamped ISA rules, and the need to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to pension freedoms.
Finally, with near zero unemployment in the UK, attracting and retaining talent is vitally important to the growth plans of any business. Our recent research report Dream bigger: The scale-up moment found that 73% of scale-up businesses have increased their headcount in the past year, more than double that of non-scale-ups. We look at the key components a business should consider.
Defined contribution pension freedoms – the legislation is in place but does your pension contract offer you the freedom you need?
Employers can play an important role in managing workplace stress, ensuring that employees are coping with the day-to-day demands and pressures of their job.
We have identified five areas that all businesses should be considering now, and in the future.
Why you should build rate increase into your budget now and communicate the financial impact to your employees.
Introducing financial education is a cost effective way of providing highly valued employee benefits
Advisory firms connect companies with the employee benefits services they need, but are firms getting good value for money?
Key changes from the Autumn Budget 2017 that will affect employers and employees
How to structure benefits to best fit your employee demographics
The ISA regime shake up brings huge opportunities for tax efficient savings. What are the changes and how can they help you?