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In the news: December 2022

A short summary of some of the media coverage featuring the Partners& team in the wellbeing, benefits, pensions, protection, and Human Resources space in the month of December 2022…

The rapid growth and expertise of the Partners& team is now being recognised by our much-increased presence and expert commentary in the Human Resources (HR) and employer-facing media.

Below is a summary of some of the key themes we have commented on recently (with links embedded for those wishing to read the full article).

Partners& research:  Industry commentary

This important article by People Management magazine is based on the recent survey undertaken by Partners&, and includes commentary by the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD), The Trades Union Congress (TUC), The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP), and The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion.

Publication:  People Management Magazine

LinkedIn News:  Economic Predictions

The LinkedIn News team asked various financial commentators – including our own Steve Herbert – for their 2023 economic predictions.  A thoughtful and informative thread from experts in their respective fields.

Publication:  LinkedIn News

Key person risks

Nearly all employers – regardless of size – are reliant on the continued good health of just a few key individuals.  Yet this important risk is often overlooked, misunderstood, and underinsured.  This short article looks at the above issues and encourages businesses to take ownership of this important risk.

Publication:  Partners& Website

Has UK inflation peaked?

A small drop in the latest official inflation figures could indicate that the peak of price rises has now passed.  The LinkedIn News team gathered informed opinions on this development, including the thoughts of Partners& commentator Steve Herbert.

Publication:  LinkedIn News

“Almost all” employers expect employees to face financial difficulties in 2023

Research undertaken by Partners& at the end of November indicates that virtually all employers now expect some or all of their workers will be in fuel poverty from April this year, with millions of household budgets also under continued pressures from high inflation and increasing interest rates.

Publication:  HR News

What do the latest GDP figures really mean?

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for October were published last month and showed a small amount of growth for the UK economy.  What does this welcome news mean for the predicted recession?  Business networking site LinkedIn gathered the thoughts and insights of various commentators including our own Steve Herbert in this news thread.

Publication:  LinkedIn News

Past, Present, Future

The predicted recession of 2023 is a direct result of the challenges faced by the United Kingdom in the recent past, and therefore largely unavoidable.  So, what can HR experts do to help mitigate the impact of this economic downturn for their organisation in the year ahead?  Steve Herbert’s regular column for the Employer News website investigates.

Publication:  Employer News

We will of course continue to update our followers with our latest posts, comments, research, and thoughts each month.