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| 5th December 2022

In the news: November 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 November 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 just some of the key themes we have commented on in recent weeks (with links embedded for those wishing to read the full article).

How can we support our people through the current turbulence?

Phil Barton, CEO at Partners&, takes an in-depth and personal look at how employers can support their people through the financial challenges ahead.  This article includes recent research from the Partners& team, and tips on financial wellbeing support.

Publication:  Business & Innovation Magazine

Salary advance schemes:  The big debate

As the economic situation worsens, so too will the need of at least some employees to access their earnings before payday.  So are salary advance schemes a good idea, and should more employers be offering these arrangements?  Steve Herbert adds his thoughts to the debate.

Publication:  People Management

A higher fuel allowance for public sector workers?

Trade union Unison has called for the government to increase milage rates for public sector workers, and Partners& weighs in on the discussion as to how employers in private, public, and third sector organisations can support workers with their motoring and travel costs.

Publication:  HR Magazine

An employment permacrisis

“Permacrisis” has recently been named the word of the year by Collins Dictionary, and this feels like a very suitable term for the turbulent world of employment in 2022.  So, what are the current challenges, and how should employers and their Human Resources experts respond?  Steve Herbert’s regular column for the Employer News website investigates.

Publication:  Employer News

Half of all workforces reliant on NHS for treatment

A recent survey by Partners& has found that more than 50% of all employers surveyed were reliant on NHS services should an employee require medical treatment, and that just one in every seven organisations provide all their employees with access to private healthcare treatments.

Publication:  Business in the News

Financial wellbeing seminar

The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum invited Steve Herbert to look at employee financial challenges in the winter ahead, and his presentation took place just as the economic storm created by the controversial “mini budget” reached its zenith.  This useful article captures many of the key presentation themes.

Publication:  The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum

Autumn statement review

A round-up of all the key employee benefits and related changes announced in Jeremy Hunt’s autumn statement from the Partners& team.

Publication:  Partners& website

What’s behind UK inflation data?

The latest jump in the nation’s headline rate of inflation has created further concerns for employers and employee alike.  Our own Steve Herbert features in this LinkedIn News round-up of informed commentary on this topic.

Publication:  LinkedIn News

What does the autumn statement mean for employers?

The new Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, provided his autumn statement on 17 November 2022.  This article from People Management magazine looks at the main employment announcements alongside expert opinions, including commentary from Partners&.

Publication:  People Management

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