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Rethink HR

Welcome to the first 2017 edition of HR Clicks, our quarterly newsletter for EMEA HR professionals. In this edition, we look at how you can create a high-performance culture, share the findings of our survey on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of master trusts and identify how HR can navigate the potential impact of Brexit.

Getting real about creating a high-performance culture
‘How can we fix our culture?’ ‘How can our culture better support growth through agile innovation?’ These questions are increasingly being asked by CEOs. In this whitepaper, we focus on the theme of aligning culture with value creation as a key priority.

Master Trust Market Insight Report
Our survey of over 130 pension trustees, managers and employers gathers their views on the benefits, challenges and opportunities of master trusts.

Navigate the potential impact of Brexit
Although the full impact of the Brexit vote is yet to be known, our 'Brexit Navigator' enables clients to visualise and mitigate the implications of Brexit through the lens of the EU's 'Four Freedoms': Goods, Services, Capital and People.

10 actions to promote gender equality in your organisation
When it comes to shining a spotlight on the difference between male and female pay, many companies are sceptical, hesitant and even focused on risk – the threat of being named and shamed.

New Benefit & Trends Survey
We have recently launched our annual Benefit & Trends Survey, giving insights into the UK employee benefits landscape. This year it shows that 90% of employers want to increase engagement in benefits, but only 36% have a communications strategy.

Setting DC goals
Be sure of the direction of travel in your DC plan, says Christopher Inman in this article, first published in Pensions World. You can read more about how to set and achieve DC goals in our latest DC member research.

Death in Service Pensions Survey
Read our comprehensive study of recent trends in benefit re-design.

Global Pension Risk Survey 2017 – sign up for UK findings
The report detailing UK findings from our Global Pension Risk Survey will be out shortly and you can sign up for a free copy. You can also complete the global questionnaire and point international colleagues to questionnaires for other countries here.

Grappling with the evolving HR landscape
Aon is Emerald Sponsor at HR Tech London on 21/22 March. From cloud deployment to people analytics, employee engagement strategies, and health and benefits solutions, Aon experts will be on hand to discuss your specific journey. Visit us on Stand 406, and get a 25% discount by using code AH25HRTW17.

A Workday Journey – insight and engagement for Medium Enterprise Organisations
Aon will be supporting Workday’s after work event on 26 April. This informative and engaging evening includes guest speakers and thought leaders along with Workday customers – a great opportunity to understand how Workday can solve the business challenges Medium Enterprise companies are facing and unlock the value within your business.

Aon wins at the Corporate Adviser Awards…
Aon Employee Benefits are delighted to have won Healthcare Adviser of the Year at the Corporate Adviser Awards. In addition we were highly commended for Risk Adviser of the Year.

…and is shortlisted for 13 UK Pensions Awards
We have also been shortlisted for a record 13 categories at the upcoming UK Pensions Awards, run by Professional Pensions.

Aon in the press
This quarter, we announce that the Aon MasterTrust has successfully completed the ICAEW’s Quality Assurance Framework while our survey shows that governance tops the agenda for employers when selecting a master trust. We further expand our team with the appointment of Tony Pugh as our Head of DC Solutions for EMEA, as well as appointing Neil Latham to our DC team, and Mark Duncan and Louise Wheeler to our DC fiduciary team. We announce that we are to partner with SmarterInvestment and Unum to offer workplace ISAs and examine the importance of at-retirement support when it comes to liability management.

March 2017

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Dates for your diary

Pensions training dates
Sign up here to reserve your place on any of the courses on our UK 2017/18 pensions training calendar.

March, UK-wide
UK Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting Seminars
Tangible and actionable guidance on managing the risks to your business and the wider diversity & talent management implications of the Gender Pay Gap Reporting regulations.

2017 UK Pension Conferences
Taking place in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Leeds.

26 April, London
Professional Pensions DC Conference

27 April, London
Pensions Age Spring Conference

10-11 May, Birmingham
Workplace Pensions Live

Also on our website

Read the latest update from our Retirement and Investment blog.

Employee financial wellbeing: a global view
Listen again to our webinar.

‘Rethink Pensions’ webinar series
Listen again to our webinars exploring how you can rethink your approach to pensions past, present and future.

Mastertrust or Group Personal Pension Plan?
Getting it right for you and your employees – event replay.