Steve’s Blog: Workplace Mental Health – Words and…

Lip service:  An idiom meaning 'giving approval or support insincerely'  (Concise Oxford Dictionary) It’s unworthy I know, but I doubt that I am alone in occasionally being rather cynical about advertising messages. The promotions that bring out…

Sometimes you don’t need an App…

Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Howden Employee Benefits explains why value-add features are important, but HR professionals mustn’t lose sight of the key reasons behind Employee Benefits provision Recently I found myself acting…

Steve’s Blog: Our research tells us…

Our popular guest blogger, Steve Herbert explains why research reported in the media may not always be of value to employers, but sometimes it can be genuinely useful and important. Open any newspaper or current…

Steve’s Blog: The Wait for the Waiting Room

Our regular columnist, Steve Herbert,  Head of Benefits Strategy for Howden Employee Benefits, shares his monthly blog with Employer News readers.  This month, he explains why quick and easy access to a General Practitioner (GP)…

Productivity gap narrows – but employers & HR…

Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Howden Employee Benefits, discusses why 'all is not what is seems' with productivity comparisons with the UK and Europe Last month the OECD published a very detailed and…

Why HR really needs to understand and plan…

 Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Howden Employee Benefits, discusses why HR professionals need to think differently in a difficult recruitment market I’m getting old. This is an inescapable fact, and not one that bothers…

Santa isn’t what he used to be…

Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy at Howden Employee Benefits, discusses why HR professionals need to think differently in a difficult recruitment market The latest employment statistics were issued by the government this week, and despite…