Gain insight into long-term financial wellbeing support at Employee Benefits Connect

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Delegates that attend Employee Benefits Connect 2016 can gain insight into the importance of supporting financial wellbeing over the course of employees’ professional careers.

In a session entitled ‘Educating your workforce from hire to retire’, Jeanette Makings (pictured), head of financial education at Close Brothers Asset Management, will discuss the role financial education can play in helping staff make good financial decisions.

The session will examine how fully inclusive financial education programmes can be used to inform staff about employee benefits, including pensions and salary sacrifice arrangements. It will also touch upon best practice financial planning outside of the workplace, such as tax, mortgages and protection.

Makings says: “Financial education acts as an additional benefit to unlock the value of other benefits. The demand for it is increasing because of the various changes to workplace pensions and tax.

“Financial education can also help organisations meet their wider strategic HR objectives such as staff engagement, retention and taking care of retirees.

“Offering employee financial education shouldn’t be daunting; organisations can start small and expand as they see fit. As long as the programme fits your budget and meet your objectives, it can be so beneficial to employees.”

Employee Benefits Connect 2016 will take place on 9 March at the Lancaster London. For more information and to register to attend, visit: