Jobs and Business Glasgow streamlines 29 pension plans


Jobs and Business Glasgow streamlined 29 different pensions schemes into a single scheme to prepare for auto-enrolment, following the merger of five organisations. 

Caroline Glen, head of HR at Jobs and Business Glasgow, will share her experiences of managing pensions change in merged organisations and focus on the communications strategy that was required at Employee Benefits Live on 25 September.

The session ‘Winning pensions communications trends’, will cover how its communication strategy helped the organisation prepare for auto-enrolment, as well as how effective communications helped to rationalise 29 different pension schemes.

Glen said: “The communication strategy was central to managing this change [because] pensions can be an emotive subject for staff and the perception is that any change will be detrimental.

“The pensions were successfully rationalised into a scheme fit for auto-enrolment and we met our staging date.”

Effective communication enabled the project to be managed effectively with no complaints or grievances from employees.

“Pensions can be a contentious subject for staff and any change will be initially resisted. I hope delegates will get an understanding that managing change in employee benefits can be managed successfully if a project management approach is adopted,” said Glen.

Employee Benefits Live will be held at Olympia National in London on 24 and 25 September 2014.

See the full conference programme and register to attend.