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Financial Fitness Fridays
Following the successful winter series of Financial Fitness Fridays, we are back with our Spring edition. We’ve reviewed all of the feedback from the last series and put together 4 brand new sessions covering a variety of financial topics. These webcasts will all be different to any of our last series, and we also have some brand-new guest speakers. So, dust off those trainers and dig out that sweat band as it’s time to spring clean those finances and improve your financial fitness.
Friday 21st May – 11am – Financial planning following a pandemic
In the first episode of our Spring Financial Fitness Fridays series, Darren Laverty will be joined by Malcolm Stalker, Financial Adviser at Foster Denovo. Together, they will be looking at how people have been affected following the Covid-19 pandemic, and what those financially worse off can be doing right now. Darren and Malcolm will also be discussing:
- how to spend or save any extra money you may have if you are financially better off following the pandemic;
- any exciting financial opportunities you should be aware of;
- commodities or investments which you could take advantage of that are expected to thrive in a post pandemic world; and
- if you should be getting in or out of the investment markets right now.
Friday 28th May – 11am - How to get the most out of your savings
Savings are an important part of the financial planning process and knowing how to get the most out of them is key. In this webcast, Matthew Mitten will be stepping in for Darren as host and will be joined by our expert guest speaker and Financial Adviser, Leigh Mahoney. Matthew and Leigh will be sharing their knowledge on short, medium and long term savings including:
- the various short term savings accounts available and their main differences;
- if you should invest your cash in cryptocurrency;
- the benefits of saving regularly;
- if it’s important to time the market; and
- whether property is a good long term investment.
Friday 4th June – 11am – Investment trends and insights
In our third spring episode of Financial Fitness Fridays, Darren Laverty will be joined by Financial Planner and regular Financial Fitness Fridays expert speaker, Jamie Smith. Together they will discuss the latest investment trends and insights including:
- what ESG investments mean and what kind of returns you could expect;
- the differences between growth stocks and value stocks, including pros and cons;
- views on investing your money vs paying down your mortgage; and
- the impact of inflation on investments following the pandemic and what should investors be doing about it.
Darren and Jamie will also be answering your investment questions live so don’t miss it.
Friday 11th June – 11am – Planning for retirement
In our final episode of the Spring Financial Fitness Fridays series, Darren will be joined by Employee Benefits Adviser, Caroline Bateman. During this highly requested session, Darren and Caroline will be sharing their knowledge on planning for retirement including:
- how much you should be saving into your pension;
- the best ways to invest in your retirement;
- the differences between annuities and drawdown;
- whether a pension or ISA is best; and
- much, much more!
Don’t miss this grand finale, register below.
Don’t miss out on these free webcasts, register for the whole series here.
If you missed the winter series, there are still a few weeks to watch all the episodes, here.
Building a resilient workforce during uncertain times and beyond
The coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives of many people; mentally, socially and financially. Now, as employees start returning to their workplaces and with the furlough scheme coming to an end in September, it’s time for organisations to assess their next steps, which may include creating new roles and making other roles redundant. In any case, both employers and employees will need to be flexible and resilient as they face a new challenge.
As an employer, it’s important that you support your employees’ wellbeing throughout their lifecycle, from recruitment and onboarding through to development, retention and exit, even more so during unprecedented times like these. To help you with this, leading industry experts Secondsight, Rightsteps, Johnston Carmichael and The CV and Interview Advisors are hosting a brand new webinar entitled ‘Building a resilient workforce during uncertain times and beyond’. The session will cover:
- how to support your employees post pandemic and build a happier workforce;
- how to apply your wellbeing solutions to the employee lifecycle;
- what employers can do to make a big impact on their employees’ financial wellbeing;
- how employers can assist their employees with any personal debt related issues they may have;
- why outplacement is important; and
- why many career transition programmes fail to give people the tools they need to secure a new job.
Don’t miss this highly anticipated webinar, secure your place today. Register here.
Workplace Financial Wellbeing Group – Series of Webinars
The Workplace Financial Wellbeing LinkedIn Group is holding the below financial wellbeing webinar.
How to create an effective workplace financial wellbeing strategy
In this slightly longer tutorial, you will come away with tools and strategies to construct a financial wellbeing strategy for your specific unique workforce and ensure that you can make the biggest positive difference in the quickest time and at the most cost effective way. This tutorial is simply one not to be missed if you truly want to improve the financial wellbeing of your employees. If you do nothing else, jump on this one!
Click on the date to book your place on the webinar:
How to build a business case for financial wellbeing
We are pleased to offer a new webinar called ‘How to build a business case for financial wellbeing’.
In this 40 minute session, you will be provided with tools to help you piece together your own business case and enhance management buy in. We will also be covering:
- background data and current research;
- how to identify the specific needs and wants of your unique workforce;
- any gaps in your current offering;
- how to set out your own financial wellbeing strategy and proposals;
- pricing and priorities;
- consequences of inaction; and
- how to measure ongoing progress.
Click the below date and time to register for that webinar:
The ideas and connections Secondsight have brought to Epson, and our local HR team, have been invaluable and meant we have set new financial benefits and wellbeing solutions in place that we would simply not have done before.
Stuart Chalmers, HR Manager UK, Ireland and Nordics, Epson Europe
The world of pensions can be quite grey but you always bring a huge amount of colour to it. I have never been so engaged with pensions and neither have our employees. I would highly recommend you and your team.
Alison Field, Group HR Director, Briggs Equipment
Communication and employee word of mouth have been key to its success to date. We truly believe that the financial education programme is an excellent investment - both in terms of time and money.
Rick Hewitt, Finance Director and Board member at Ricoh
A* customer service and assistance. Nothing is too much trouble.
Jane Howard, Payroll and Rewards Officer, Yazaki Europe
Over the last three years, this team has been proactive and efficient, highly knowledgeable plus friendly and easy to deal with.
David Barry, HR Manager, Manufacturing Technology Centre