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May 2020
HR Clicks
Rethink HR
In this edition of HR Clicks, we look at the actions DC pension schemes can take globally in response to COVID-19, share the findings from our survey on companies' responses to COVID-19, including on workplace and rewards practices, and release our report into the gig economy, Financial security or greater control?
Global DC flexibility: Where can you take action in response to COVID-19?
This study shows where countries provide flexibility around company/employee contributions and employee hardship access to DC funds, including recent specific changes in response to COVID-19.
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How best to support members of DC schemes during COVID-19
As employers and trustees react to the current environment, members may be left considering their options and wondering what this all means for their retirement savings. We’ve compiled ten questions for you to consider how best to support your members at this time and continue to deliver good value to them.
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How do you measure up? UK DC Pension Survey 2020
In our 2020 UK Defined Contribution Pension Survey, we sought the views of trustees and scheme sponsors on the challenges they face and their aspirations for scheme members.
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Global Pension Risk Survey – explore the findings
Our new interactive webpage shows the findings from our recent Global Pension Risk Survey – select region or country to see specific data.
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COVID-19 Rewards Pulse Survey results
As companies around the world race to adapt to the daily challenges presented by COVID-19, we have captured insights from around 3000 organisations on how they have to navigated the pandemic’s impact on workplace and rewards practices; adjusted total rewards programmes, workforce strategies and salesforce effectiveness practices; and set the stage for a return to work and the ‘new normal’.
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Strengthening employee emotional fitness – anticipating the needs of employees in response to COVID-19
How can employers strengthen the emotional fitness of their employees to ensure they remain strong in the face of new challenges they may encounter in the coming months and build personal resilience? Our new employer guide has tips and advice.
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Scaling the digitally-ready workforce
For HR leaders, the disruption caused by digitalisation – often called the fourth industrial revolution – will require a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. How can firms create a digitally-ready workforce?
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Infographic: Future workforce strategies accelerated by COVID-19
In April 2020, Aon’s Human Capital Solutions business conducted a global pulse survey of human resources leaders. How have these leaders responded to the COVID-19 crisis, and what are their thoughts on the future of their organisations?
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In response to COVID-19, will companies see greater demand for gig workers?
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, life as we know it has shifted exponentially, including a change in perceptions about flexible working from both employers and employees. Will this lead to greater flexibility being offered to all workers as standard, or will businesses double down on their journey towards the adoption of more gig workers?

Our Gig Economy Report Financial security or greater control? explores these questions by uncovering the tough decisions employers are making, and offering insight into how businesses can redress the benefits balance.
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Aon in the press
Our new pension survey finds that lockdown is focusing UK pension schemes on member support, while our pulse survey finds companies in the UK and mainland Europe are focusing on cost reduction to deal with effects of COVID-19. We identify seven implications of the 2020 Budget for employee benefits and our 10 questions help DC schemes to test their resilience.
Dates for your diary

2020 Pensions training
To mitigate the risk and further spread of COVID-19, Aon has taken the decision to modify some of our courses to webinars – please contact pensionstraining.enquiries@aon.com to register or find out more.

20 May, 14:00 – 14:45 BST
Webinar - What’s changing with European rewards data for the technology, life sciences, retail, e-commerce and energy sectors?
Access to timely and accurate compensation data is vital to total rewards strategies, especially when the world of business is in such flux. Join a panel of Aon reward experts for a free webinar presenting the latest reward data and trends for the technology, life sciences, retail, e-commerce and energy sectors.

20 May
COVID-19 webinar: Financial wellbeing – the short-term, medium-term and the new normal
Aon's financial wellbeing experts explore steps that employers and trustees can consider in response to the coronavirus crisis. They will also look at employee financial wellbeing trends likely to shape future pension and benefit design.

June 2020
Webinar series – Rewards essentials: Bite-sized expertise for reward professionals
A four-part weekly webinar series offering short, insightful presentations around selected reward topics that need to remain a focus for organisations in 2020. This series will be of interest to reward and wider HR professionals alike.

Also on our website
COVID-19 webinar: Workforce strategies
In some parts of EMEA, governments are beginning to lift lockdown measures. But how can organisations safely bring their employees back to work? And how can they create a dynamic strategy that works in different countries and markets? This 25-minute webinar tackles these issues and discusses what actions organisations might want to take, both short- and longer-term.

Member Options: How to protect & support your pension scheme members
Aon's Member Options and Administration specialists were joined by a leading IFA firm to explore how pension schemes can support and protect members during the coronavirus crisis.

DC Pensions: The next steps
Hear Aon’s DC experts exploring the impact of recent market volatility on UK DC schemes, and addressing scheme communications, employee wellbeing and governance challenges.

2020 UK DC Pension Survey – How do you measure up?
Addressing some of the key findings from our research and what they mean for those involved in pension and wider financial wellbeing and benefits provision.

Pension Conference webinars 2020
Our 2020 UK Pension Conferences were converted to a series of topical webinars – listen to them here.
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