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Employers failing on new drawdown flexibilities

New research from LifeSight, Towers Watson’s UK DC master trust, shows that only 4-in-10 (43 percent) employers plan to offer a drawdown option as part of their pension plan. Despite this, Towers Watson’s survey of over 100 employers reveals that nearly 9-in-10 (87 percent) employers believe that their staff will want to access some or all of their pension using the new drawdown flexibilities after the age of 55.

Article by: | Published: 7 September 2015

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Winning roles: Moneyball 2.0

Business can learn a lot from sports in terms of using analytics to optimize talent decisions in a predictive and strategic way. By Mike Kennedy, Analytics Evangelist & Director of Marketing, Talent Analytics, Corp.

Article by: | Published: 24 August 2015

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Market consolidation and contraction increases importance of impartial advice

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) approval of AXA PPP’s acquisition of Simplyhealth’s private medical insurance and self-insured health care trust business is the latest in a long line of consolidations stretching back more than a decade, and follows hot on the heels of the same Insurers acquisition of The Permanent Health Company weeks earlier.

Article by: | Published: 18 August 2015

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Pension freedom – where are people investing?

Four months on from the new pension freedom rules, here’s an in-depth analysis of where drawdown savers have been investing their pension through their drawdown account. From Hargreaves Lansdown.

Article by: | Published: 7 August 2015

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The rise of the on-demand economy

Whether you’ve heard the term ‘on-demand economy’ or not, I’m going to stick my neck out and predict that you already use it on a regular basis. Mark Kirkbride, founder of hubbul, explores the latest digital revolution and what it means for the future of our talent.

Article by: | Published: 27 July 2015

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HR Analytics for a competitive advantage

In a dynamic world, human capital is arguably the most sustainable source of competitive differentiation and value creation. The role of HR is central to ensuring businesses are tapping into the vast potential of human capital, and interestingly, blending it with automation and digitization in unique ways.

Article by: | Published: 24 July 2015