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Your pension scheme should grasp social media

Most pension schemes aren’t businesses and don’t need to attract customers or fight for market share. So to trustees and administrators, social media can seem risky and unnecessary. In fact, social media offers real advantages to pension schemes looking for ways to better engage with their members. But we need to pay proper attention to the risks, too.

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Getting Guy’s ‘good’ guide to ‘great’

The guide covers a hugely important subject that many people are concerned about. So it’s worth looking at how it could be even better, just in case the producers are plotting a sequel. And, perhaps more usefully, there are some lessons we can learn from it about how to make all our pension communications even more fun than they already are.

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Opening up about mental health at work

Quietroom’s Strategy Director Rhys took some time off this year to deal with mental health problems. Here’s his story, and five things workplaces should keep in mind when it comes to mental health.

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‘Default’ is a faulty word

Most ordinary people associate the word ‘default’ with negative ideas like ‘failure’. So perhaps pension schemes should stop describing the place most members’ money is invested in as ‘the default fund’.

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Mapping the DC pensions world

The pensions industry is good at talking about linear processes. But different parts of the industry start from different places. To understand how everything links up, we need a map.

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6 steps to fire up your ESG policy

With ESG regulations coming through thick and fast, trustees’ collars are in danger of getting hotter than Christmas in Sydney. So what questions should trustees pose to their advisers about ESG? There’s a lot to think about and it’s difficult to know where to start, or how to get useful answers.

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What growing anxiety means for financial services

Danger seems to be everywhere. It’s making us more anxious about taking risks. And more uncertain about our futures, and how to prepare for them. For the financial services sector, this means we need to be both reassuring and encouraging.

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Diversity is more than a buzzword

Diversity is more than just a trendy buzzword. There is both a business case and human case for making it a priority, and we shouldn’t lose sight of that. Kamel Hothi came in to speak to us on the importance of inclusion and diversity. This is our takeway from that talk.

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Why bother with a workplace pension?

A pension from your employer is an easy way to get more money when you're older. This eight-legged employee finds out how it works and why you should bother with it. Do share/embed this animation if it's useful for you: it's free to use.

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