ICAEW has revealed it is partnering with Howden Employee Benefits and Wellbeing (Howden) in order to help its “member firms create and deliver effective employee benefit strategies”.
According to ICAEW, the partnership also “aims to inspire a healthy business culture following the impact of the pandemic on businesses and their employees and the increased focus on workplace wellbeing”.
As part of the deal, Howden will offer ICAEW member firms and member led businesses the opportunity to “build an effective employee benefits package for their organisations, helping to increase productivity, boost employee wellbeing and support recruitment and talent retention strategies”.
Howden will also offer a complimentary employee benefits risk audit so firms can assess whether existing benefit policies are “still fit for purpose and deliver the best outcomes for their business and people”.
Richard Gould, director of commercial at Howden, said: “We’re proud to be ICAEW’s preferred partner and look forward to advising on all aspects of employee benefits.
“We have long-standing experience within the accountancy sector and recognise the challenges, the people risks and wellbeing needs members in business and in practice and their employees face.”
Sharron Gunn, COO at ICAEW, added: “Our partnership comes at a time when employers need to prioritise the wellbeing of their people.
“The pandemic has taken a toll on the welfare of many employees and we hope that the services provided by Howden can help support our members into the next phase of the crisis and inspire a healthy business culture among our member firms and member-led businesses.”