Auto-enrolment a leading employer concern

Published on Friday, 17 February 2012 11:38
Posted by Scott Buckler

Auto-enrolment, employee engagement and dealing with legislative changes have all been named as the main concerns of employers, according to a study from Aon Hewitt

In the firm's third Benefits & Trends survey, auto-enrolment, where employees will automatically join a company's pension scheme, was found to be the biggest priority for 2012.

The poll also revealed the current state of readiness for the changes to the employee benefit, with a fifth of respondents revealing they are either already operating auto-enrolment or are ready for it.

Over two-thirds of those surveyed are in the process of rolling out their implementation.

John Foster, defined contribution consultant at Aon Hewitt, said the research appears to show some uncertainty in terms of how ready companies are to move to auto-enrolment.

Boosting internal communication and ensuring further employee engagement throughout the process were also cited as key challenges by over 70 per cent of respondents.

 

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