Hertfordshire Council switches staff workshop provider

EXCLUSIVE: Hertfordshire County Council has switched providers of the financial awareness workshops it offers its 33,000 employees.

Its new advisor, Affinity Financial Awareness, will provide fortnightly workshops, which will alternate between the council’s main offices across the country.

The free financial planning and pre-retirement workshops are available to all employees, who are also encouraged to bring their partners along.

The workshops are part of the Herts Rewards benefits package, which was re-launched in September 2013 as an online portal.

Ann Hayward, HR officer at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “These support our wellbeing strategy, ensuring our employees have access to good advice regarding their financial security in these tough economic times.

“Affinity Financial Awareness provides individual consultations to employees and the initial consultation with follow-up report is free of charge.”