EXCLUSIVE: Natasha McLaren (pictured), pensions and benefits manager at the University of Lincoln, will discuss how employers can encourage younger staff to develop and build savings habits at Employee Benefits Live 2019.
Her session, titled ‘Engaging a new generation of workers’, will be delivered in conjunction with Emma Codd, global special adviser on respect and inclusion at professional services firm Deloitte, as part of the HR and benefits strategy conference stream on Tuesday 1 October 2019.
During her presentation, McLaren will explore what motivates employees to save, sharing top tips around financial education, as well as showcasing the financial wellbeing support interventions that the University of Lincoln has employed, including the introduction of workplace individual savings accounts (Isas) in 2018.
McLaren will further discuss her experiences and observations of student life at the University of Lincoln, and how this foundation can go on to impact upon younger employees’ financial awareness and attitudes towards money as they join the workforce, for example around issues such as budgeting and understanding tax.
She said: “We do an awful lot of financial education and wellbeing at the university. [I will be] talking about what motivates people to save. It is important that employers do help or recognise the importance of financial wellbeing and financial education. It’s important that young people develop healthy saving habits.”
Employee Benefits Live 2019 will take place on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 October 2019 at The ExCeL London.