Punter Southall Aspire has appointed Jon Webster as Managing Director for Health and Risk. The appointment reflects the company’s rapid business growth and expansion, with recent acquisitions including Coleman Financial Services and JDP Financial Services

Jon joined Punter Southall Aspire in 2012 as a Principal, providing governance services and consultancy for clients on all aspects of defined contribution pensions. Prior to this, Jon was a Director at Heath Lambert Consulting, leading the employer risk solutions team, a specialist business unit that focused on corporate risk and health and protection benefits.

In his new role, Jon will expand Punter Southall Aspire’s existing DC pension governance services to include health and protection benefits. This new service will give clients data and insight on the effectiveness of their workforce benefits. It will include information on their total benefits spend, how employee benefits are used by employees and their relevance to their workforce. The service has been set up in response to demand from clients who want to review their employee benefits and ensure these are meeting the needs of their workforce.

According to research of 2,000 employees from Get Living , a build-to-rent organisation, almost three-quarters (73%) of employees want a more tailored benefits package. The company also found that 48% of respondents would leave their current job for one with better perks, while 7% are willing to take a pay cut in order to receive a better benefits package. A third (32%) of respondents who would like a more attractive benefits offering stated that they are actively looking for a new job.

Jon Webster says, “Most employees have a pension today through auto-enrolment, so it’s become increasingly important for companies to put in place the right employee benefits package that will attract and retain the best people.”

“A big challenge is that many employers are completely in the dark about how much they are spending on benefits, if the benefits are fit for purpose for their workforce and if they are meeting their needs. By extending our governance services to include health and protection benefits we can provide clients with a much-needed overview of their total benefits spend and their usage and effectiveness so they can make informed decisions about the relevance of their benefits package for their workforce.”

Steve Butler, CEO, Punter Southall Aspire says, “We’re delighted to appoint Jon Webster as Managing Director of Health and Risk. He has tremendous experience of both pensions and employee benefits consultancy. Jon will be instrumental in broadening our governance services to include health and protection, which will give our clients data and insight on the effectiveness of their pensions and employee benefits from one supplier.”

Posted by Steve Butler

Topics: News, Employee Benefits

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