Every month, the NFDA HR bulletin brings you all the relevant HR and employment related updates for dealers.

December’s highlights include:

  • NFDA HR Working Group takes place in January

The NFDA HR Working Group meeting will take place via Teams on 20 January 2022. Amongst the usual round table discussions, where attendees are able to voice opinions, share best practice and network with their peers, we will also be introducing the Group’s new Chairperson. If you have any items you would like added to the agenda, or any industry speakers you would like to see present on hot topics, please let us know. Please contact Patrick.oconnell@rmif.co.uk if you wish to ensure any of your colleagues are also invited to join in with the discussions.

  • Automotive Toolkit – Carbon Literacy Trust training 9 December

As the narrative changes in business and with consumers towards the wider net zero goals of governments and society, the Carbon Literacy trust and Auto Trader have put together an “Automotive Toolkit” and are keen for NFDA’s HR members to take part to potentially become trainers in your organisation. To sign up please click HERE

  • COVID updates and Guidance

Following the latest announcements, NFDA released updated guidance to ensure you are keeping your colleagues and customers safe. The Government has also recently announced that almost 7 million extra over 40s are now eligible for the booster programme in England, as the gap between doses is halved (see the full press release HERE).

  • Pension charge cap changes outlined

A current government consultation has outlined plans to make it easier for pension schemes to access investments offering greater returns for savers. Currently, where investment managers charge performance based fees on high returns, the fees are included within the pensions scheme charge cap, meaning these investments are rarely considered viable. Under new proposals, these performance fees would be excluded from the charge cap. Essentially this will make it easier for British start-ups and other businesses to access new levels of funding.
Find out more HERE.

  • The great resignation… blaming co-workers or employers?

The “great resignation” is prevalent in all industries and Right Management have conducted some research as to the underlying reasons. Worryingly, almost a quarter of employees canvassed plan to leave their jobs in the next 12 months, 24% blame the ability of co-workers but most it seems (73%) feel that personal development is their own responsibility, despite industries efforts to create progression plans and performance reviews. Does this mean our industries concerns about people leaving due to flexible working are only a small part of the issue?
Read more HERE.

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