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Starting a movement: A national initiative to build employee engagement in (lost) workplace pensions

Abstract

Purpose. This paper explores the establishment of a National Pension Tracing Day in an attempt to address the national problem of employees not telling their pension provider when they change address, which has resulted in £19.4 billion in unclaimed pensions. Design / Approach. This paper considers the approach taken by Punter Southall Aspire to build employee engagement to trace lost workplace pension through a summative content analysis. We then apply an ambidextrous leadership lens to develop greater meaning. Findings. The combination of a simple narrative, a CSR approach allowing cooperation across the industry, and an engaging campaign allowed the first National Pension Tracing Day to build momentum and spread across the workplace. Originality / Value. The first National Pension Tracing day was established 31st October 2021 by a small team within an SME. This paper attempts to raise awareness of how the lost pension challenge can be addressed for the purpose of future research.

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Authors

Butler, Steve
Smith, Simon M.

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford Brookes Business School

Dates

Year of publication: 2022
Date of RADAR deposit: 2022-02-04


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