REVEALED: THE WEIRD TOPICS BRITS ARE DISCUSSING WITH THEIR BOSSES, BUT SHOULDN’T
WHY ARE BRITS MORE LIKELY TO DISCUSS LOVE ISLAND, DONALD TRUMP AND BREXIT WITH THEIR BOSS THAN IMPORTANT MATTERS? NEW CAMPAIGN BY GOOD MONEY WEEK – “MENTION THE PENSION” URGES THE UK’S WORKFORCE TO TACKLE THE MORE MEANINGFUL ISSUES
New research commissioned for Good Money Week (5-11 October 2019), the campaign to raise awareness of ethical and sustainable finance, has found that Brits are more likely to discuss Donald Trump with their boss (10%), than asking about maternity/paternity leave (6.4%), or the company’s gender pay gap (6.8%).
In addition, Brits are more likely to talk about Brexit with their boss (21.4%) than finding out about where their pension money is being invested (12.6%). They are more likely to ask about short-term perks, like gym memberships, railcard etc (17%) than long-term perks: pensions (13%).
Nearly a third of Brits (30.7%) find mental health an awkward topic to discuss with their boss. 18.6% find it awkward discussing their plans to have children with their boss. 15.4% of us are holding back asking about where our pensions are invested because we feel awkward.
The findings come as Good Money Weeklaunches its 2019 campaign focussed on banishing the awkwardness around asking our bosses all-important questions – the top of which is ‘Where is my pension being invested?’.
The campaign is calling on the British workforce to this week ask their bosses about:
- Ethical and sustainable pensions
- The company’s Gender Pay Gap
- Shared Parental Leave
- Flexible working
Charlene Cranny, Campaigns Director, Good Money Week, said:
“There are so many important questions that we are not asking our bosses – but one of the most important, and conveniently the easiest to change, is about where your pension is being invested. You may find that your pension is being invested in things that really don’t match your values, and the first step to changing that is having a conversation with your boss about it.
If we all ask that one question this week, we could divert millions away from arms, tobacco, child labour and into renewable energy and other companies that do no harm collectively making a huge difference to environment and society”
Head to www.goodmoneyweek.com for more information.