Charlie Oakham
2 minutes length
Posted: 25th July 2016

Downloaded Pokémon GO? Make Sure You Catch Workie

Pokémon GO fever has people frantically exploring their towns and cities looking for the creatures, but make sure you don’t forget about Workie.

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You might have noticed over the past couple of weeks that Pokémon is now officially back in fashion. In 2016, the global franchise has seen its latest release, the augmented reality Pokémon GO take the world by storm.

People of all ages can be seen scouring streets and parks looking for the monsters, and with Nintendo’s stock price skyrocketing, film rights for a latest Pokémon film being discussed, and another handheld instalment for the Nintendo 3DS scheduled for later this year, the franchise still has plenty of stream left.

Businesses across the UK will likely find their employees over-stretching their lunch breaks, having wandered too far from the office whilst searching for that elusive monster but it’s important that managers and owners also keep an eye on another character – Workie.

Workie

Okay, okay, so this might be stretching things a little, but the importance of Workie isn’t to be frowned upon.

For those that don’t know, Workie is a joint venture between the Department of Work and Pensions and The Pensions Regulator and is designed to put a face to the Workplace Pension Reforms. By creating an easy to recognise character, it is hoped that Workie will reduce the number of small businesses who are failing to comply with automatic enrolment by their staging date.

Research by The Pensions Regulator has found that 79% of employers remember seeing or hearing at least one of Workie’s adverts, whilst also reporting that in general they found them to be memorable.

If you could use some more information on Workie and auto enrolment legislation, book on to tomorrow’s ‘Bite-size Auto Enrolment for Small Businesses’ webinar. Designed to give SMEs an introduction to the pension reforms, as well as how the reforms affect your business and what you can do to prepare.

You can use the button below to secure your place today – just make sure you’re at your desk for 3pm and not out and about completing your Pokédex…

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