Men tend to avoid talking about their own health issues. This may need to change if they want to live a longer and better life.
Menopause is rarely discussed openly, making it even more challenging for women to manage the symptoms in their workplace.
Companies have a vested interest in protecting employees’ mental health and ignoring it can have moral, legal, reputational and economic consequences.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced employers to take quick decisions, many of which may have affected their staff. Lockton was keen to find out more about the consequences of such measures on companies’ employees worldwide.
The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed the way people work, perhaps irrevocably. The health and wellbeing lessons we have learned during this last year are likely to inform our approach to employee benefits long into the future. Before the pandemic, looking at each employee benefit separately was less than ideal, but now it is more essential than ever to take a holistic view of corporate benefits programmes.
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted gaps in employee benefits programmes in many jurisdictions, particularly where social security protection is sketchy. Whilst these gaps may have been plugged hastily, a thorough audit of corporate programmes gives multinational companies the opportunity to enhance the level of cover needed to boost employee morale whilst leveraging economies of scale to keep costs down.
While many economies are set to shrink this year and unemployment is on the rise due to COVID-19 restrictions, the financial consequences have hit the working population in distinct ways.
While research about COVID-19 has made good progress both in relation to symptoms and treatment, knowledge about the lasting effects of COVID-19, referred to as “long COVID”, is still in its infancy.