All organisations have an obligation to look after their employees’ health, safety and welfare. This is especially important during the coronavirus pandemic, which has not only exacerbated physical health needs, but has also shone a light on mental health and wellbeing in times of emotional and financial difficulty.
According to research by the Trades Union Congress (TUC), a worker in the UK is made ill due to stress at work every two minutes. It’s essential that all employers take the time to look after their employees, and with remote working currently in place for many, this can prove more difficult.
Remote working doesn’t have to be a barrier to looking after your employees’ health. Digital employee benefits schemes, such as employee assistance programmes, hospital treatment insurance and cash plans can be put in place to assist employees wherever they are, at any time.
Read more about how employers can fulfil their obligations to safeguard staff health and wellbeing in our blog – 3 ways to look after your employees’ health.