Duty of Care Considerations for 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for all employers regarding the importance of the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Some have realised that the health and viability of their business is dependent upon the health and vitality of their workforce.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a wakeup call for all employers regarding the importance of the health and wellbeing of their workforce. Some have realised that the health and viability of their business is dependent upon the health and vitality of their workforce. As we head into 2021, Employers will increase their emphasis on maintaining a healthy and safe workforce as a key driver for the sustainability of their business enterprise.
Employers and organisations previously only concerned with workplace safety soon found themselves facing new considerations and logistical challenges of remote working.
New challenges are now shaping the future of Duty of Care. Infection rates and risks, vulnerable persons, mental health, home violence and schooling are all new consideration’s that are driving a change in the way businesses approach their ‘duty of care’ responsibilities. Organisations have now recognised how vulnerable they are as a business if they don’t protect their employees from these new risks.
As we look to the future, there will be more emphasis on the health aspects of employees. Health and wellbeing have now moved to the top of the agenda, and there it is expected that there will be an increase in preventative measures, but this will be amalgamated with long-term health monitoring of a company and its employees.
Key considerations will be
- an organisation’s inclination to change, seeing this as an opportunity to deliver more value to their people;
- its ability to provide the necessary resources in order to deliver change, despite the economic downturn; and
- the introduction of new regulation and legislation.
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