The transition to working from home has gone incredibly smoothly overall, enabling seamless communication between brokers, cedents and reinsurers. Technological advancement has facilitated this transition but human behaviors are equally important in ensuring colleagues continue to feel “connected” to their co-workers, clients and the overall market. Communication on an ongoing basis will be key to ensure this connectivity is maintained.
October 10 marked annual World Mental Health Day, and as the coronavirus pandemic has spread, staff mental wellbeing has risen rapidly up the corporate agenda. Human resource directors and their teams have had to move quickly to put systems and processes in place to help employees work from home safely, productively and, for many, happily, according to Wolfgang Seidl, Partner at Guy Carpenter-affiliate Mercer.
The crisis is far from over, and the economy is in the midst of one of the deepest global recessions in living memory. And perhaps for the first time, a public health issue lies at the heart of an economic catastrophe. As such, employers have now woken up to the importance of having a health strategy in place.