Four steps employers can take to mitigate health-risks and protect their investments
With heightened concern and debate around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and recent market volatility, you may have questions around what you can or should do to protect your employees and your investment program.
Over the past several months, we’ve learned that companies are justifiably concerned, but not panicking in response to the global crisis. Transparent communication coupled with prompt action based on the facts, are critical right now and can provide a rational way forward for your business, employees, suppliers and customers.
There are a number of proactive steps employers can take to mitigate health-risks and protect their investments from potential global economic impacts. Here are some initial recommendations and perspectives from Mercer that may help inform your thinking around response planning:
For more information on COVID-19 from health organizations, government websites and third-party news articles, please access Roundup: Coronavirus (COVID-19) updated resources for employers.
The coronavirus outbreak remains fluid and dynamic; information can be imperfect and contradictory. We understand that the current unsettled environment may raise many questions and concerns within your organization, and that you may struggle to maintain business as usual. That’s why we urge clients to remain calm and to take immediate yet practical actions to protect employee safety while safeguarding business continuity.