Return to work support
The impact of COVID-19 on Australian businesses has been both positive and negative. Some businesses, such as supermarkets and certain manufacturers – whilst having to deal with unprecedented supply chain issues – will ultimately thrive. Whereas others, such as restaurants or retailers who have taken a heavy hit during lockdown restrictions, are now struggling to recover. Australian employers will be managing their way through a situation never before experienced, with employees that are uncertain about their future.
With government restrictions lifting, businesses must adapt to reopen or continue operations in their workplace safely, as well as care for the physical and mental health and wellbeing of employees.
Returning to the workplace at this uncertain time presents great challenges and opportunities for organisations, particularly when managing people risk. 84% of attendees at a recent Marsh webinar expressed concern around returning to the workplace. Almost 20% of global respondents in a recent Mercer survey have no plans to develop a return-to-work policy for those who contract the virus.
Now more than ever, it is critical for employers to step up and alleviate fear and demonstrate care for your people, whilst also meeting legislative obligations to reduce the risk of a COVID-19 infection in your workplace.
Act now: Mercer Marsh Benefits’ people risk consulting team can help you get your greatest asset back to work and thriving. Fill out this brief form and we will get in touch.
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Workers’ Compensation cost is minimised if employers can return their employees back to work in a timely manner. If they cannot return to their pre-injury role, a new role with their existing employer must be identified, or alternatively, a new role with a new employer.
Our team of specialists in workers’ compensation are supported by over 350 allied health professionals across Australia focused on achieving exceptional Return to Work or Redeployment outcomes.