Regardless of which phase of the pandemic lifecycle we are in, an organisation’s people should be at the heart of its response strategy. The following are some key areas you should consider (and their corresponding pandemic lifecycle stage) to ensure continual functioning of your business without jeopardising the wellbeing of your employees.
Businesses today not only compete for customers, they also compete for employees. Yet attracting, retaining, and maximising productivity of talent can be as challenging as building the business.
When New Zealand makes it through this pandemic and businesses impacted by COVID-19 start to re-build, there will be increased competition for talent across all industries.
The businesses that are most attractive to employees differentiate their people value proposition in many ways. Benefits can be a key part of this. Including an employee health and benefits offer that is tailored to the people they want to attract and retain and to lead in their industry or the talent pool they are targeting, can be a key value point that sets them apart.
Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) is a collaboration between Marsh and Mercer Consulting, which between them have more than 50 years’ experience in the employee benefits brokerage and consulting businesses. Together we represent one of the largest employee benefit consultancy and brokerage businesses in New Zealand.
The experienced MMB team can develop a bespoke Employee Benefits Program — with a single source for managing the associated costs, risks, and complexities.
The result? A collaborative-based approach providing a competitive benefits program that can better serve your employees, who in turn, help your business thrive in a competitive marketplace. MMB can also support clients by arranging:
The world of work has changed dramatically as workplaces adjust to protect employees from the spread of COVID-19. Employers are shifting to work-from-home arrangements, with some testing these measures for the very first time.
Home has become the new workplace for many across New Zealand, and data tells us every effort needs to be made to help mitigate injury and help keep your employees healthy, safe and productive whilst working from home.
The Wellnz team can help businesses to:
A healthy workforce is a productive workforce. Whether you have a legislative requirement to monitor your staff’s health or you are just looking to encourage a healthy work environment – Wellnz can create a solution to suit.
The current COVID–19 situation lends itself to Wellnz being able to support the health and wellbeing of employees.
The following services can be provided:
All of our programs can also be tailored to your industry, to ensure that they are relevant to the business environment your employees operate in.
Mental illness impacts 1 in 6 New Zealanders with many workplaces now recognising that keeping their employees safe at work doesn’t just mean physically but mentally as well.
The current COVID-19 situation is unprecedented, with many New Zealanders now concerned about both the health impacts and financial impacts of this pandemic. It is very likely that employees will be experiencing elevated levels of stress and anxiety, so it is critical to ensure that your managers, supervisors and employees understand mental health.
Wellnz can support your business with a variety of mental health and wellbeing services to help business leaders effectively manage mental health issues in the workplace. These include:
COVID-19 will have a material impact on many businesses in New Zealand, and that impact may be positive or negative. Some businesses, such as supermarkets and certain manufacturers will thrive, whilst others will be going through tough times. What is clear however is all New Zealand employers will be managing their way through a situation never before experienced, with employees that are uncertain around their future.
ACC fees will be minimised if employers can return their employees back to work in a timely manner. If they cannot return to their pre injury role then a new role with their existing employer must be identified or if this is not possible a new role with a new employer.
At Wellnz (a business of Marsh NZ Ltd), we understand the complexities that come with supporting and managing staff with injuries. With 20 years experience, we have the people and knowledge to assist employers to better manage their workplace injuries, non-work injuries, or serious illness absenteeism caused by issues such as cancer, cardiovascular or mental health illnesses.
Alpha (a business of Marsh NZ Ltd) provides customised vocational rehabilitation solutions, assessments, work trials, work ready and pre-employment programmes, graduated return to work assistance, placement services and in work support.
As COVID-19 continues to affect how we all do business and interact with one another, we are committed to continue to deliver timely and relevant information to our clients and broader community. If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation about the impact coronavirus is having on your business, please reach out to your Marsh representative, or email us here.
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