SUPPORTING STAFF THROUGH TRAUMATIC EVENTS IS NOT OFTEN THE PRIMARY REASON THAT EMPLOYERS PURCHASE GROUP RISK PRODUCTS OR EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES. HOWEVER, SUPPORT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE WITHIN MANY GROUP RISK POLICIES BUT MOST ARE HUGELY UNDER-UTILISED ACCORDING TO GRID, THE BODY REPRESENTING THE GROUP RISK INDUSTRY.
Katharine Moxham, spokesperson for Group Risk Development, (GRiD) explained: “We are living in a fairly uncertain world at the moment which, alone, can give rise to increased stress and anxiety among employees. However, those that experience or witness a traumatic event themselves may need additional support but knowing just how to deliver that can be a concern for employers.”
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