By Emma Simon 8 December 2020.
The outlook for the group risk and healthcare industries is buoyant for 2021, despite the ongoing challenges presented by the Covid pandemic.
Delegates at Corporate Adviser’s Workplace Protection and Wellbeing Conference retained an optimistic outlook, saying the health crisis had led to a renewed focus on employee health and wellbeing in the workplace.
Dr Wolfgang Seidl who leads Mercer’s Workplace Health Consulting in the UK described 2020 as a “watershed moment” for the industry.
He said that there was more of a focus on employee health and their mental health. “Clients have woken up to the importance of having an overall health strategy.” He adds that as we move into what is likely to be the deepest recession in living memory, the cost of providing an effective health strategy will clearly be of prime importance for many clients.
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