The House of Lords has recognised the role that the group risk sector will play in helping employers adapt to a post-Covid environment.
In a debate Lord Hunt of Wirral commended the trade body Group Risk Development (Grid) for the important work it is doing supporting employers in the long-term challenges they face.
Grid spokesperson Katharine Moxham says: “We’re pleased that Grid has been directly recognised as having an important part to play in the longer-term challenges facing employers in the recovery from the pandemic.
“This is about much more than the physical adaptations employers will need to make to places of work to ensure employees can return safely. It’s also about the changes they will need to make to improve ways of managing sickness and absence, and this is something the group risk industry is very experienced in. We have been supporting employers of all sizes for decades, helping them to look after their staff and get them back to work.
“We’re keen to work together with government to help deliver a true cultural shift among employers at this difficult time – empowering them to focus on their workforce’s health and wellbeing and thus delivering benefits for workers, businesses, government and society.
“The debate very much focussed on building the foundations for both a stronger economy and stronger society and, as an industry, we’re ready to help with that challenge.”