How Morneau Shepell focuses on employees’ well-being amid COVID-19

The Toronto-based HR technology services company, which supports employee financial and emotional well-being services, also helps clients keep their workforces balanced during disasters and other crises. As COVID-19 hit, it took multiple pages from its external playbook to keep its global staff on track.

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Sometimes a crisis turns an organization inside-out; other times, it’s outside-in.

As COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our collective health and wealth, companies have turned their attention to employees’ well-being—emotionally, as well as physically.

For Toronto-based Morneau Shepell, that focus is its stock in trade.

Roderick Cumming, VP for internal communications and member of the Communications Leadership Council, is at the vanguard of ensuring that the global company’s 6000 employees spanning four continents garner all the benefits that Morneau Shepell’s clients enjoy: mental health, emotional health and trauma support, among other HR and employee well-being services, especially in the aftermath of a natural or man-made disaster.

Beyond that, the company website has been offering COVID-19 guidance and information to the public at large, crystallizing the theme that has become universal: “We’re all in this together.”

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