There has been a big shift in corporate responsibility over the past decade – particularly the extent to which corporates take responsibility for their employees. The scope of a business’s duty of care has extended to include health, wellbeing and even the welfare of employee families and broader communities.
But is this responsibility fair on business? And does paternalistic intervention feel appropriate or comfortable for employees? Where should the limits be and to what extent should responsibility be shared with governments, NGOS and individuals themselves?
Experts at a recent roundtable discussed the level to which businesses should be responsible for employees and how this can best work in practice to benefit businesses and individuals.