A range of robust, but practical measures, have been put in place to ensure the health and safety of Quilter International employees.
Most of the company’s 400+ workers here on the Island have been working from home during the lockdown, and now that social distancing restrictions have been lifted the firm’s employees have returned to HQ at King Edward Bay House in Onchan.
Peter Kenny, CEO, Quilter International, praised colleagues for their excellent response during the lockdown. He told B365: “It has been inspiring to see how everyone has worked together and gone the extra mile to support one another and maintain the service we provide to clients and advisers. Of course, even though social distancing restrictions have been lifted there is no room for complacency, so the health, safety, and wellbeing of our employees continues to be our top priority. We have put in place a range of measures to ensure we’re ‘staying responsible’ during this phase in which we must all adapt to a new normal.”
Enhanced cleaning and hygiene procedures have been introduced with sanitizing wipes and hand gels readily available to all employees. Strict procedures remain in place for anyone who thinks they have Covid-19 symptoms, as well as visitors to the premises, to ensure traceability. Staff also have access to information and support covering all aspects of health and wellbeing through the company’s Thrive programme. Quilter International is continuing to closely monitor Isle of Man Government announcements and, in the unfortunate event of a ‘second spike’ in Covid-19 cases, the business is ready to bring in social distancing and other related measures if it is necessary to comply with Government guidelines and industry best practice.
As with many businesses, working from home during the lockdown has prompted renewed interest in the opportunities which flexible working offers for employees and the company as a whole. Across the Quilter plc group, the company is in the process of engaging with employees using focus groups to gather views about what the future of work could look like.