Ensuring the health and wellbeing of employees whilst Feeding the Nation

The retail sector is under immense pressure. Employees are classified as key workers. They are providing an essential service to ensure our shelves are stocked. How does the sector look after the health and wellbeing of colleagues whilst they continue Feeding the Nation.

The next in our series of insights into how businesses are handling the Covid-19 crisis focuses on the retail sector. We caught up with Jamie Lawson of Asda, one of the UK’s largest retailers to learn about their response to the current crisis.

About Jamie Lawson

Jamie has worked for Asda for over 10 years and worked on various large scale projects. Recently he has worked on the implementation of the organisational design and development strategy for the entire UK business. He has led the people agenda for around 6,000 colleagues in the North of England, with responsibility for recruitment, learning & development, talent management, change and engagement. Currently a senior leader within Reward, Jamie has responsibility for the pay and reward strategy for colleagues throughout the UK.

Jamie chats with Julie Mordue, our Client Relationship Manager about Asda’s response to the Covid-19 crisis including the recruitment of 15,000 additional employees to help in Feeding the Nation, the impact on the HR function, looking after the health and wellbeing of colleagues, and planning for normalcy. Watch the full interview here.