Germany mulls manslaughter probe into deadly floods
German prosecutors on Monday said they were looking into whether there were grounds to investigate negligence causing deaths in the recent floods.
Massive flooding devastated towns and villages across western Germany
At least 180 people were killed in severe floods that battered towns in western Germany in July.
The disaster prompted people to question whether authorities had done enough to warn residents ahead of time.
In a statement, Germany’s public prosecutor office said that it was examining whether to initiate preliminary proceedings on “negligent homicide and negligent bodily harm as the result of possibly failed or delayed warnings or evacuations of the population.”
The evidence could include police reports on the deaths of 12 people in a care facility in the town of Sinzig, as well as news reports of the disaster, according to the statement…
The Future Of Work Is Employee Well-Being
As remote working blurs the line between work and life, HR leaders are prioritizing employee well-being and mental health. This focus on nurturing employee well-being is critical to developing workplace resilience.
The Future Workplace 2021 HR Sentiment survey found that 68% of senior HR leaders (of which 40% were CHROs) rated employee well-being and mental health as a top priority. It’s no wonder this is a priority for HR leaders as the corporate well-being market is now estimated to be $20.4 Billion in the U.S. and is forecasted to grow to $87.4 Billion by 2026.
In our recent Future Workplace Virtual Summit attended by senior leaders in HR, Talent, and Corporate Learning, we polled leaders on what their organization has done to focus on employee well-being. We learned that nearly 70% of our members are offering workplace flexibility. Nearly half are supplementing this with expanded well-being benefits such as free online counseling sessions, or training leaders on empathic leadership, and a third are funding corporate subscriptions for online…