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Build a wellbeing strategy for a happier,
healthier and engaged workforce

Wellbeing can be a vague term, with many companies finding it difficult to define, and tougher still to justify in a business case.

Is it a frame of mind? Physical fitness? Financial security? General happiness? There is no single answer.

But regardless of how it is defined, wellbeing at work has become a key concern for HR directors in the UK, and it’s easy to see why. Ultimately a workforce that is happier, healthier and present can only be a good thing.

Wellbeing in the Workplace 2017 will address the different strands of a good health and wellness strategy – from promoting physical and emotional health to helping to safeguard your employees’ financial security.

For HR and reward professionals, implementing a cost-effective strategy which will meet the needs of both employees and business’s bottom line is vital. Join us on 27 November to:

  • Learn about new trends in wellbeing and how they will impact your business strategy
  • Discuss cost-effective techniques to enhance wellbeing in your workplace
  • Listen to practical tips on how to create a tailored wellbeing plan that fits varied workforce demographics
  • Discover how your peers are boosting workplace health through technology and apps

Mix and mingle with industry leaders and wellbeing innovators as well as your colleagues in the world of HR: and find out how you can make your workforce happier, healthier and engaged.

Free-to-attend conference for HR and reward practitioners.

Speakers

Programme

09:00
Meet and greet – tea, coffee and registration
09:30
Welcome address | Maggie Williams, consultant editor, Reward
09:35
Keynote address | A healthy ageing workforce: Fuller Working Lives policy and practice
Speaker to be confirmed
10:05

Case study | Doing more for less – cost effective methods to improve employee wellbeing
HR managers and wellbeing professionals are well acquainted with tight budgets – but promoting wellbeing doesn’t need to be an expensive and arduous task. This case study will explore alternative and cost-effective ways of investing in wellbeing to improve productivity and retention, and lower sickness absence costs.
Becky Thoseby, group head of wellbeing, Department for Transport

10:35
Advisory session | Details to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed
10:55
Re-energise – tea, coffee and networking
11:25
Advisory session | Empowering employers to stimulate engagement, change behaviour, reduce healthcare costs and boost productivity
Employers are one of the few stakeholders to directly monetise better health because better health translates into higher productivity. With so many hours spent at work it is important for employers to promote healthy behaviour with their employees.
Based on Insights from one of the largest and most comprehensive health surveys in the UK – Britain’s Healthiest Workplace we look at how you can improve your employees health engagement and deliver tangible benefits for your employees and your organisation.
Greg Levine, sales and distribution director, Vitality
11:45
Advisory session | Unlocking the financial education doors for employees
Employees are being faced with more information, more choices and have many important decisions to make during their working lives and especially at retirement. A growing number of employers are recognising that it makes good business sense to support their employees with a tailored financial education programme helping them make informed decisions that can improve their financial wellbeing. Ian will explain how by following WEALTH at work’s proven 4 step process its corporate clients have been able to achieve their objectives and deliver measurable returns on their investment.
Ian Dearnley, new business manager WEALTH at work
12:05
Case study | Creating a sense of community: building an employee engagement strategy
To have mentally well employees, it’s crucial to create a good atmosphere in the workplace. Whether if it’s about recognition or work-life balance, it’s a must for employers to design a strategy which improves and increases employee engagement. So, what should employers be focused on? How can they put their ideas into practice? This case study will examine the current trends in employee engagement and ask how you can successfully build a sense of community within your workforce.
Rachel Westcott, director of people and organisational development, WaterAid
12:35
Refuel – lunch and networking
13:35

Case study | Fit for work: the role of occupational health
Susan Gee, group occupational health & wellbeing manager, Yorkshire Water

14:05

Advisory session | Details to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed

14:25

Panel discussion | Workplace mental health: taking care of your staff
Poor mental health is the single biggest challenge that exists in the workplace today, with over 91 million working days lost each year due to mental health related absence, while there are millions of people present in work, hiding the challenges they face every day. This panel will discuss:
Why does mental health matter? Employee engagement, absence, accidents, staff turnover and employer brand

  • Why does mental health matter? Employee engagement, absence, accidents, staff turnover and employer brand
  • Prevention – spotting signs of mental ill health
  • Beating stress in the workplace – Practical methods of preventing stress within your workforce
  • Encouraging disclosure and supporting your staff in the process
  • Managing mental ill health alongside disciplinary issues

Paul Barrett, head of wellbeing, Bank Workers Charity
Andrew Spells, head of wellbeing, British Council
Additional panellists to be confirmed

15:05
Re-energise – tea, coffee and networking
15:35

Panel discussion | Looking forward: enhancing technology to boost workplace health

  • Flexibility: how new technology can enable employees to enhance their work/life balance through flexible working hours and home working
  • Keep your employees on track: Wearable technologies and health apps to make raise awareness of, and participation in, physical activities
  • The bottom line: What’s the cost of health and wellbeing tech? And what is the impact in terms of bottom line and return on investment?

Panellists to be confirmed

16:15
Keynote address | Developing a culture of wellbeing: getting cross-company buy-in
Julie Thomas, head of diversity & inclusion, Zurich Insurance
Read more: 5 minutes with Zurich
16:45
Closing remarks

Sponsors

Wellbeing in the Workplace is an unmissable opportunity to showcase your credentials as a wellbeing expert.  Our programme is packed with opportunities to build brand awareness, generate leads and demonstrate thought leadership – contact Kavita Brown, commercial director on 020 7618 3099 to build your perfect package.

Thanks to this year's sponsors

Vitality Health Insurance
WEALTH at work

Venue

Hilton London Bankside
Great Suffolk Street
Bankside
London
SE1 0UG

27 November 2017 | 09:00 – 16:30

Contact us

Sponsorship

Kavita Brown
Commercial director
020 7618 3099
kavita.brown@nqsm.com

Shaun Weeks
Sales executive
020 7618 3062
shaun.weeks@nqsm.com

Speaker and programme enquires

Rocio Sarriegui
Senior live content development manager
020 76183463
rocio.sarriegui@newsquest.co.uk

Event management

Natalie Richards
Head of events
020 7618 3062
natalie.richards@nqsm.com