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

Wellbeing in the Workplace was a snapshot into the current world of wellbeing and we want to thank everyone who helped make it a success!

Encompassing everything from how to have a happy and engaged workforce on a budget to the importance of leadership when implementing wellbeing strategies, we hope the day was enlightening and inspiring.

We look forward to seeing you at future Reward events!

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
Lis Robinson, head of work and wellbeing in later life, Department for Work and Pensions, ageing society and state pension directorate
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
Read more: 5 minutes with Becky Thoseby

10:35

Advisory session | Financial Wellbeing: the last taboo of the workplace

  • Taking action: how to influence employees’ saving behaviour and support their financial wellbeing
  • Impacts of poor financial wellbeing on employee engagement and productivity
  • Educating your workforce throughout their working lives
  • Aligning the financial wellbeing strategy with the existing business objectives

Monica Kalia, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Neyber

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
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
Read more: 5 minutes with Susan Gee

14:05

Advisory session | How digital advice is solving the retirement crisis
Employees are facing dire financial circumstances, especially when it comes to funding their retirement. Some won’t be able to retire until much later in life, but many won’t be able to afford to retire at all. There is a solution that’s cost-effective and easy to implement – digital advice. This presentation will explore the impact advice has on the workplace and how it can solve one of the UK’s biggest workforce planning issues.
Phil Blows, director, Wealth Wizards

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
Darren Laverty, author, speaker, financial educator and employee benefits consultant, Secondsight
Laura Matthews, workplace wellbeing consultant, Barnett Waddingham
Andrew Spells, head of wellbeing, British Council

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

Case study | 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?

Eamon Tuhami, founder & ceo, Motivii

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 and drinks reception

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 for 2018.

Thanks to this year's sponsors

Vitality Health Insurance
WEALTH at work

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