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 your business’s bottom line is vital. Join us on 27 September 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
Helen Swire, 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
10:00

Panel discussion | Beating stress in the workplace – Impact and prevention
The pensions sector faces many challenges, from subdued investment returns and poor financial awareness to political and regulatory upheaval. So what can pension managers and trustees do to ensure their schemes and their members are as prepared as possible for whatever life throws at them? Our panellists explore:

  • Practical methods of preventing stress within your workforce
  • What are the impacts of stress on performance and general wellbeing?
  • Reducing stress through improving workforce efficiency
  • How government and NHS policies and guidelines can help employers

Debbie Jeremiah, head of leadership mindfulness programme, GE
Nigel Wilkinson, safety & wellbeing manager, Avis Budget Group

10:40
Advisory session | Details to be confirmed
Speaker to be confirmed
11:00
Re-energise – tea, coffee and networking
11:30
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.
Susan Coulson, director of people, Home Group
11:55
Advisory session | Wellbeing on a budget
How UK-based companies with subsidiaries abroad can give employees access to local wellbeing benefits and services – helping to improve employee engagement and absence management – even on a limited budget. We take a full end-to-end view from ensuring local compliance to achieving global consistency of approach and competitiveness.
Damian Ross, regional manager – UK, Ireland & Nordics, Generali Employee Benefits Network
12:20
Advisory session | Details to be confirmed
Senior representative, Legal & General
12:40
Refuel – lunch and networking
13:40

Case study | 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

Speaker to be confirmed

14:20

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
  • Handling disclosure in the recruitment process
  • Prevention – spotting signs of mental ill health
  • Encouraging disclosure and supporting your staff in the process
    Managing mental ill health alongside disciplinary issues

Panellists to be confirmed

14:45
Advisory session | Details to be confirmed
Speaker 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

16:00
Keynote address | Developing a culture of wellbeing: getting cross-company buy-in
Speaker to be confirmed
16:30
Summary and close
Helen Swire, editor, Reward

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

Venue

The Lowry
Art & Entertainment
Pier 8, The Quays
Salford
M50 3AZ
www.thelowry.com

27 September 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

Editorial

Helen Swire
Editor
020 7618 3419
helen.swire@nqsm.com

Speaker and programme enquires

Rocio Sarriegui
Senior live content development manager
020 76183463
rocio.sarriegui@nqsm.com

Event management

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