Dedicated event driving the wellbeing agenda
We were delighted with the turnout at the Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018. True to its name, the event was the largest dedicated corporate wellbeing conference in the HR and wellbeing calendar!
This year the inspiring Opening Keynote was presented by Professor Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School, who discussed the effect that the rise of machines carrying out tasks is having on employee wellbeing. She suggested that organisations could get more out of their workforces by encouraging learning and helping enhance staff "vitality". Organisations and people must adapt to the changing environment we are now in, and we must place great importance on our wellbeing and vitality to be able to continue working into our later lives.
There was a further fantastic line up of expert speakers at the Congress - the overall consensus was that businesses strategically integrating employee wellbeing into their benefits programmes will be more resilient moving forward due to improved staff productivity and motivation.
Presentation slides to be available soon
Bear with us as we upload the presentation slides from the Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 that took place on 5 July.
Slides will be atached to the relevant speaker photo below.
Professor of Management Practice
Senior Civil Servant
Total Rewards Consultant EMEAR
Head of Occupational Health & Safety
Dr. Shaun Davis
Group Director of Safety, Health, Wellbeing & Sustainability
Benefits & Wellbeing Manager
Health and Wellbeing Manager
Total Rewards Partner
Senior Manager - OHW
Associate Director Health and Wellbeing
Michael Heyworth, FCSI
Exec Vice President HR
HR Business Development Director
Dr. Wolfgang Seidl
Workplace Health Consulting Leader, UK and Europe
Workplace Pensions Specialist
Director of Corporate
Head of Marketing
Head of Clinical Sales
Chief Operating Officer, Proactive Health
UK Employee Wellbeing Lead
Head of London’s Consultancy Practise
Head of Health Management
Employee Experience Consultant
Head of Financial Education
UK Health & Protection Product Innovation Lead
Chief Commercial Officer
Director of Analytics & Wellbeing
Senior Financial Planner
Health Assessment Business Lead
Head of Risk and Healthcare
Each year the Employee Wellbeing Congress delivers latest thinking and successful strategies for corporate wellbeing to over 250 senior HR, Reward & Benefits participants. The multi-streamed conference covers physical, mental and financial wellbeing along with building positive cultures. The event also features opportunity for peer-to-peer sharing, plus plenaries, keynotes and panel discussions.
As our recent Employee Wellbeing Research shows, 3/4 of employers are concerned about the impact of high pressure working environments on wellbeing. The report outlines how engagement and culture are key drivers of wellbeing in the workplace. Delegates to the Congress will learn more from the report's findings and pick up a hard copy of the 88-page insight report.
|09.00||Welcome: Philip Hayne, Director, REBA|
|09.05||Wellbeing as an asset: understanding the changing perspectives of government, investors and the boardroom|
• Why asset managers are putting pressure on CEOs to think differently about employees, and what this means for wellbeing
• What leading CEOs say about employee wellbeing: a review of the research
• How government is driving change through employers
Debi O’Donovan, Director, REBA
|09.20||Keynote: Transformation, resilience and survival|
• Why organisations need to think differently about career lifecycles to transform their structure and culture and secure the long-term survival of their businesses
• How employers can support individuals’ need to think differently about their vitality, skills, social networks and personal transformation to meet changing workplace needs
• How government, employers and employees need to connect to drive the success of wellbeing strategies and support transformation
Professor Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice, London Business School
|09.50||The government viewpoint: taking the next steps to ‘Thriving at Work’ – the Stevenson/Farmer review |
Angus Gray, Deputy Director Work & Health Policy, Department for Work & Pensions
|10.10||Panel Q&A, moderated by Beth Robotham, Executive Director, Goldman Sachs|
|11.00||Pick and Mix Sessions: Before and after lunch, delegates will have the opportunity to pick and choose between three streams of breakout sessions designed to enable a more detailed focus on common wellbeing challenges. |
NOTE: times of sessions to be confirmed week commencing 4 June, so order of these sessions could change.
Pick and Mix Sessions
|15.25||Round Table Discussions |
Prevention strategies – embedding wellbeing into your organisation before the problems arise
• Do you, and if so how, conduct horizon scanning protocols (that is, how do you explore what the future might look like to better understand uncertainties your organisation might face) to work out what could most impact employee health and wellbeing strategies?
• What are the biggest future wellbeing challenges that you wish to try to prevent or mitigate at your organisation?
• What initiatives have you run that really impacted employee behaviour to date?
• What proven ROI have you been able to demonstrate for prevention strategies, and what tips can you give to other employers trying to prove the business case for prevention?
|16.10||Case study: MACE|
How healthy is your business: using metrics to provide understanding and recommendations to your leadership team
• Tracking ‘good health’ data as well as absence: focusing on resilience, motivation and engagement
• Gaining an insight into the link between productivity and wellbeing
• Using the data to ensure interventions are more tightly targeted
Judith Grant, Associate Director Health & Wellbeing, Mace Group
|16.30||Top tips panel: The Challenge To Change|
What are the issues which most frequently threaten the effectiveness of an employer’s drive to create a wellbeing culture in the organisation, and how can you overcome them? Learn from our panel of employers who will share three top tips for dealing with the challenges they faced.
Wellbeing Fatigue – how to keep up the momentum
Michael Heyworth, Executive Director, Coutts & Co: REBA Employee Wellbeing Award Winner for Leadership & Culture
Securing employee buy-in
Neil Hopkinson, Total Rewards Partner, SAP
Creating a global wellbeing culture
Charlotte Frost, Benefits & Wellbeing Manager, Schroders
Ensuring personalisation within your wellbeing culture
Claire Hallmey, Wellbeing Manager, Oracle
Secure your place at Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 whilst there is still availability.
REBA Professional Members: you will receive a Promotional Code to gain 100% discount on the price of £499. (Look out for an email or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you don’t spot anything.)
Non-Members: if you are a senior HR professional involved in Wellbeing initiatives for your organisation and you would like to attend the Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018, please send us your details to email@example.com to request a promotional code. Eligible delegates are reward, employee benefits or HR practitioners working in-house for an organisation of 250+ staff.
At the Employee Wellbeing Congress delegates will gain the perspective to build well-rounded wellbeing strategies.
More about Professor Lynda Gratton:
Professor Lynda Gratton will open the event with the topic of "Transformation, resilience and survival" (more details in the Agenda below. Professor Lynda Gratton is a Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs ‘Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Companies’ – considered the world’s leading programme on human resources.
Lynda is the founder of Hot Spots Movement and since 2008 she has led the Future of Work Research Consortium, which has brought together executives from more than 100 companies. Over the last 20 years Lynda has written extensively about the interface between people and organisations including, in 2016, "The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity".