Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 in association with REBA

For senior HR, reward & benefits professionals driving the wellbeing agenda in their organisations

05/07/2018 08:45 - 17:00 155 Bishopsgate
2018-07-05 08:45:002018-07-05 17:00:00Europe/LondonEmployee Wellbeing Congress 2018 in association with REBAThe Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018 is the largest dedicated corporate wellbeing conference in the HR and wellbeing calendar. Since its launch this event has gone from strength to strength, and it enjoys unprecedented support from across the reward & benefits sector, as well as from the hundreds of employers who attend each year.We're delighted that the Opening Keynote to this year's Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018 will be presented by Professor Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. If you're concerned about justifying the cost of wellbeing initiatives, her presentation will help you be better informed when talking to your board.155 BishopsgateREBAadmin@reba.global

The 3rd annual Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 in association with REBA

The Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018 is the largest dedicated corporate wellbeing conference in the HR and wellbeing calendar. Since its launch this event has gone from strength to strength, and it enjoys unprecedented support from across the reward & benefits sector, as well as from the hundreds of employers who attend each year.

We're delighted that the Opening Keynote to this year's Employee Wellbeing Congress on 5 July 2018 will be presented by Professor Lynda Gratton, Professor of Management Practice at London Business School. If you're concerned about justifying the cost of wellbeing initiatives, her presentation will help you be better informed when talking to your board.

Speakers include:

Lynda Gratton

Lynda Gratton

Professor of Management Practice

Fiona Buchanan

Fiona Buchanan

Exec Vice President HR

Rhys Davies

Rhys Davies

Head Of People Insights

James Devine

Deputy Chief Exec & Exec Director of HR & OD

Daniella Brackpool

Benefits Manager

Josie Lazenby

Senior Manager - OHW

Michelle Bradshaw

Michelle Bradshaw

Compensation & Benefits Director UK, Ireland & Israel

Charlotte Frost

Charlotte Frost

Benefits & Wellbeing Manager

Judith Grant

Associate Director Health and Wellbeing

Michael Heyworth, FCSI

Executive Director

Debi O'Donovan

Debi O'Donovan


Neil Hopkinson

Total Rewards Partner

Ally Antell

UK Health & Protection Product Innovation Lead

Jeanette Makings

Jeanette Makings

Head of Financial Education

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Senior Financial Planner

Vanessa Sallows

Vanessa Sallows

Benefits & Governance Director

Jo Elphick

Jo Elphick

Head of Marketing

Marcus Herbert

Health Assessment Business Lead

David Walker

David Walker


Allyson Gayle

Head of Risk and Healthcare

Anna Spender

Director of Analytics & Wellbeing

John Dean

Chief Commercial Officer

Stuart Hopley

Workplace Pensions Specialist

Pam Whelan

Pam Whelan

Director of Corporate

Olga Skouteli

Employee Experience Consultant

Gaby Joyner

Senior Director

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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.

Employee Wellbeing Congress 2018 in association with REBA


09.00Welcome: Philip Hayne, Director, REBA
09.05Wellbeing 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
09.20Keynote: 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
09.50The government viewpoint: taking the next steps to “Thriving at Work”
Speaker tbc
10.10Panel Q&A 

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

Breakouts will include:

AWARD WINNER CASE STUDY: Virgin Atlantic & Virgin Holidays
Working Well, Living Better: aligning benefits provision to meet wellbeing objectives
• Background and drivers
• Defining our Wellbeing and benefits strategy  - time for change! 
• Supporting our people with physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
• Providing insights to our leaders
• Communicating and engaging with our people 
Daniella Brackpool, Benefits Manager & Josie Lazenby, Senior Manager Occupational Health & Wellbeing, Virgin Atlantic

AWARD WINNER CASE STUDY: Causeway Technologies
Successfully delivering an evidence-based mental wellbeing strategy to create cultural change
• Information gathering: identifying the causes for stress and the subsequent impact on wellbeing and productivity
• Creating a communication programme that engaged a predominantly male workforce around sensitive issues: choosing the right language
• Designing a package of support and benefits to meet clear objectives
• Measuring the impact to determine and improve ROI
Fiona Buchanan, Executive Vice President HR, Causeway Technologies

Engaging employees in physical wellbeing
• Listening to your employees to design your wellbeing benefits and track their effectiveness
• Ideas for physical wellbeing initiatives which have worked for a geographically diverse workforce
• Using your intranet and other digital communication platforms to engage your employees and drive cultural change
Rhys Davies, Head of People Insights, Three UK

How to build a financial wellbeing strategy that supports all the different demographics within your workforce
• Hear from state Award Winning HRD James Devine who re-engineered Medway Trust’s engagement strategy with financial wellbeing at the heart of the programme.
• Building a business case for the board to sign off
• How to begin the audit to understand the stress points within the workforce
• Using technology to enable engagement
James Devine, Deputy Chief Executive & Executive Director of HR & Organisational Development, Medway NHS Health Trust

Leadership, management and culture: how to build a resilient workplace
Highly dynamic work environments need energy and endurance from everyone involved. With 45% of employees finding stressful periods at work reducing the quality of their work and negatively impacting their relationships with family and friends*, organisations need to focus on helping their people (employees and leaders) be stronger, more resilient and ‘fit’ for work.
• Unpacking the three key pillars of a resilient culture
• Sharing client examples of practical interventions for leaders, managers and employees
• Offering employee insights for a more engaged, productive and innovative workforce
Gaby Joyner, Senior Director, and Olga Skouteli, Employee Experience Consultant, Willis Towers Watson
[*Source: 2017 WTW Global Benefits Attitudes Survey, United Kingdom] 

Not A Red Card: the barriers to talking about mental health at work and what employers can do to overcome them 
Based on learnings from roundtable sessions held at Legal & General’s Not A Red Card Forum in October…
• Identifying the 5 common challenges that businesses of all sizes face when breaking down the taboo surrounding talking about mental health at work 
• Learn practical steps that your organisation can take to overcome them
Vanessa Sallows, Benefits & Governance Director, Group Protection & Insurance, Legal & General 

Identifying the gaps in your wellbeing strategy through a wellbeing appraisal 
• Learn how a new approach to appraising your wellbeing delivery can help identify next priorities – whether your organisation is at the beginning of your wellbeing journey or already on it 
• How to get the insights you need to create the business case for further wellbeing investment 
• Understanding how engaging employees in your appraisal can drive engagement in a wellbeing culture 
Allyson Gayle, Head of Risk and Healthcare, Premier 

Financial wellbeing: finding the best education, advice and savings solutions for your people 
To succeed, a financial wellbeing strategy needs three things: education; access to advice for those that need more help; and access to a range of savings solutions for those that are happy to do it themselves. 
• When looking at education, what works and what doesn’t?
• What are the do’s and don’ts of appointing a financial adviser?
• How can you equip your employees so they can find the best savings and investments?
Jeanette Makings, Head of Financial Education, Close Brothers & Simon Williams, Financial Planner, Close Brothers

Low cost, effective strategies that will change behaviours to improve employees’ financial wellbeing
Financial wellbeing is increasingly recognised as the critical element of an employee wellbeing strategy.  Employees need help, and businesses want to help them.  However, to change financial habits can be tough, and creating programmes that make a lasting impact requires a fundamental understanding of human behaviours.  We will discuss: 
• The business case for financial wellbeing
• Limitations of current approaches
• Ideas for low-cost, effective strategies 
Jo Elphick, UK Marketing Director, MetLife

Integrating a pro-active approach to employee mental wellbeing: creating processes to identify at-risk employees and ensure preventative action
Ally Antell, UK Health & Protection Product Innovation Lead, Aviva

30 facts that will change your approach to wellbeing forever
David Walker, Chief Commercial Officer, Personal Group

Creating your wellbeing dashboard: keeping metrics manageable
Anna Spender, Director of Analytics & Wellbeing, Psyon & John Dean, Chief Commercial Officer, Punter Southall Health & Protection

Making financial wellbeing fun: strategies for engaging employees in money and mental health
• Exploring a variety of supporting ideas and techniques across digital media, including gamification and events, to engage employees in financial wellbeing and retirement planning 
• Why and how creating enjoyment around financial issues can change attitudes
• Learn from a number of employer experiences
Stuart Hopley, Workplace Pensions Specialist, Scottish Widows 

Data-driven wellbeing strategies: how to use data and MI to drive the effectiveness of your wellbeing strategy
• How can you use absence data in a confidential and responsible way to help improve the health and wellbeing of your workforce? 
• Understanding how to work with aggregated anonymised data to identify strategies to mitigate or prevent work-related health problems - from offering physiotherapy for engineers with muscular-skeletal problems to offering free flu vaccinations
Marcus Herbert, Health Assessment Business Lead, Nuffield Health

15.00Round table discussions
16.10Employer case study tbc

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.

Speakers include:
Wellbeing Fatigue – how to keep up the momentum
Michael Heyworth, Executive Director, Coutts & Co: REBA Employee Wellbeing Award Winner for Leadership & Culture

Delivering the metrics to convince your leadership team
Judith Grant, Associate Director Health & Wellbeing, Mace Group

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
Michelle Bradshaw, Compensation & Benefits Director UK, Ireland & Israel, Oracle

17.10Summing up

Wellbeing Research 2018

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 events@reba.global 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 events@reba.global 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".


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