The employee experience creates great places to work and is a key driver of overall performance and wellbeing of an organisation, and therefore it was at the centre of the programme for the REBA Wellbeing Congress 2023.
The best sessions and speakers, meticulous organisation, the right people from the right organisations engaging with providers to improve their wellbeing strategies. Brilliant!
Business Development Director, Zest Benefits
Great energy, great audience, great exhibitors – lots of partnership conversations, not just client conversations. You nailed the event!
Director, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing
There has never been a more exciting – or challenging – time to re-shape and re-design reward and benefits strategies, so that they support organisations that are high performing, more creative, sustainable and resilient in the short, medium and long-term.
Employee wellbeing remains at the heart of these strategies, positively impacting talent, careers and life stages. This is especially vital during an economic recession where the risks of quiet quitting, skills shortages and serious financial stressors on workers could hold back business potential and growth.
Embedding employee welfare and wellbeing at the heart of reward and benefits decisions is critical. It provides the ultimate future experience advantage that businesses need today, because when work is at its best so are employees.
The REBA Wellbeing Congress 2023 featured the most extensive, curated exhibition of 80+ specialist vendors for delegates to discuss their bespoke strategic needs with, alongside a content programme of inspirational keynotes, topical speaker sessions & workshops, and practical knowledge exchange in roundtable discussion.
Bruce Daisley opened the day with a thought-provoking and evidence-based talk "Using connection, community and wellbeing to manage new expectations and experiences of work" that explored how we can improve employee experience and wellbeing through better connections, community and cohesive cultures.
Bruce talked about how employers can help teams to cope better, to build better teamwork and how they themselves can thrive in this new workplace.
We were delighted to welcome Davina McCall as the closing keynote speaker. REBA Director, Debi O’Donovan talked to Davina about life, work and wellbeing.
She inspired, engaged and energised the audience while discussing many things including supporting an ageing workforce, women's and men's health initiatives, nutrition and more. As a well-known media personality and advocate for healthy living, she also talked about the positives and negatives surrounding social media and how it impacts mental health.
If you missed picking up a complimentary digital or print copy of the brand new REBA Employee Wellbeing Research 2023, in assocation with AXA Health, from their stand, then you can download it here. The report published on 22 June, and is exclusively available to attendees to the event (and REBA Members). It's packed full of insights, trends and benchmarking data to support your strategic decision-making, so make sure you get a copy!
Fantastic event, excellent vibe plus insightful strategic takeaways for our wellbeing programme.
Global Procurement Manager, BP
Very informative, useful networking with colleagues and great talking to a range of relevant suppliers.
Senior Manager, Deloitte LLP
Best-selling author, host of leading business podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat and influential workplace expert,
Bruce Daisley is a best selling author and technology leader from the UK. He has become regarded as one the most respected thought leaders on the subject of workplace culture and the future of work. His prior business career saw him spend 12 years running Twitter in Europe and previously YouTube in the UK. He left Twitter as its most senior leader outside of the US.
He's a disruptor who is driven to make work better and use evidence to find ways of improving workplace culture, and on this theme hosts is own podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat.
In 2022 his second book, Fortitude, became a smash top 5 bestseller in the Sunday Times charts. It follows the remarkable success of his debut title, The Joy of Work, which was a Sunday Times number one business bestseller in spring 2019. The Financial Times made it Book of the Month and it was shortlisted for CMI Management Book of the Year. His Audible Original, No Office Required was a top 10 audiobook on its release in January 2021.
He has been rated as the top leader in the UK tech sector by Campaign Magazine. In a prestigious survey of CEOs and MDs, in 2020 Bruce was again named the “Fantasy Hire” that most leaders would like to make – his fourth time of winning the accolade (other names placed included Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Martin Sorrell). He regularly ranks as the top-rated speaker at conferences in the US and the UK.
Davina is firmly established as one of the nation's most loved TV broadcasters, with hit series that include Long Lost Family, The Masked Singer, The Masked Dancer and the ground breaking documentaries Sex, Myths and the Menopause and Sex, Mind and the Menopause.
Davina has become a passionate advocate for raising awareness about the menopause and as well as fronting two critically acclaimed C4 documentaries and speaking at corporate events, she has also released her book Menopausing.
Davina has also built a successful fitness empire, encompassing no less than 15 fitness DVD releases with sales of over 1.4 million and an online site Own Your Goals Davina.
In 2007 Davina was signed up by Garnier, where she remains one of their key brand ambassadors, and she is also an ambassador for retailer JDWilliams.