The aim of the summit was to present an overview of current national policies and initiatives in relation to workforce health, the cost of absenteeism and stress-related absence, as well as presenteeism.
The event included sessions on how to tackle mental and physical health challenges; the importance of happiness and purpose in the workplace; and the benefits and techniques of mindfulness.
This product is a streamed audio file and slide presentations from the conference.
Sixteen sessions recorded live at the event.
|Type:||Presentation recorded at conference|
|Format:||Clickable slide presentations plus streamed audio file only|
|Duration:||16 sessions – varying lengths|
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The aim of the summit was to present an overview of the current national policies and initiatives in relation to workforce health, the cost of absenteeism and stress-related absence, as well as presenteeism.
The event also included networking sessions and smaller breakout groups which tackles mental and physical health challenges; the importance of happiness and purpose in the workplace; and the benefits and techniques of mindfulness.
- Learn how to reduce the level and cost of absenteeism
- Find out how to tackle unhealthy presenteeism
- Get the most up-to-date information on national policies and initiatives
- Understand how to be at ease with mental health issues
- Hear what leaders can do to prevent and tackle health issues at workplace
- Assess the link between wellbeing, happiness and productivity
- Discover how to implement simple ergonomic improvements to make a positive impact on employees’ wellbeing
“According to the newest CIPD absence management survey, over two-fifths (41%) of organisations have seen an increase in reported mental health problems (such as anxiety and depression) over the last 12 months.”
The Event Programme:
Sessions from this conference available in the webinar include:
|Session 02: Overview of the current national policy and initiatives: What Employers need to know
• Why government wants more employers to invest in workplace health
Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)
Session 03: Efficiently Prevent and Manage Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs)
• The role of Human Resources in Population Health. Returning the physical “H” to “HRM”
Dr Andrew Hatch DC, MBA, PhDc, CEO Founder, Global Wellness Centres
Session 04: Leaders and their role in tackling health issues
• Importance of having a robust and visible health & wellbeing strategy
Joseph Hall, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Operations, Thames Water
Session 05: Questions and discussion with the speakers
Session 06: Purpose Wellbeing and Productivity. Inseparable trio. Business Case: How Lindt developed its purpose
Purpose, Wellbeing and Productivity. Inseparable trio. The Business Case: How Lindt developed its purpose
Jenny Lawrence, Head of HR, Lindt & Sprungli
Session 07: Tips for implementing a successful worksite wellness program
• Understand your employees
Helen Houghton, Head of Occupational Health and Wellbeing Health, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals
|Session 08: Questions and discussion with the speakers|
|Session 09: Knowledge share networking session|
|Session 10: Why the future of wellness is digital
• Delivery, engagement & data: 3 key challenges for company wellness initiatives
• Why digital is an essential part of a multi-channel, wide-reaching, inclusive strategy
Andrew Reynolds, Managing Director, Revitalised Ltd
|Session 11: The impact of the Fit for Work service – a year on
• Impact of health and work service on OH
Chris Rhodes, Chief Nursing Officer, Fit for Work
|Session 12: Questions and discussion with the speakers|
|Session 13: Make the best use of technology to enhance your wellbeing programmes in the workplace
• Find out which technology solutions are best for your health and wellbeing programme
Jo Salter, People and Organisations, PwC
|Session 14: Why the costs, causes and impacts of presenteeism can no longer be ignored
Kate Markland, Managing Director and Susie Griffin, Business Director, The Markland Consultancy
|Session 15: Promoting positive mental health at work
• How performance and effectiveness at work is largely dependent on mental health and wellbeing
Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, MIND
|Session 16: Questions and discussion with the speakers|
Selected Speakers biographies:
|Ann McCracken, Vice President, ISMA – International Stress Management Association UK
Ann McCracken specialises in developing a positive and resilient working culture in organisations by introducing effective strategies in performance and wellbeing at all levels.
|Professor Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, Institute for Employment Studies (IES)
Stephen was Director of the Centre for Workforce Effectiveness at The Work Foundation and an Honorary Professor at Lancaster University.
|Dr Andrew Hatch, CEO Founder, Global Wellness Centres
Dr Andrew Hatch is a researcher and US Board certified and licensed physician, technique specialist and international lecturer. He specialises in functional neurology, neuro-musculoskeletal re-education, posture correction providing whole person preventive and therapeutic care.
|Joseph Hall, Head of Health, Safety and Wellbeing Operations, Thames Water
Joe is Head of Safety, Health and Wellbeing for the Wholesale Water business at Thames Water and has worked at
|Jenny Lawrence, HR Director, Lindt & Sprüngli (UK) Ltd
Jenny joined Lindt in Jan 2014 and is their HR Director, responsible for the UKI HR strategy.
|Helen Houghton, Head of Health, Wellbeing and Occupational Health, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals
Helen is the lead for Health and Wellbeing at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (DBH). Her
|Andrew Reynolds, Managing Director, Revitalised Ltd
Andy Reynolds, founder of Revitalised Ltd, has been providing digital solutions to the health & wellbeing industry for more than 12 years.
An accomplished speaker, he is passionate about making the latest technology available to businesses and endusers, helping to educate, communicate and motivate people to lead a balanced healthy lifestyle within the workplace and wider community.
He studied English, PE & Sport Science at Loughborough University and founded Revitalised in 2004.
|Chris Rhodes, Chief Nursing Officer, Fit for Work
Chris has spent over 20 years delivering and managing occupational services across a wide client base that includes the gas industry, rail, construction, NHS services and media. She developed a keen interest in tropical disease working with the BBC and their Natural History Unit.
Prior to working in the occupational health sector, Chris spent time working in the Falkland Islands as a ward sister in trauma and general medicine as well as working as a UK-based practice nurse. She has worked with Fit for Work assembling and managing a large multi-disciplinary team of health professionals to deliver the Fit for Work service, since October 2014.
|Jo Salter, People and Organisations, PwC
Jo currently leads a team at PwC focusing on innovation in digital, analytics and insight for the People & Organisation practice. She is passionate about technology and the ways that digital solutions can impact employee health and wellbeing and in turn business performance.
Jo has over 25 years’ of experience in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors and has led a variety of transformational change and strategic review programmes across industry.
For over 15 years, Jo has worked as an Associate Lecturer for the Open University Business School teaching management and is the author of two books focusing on using personal energy for high achievement. She was also the first female fast-jet pilot in the Royal Air Force and has a real interest in what drives high performance.
|Kate Markland, Managing Director, The Markland Consultancy
Kate is an experienced health professional who has worked within the Health and Wellbeing arena for over 15 years. Kate set up Centres of Excellence for Physiotherapy within Swindon and Cirencester.
It was through the clinic corporate contracts that she realised Health and Wellbeing, within the workplace, needed an injection of care and strategic planning.
Kate is passionate about delivering excellence and care through strategic analysis to assist businesses understand the costs, causes and impacts of presenteeism and absenteeism.
In 2014 The Markland Consultancy was formed to help businesses understand how the poor health and wellbeing of their employees impacts their bottom line and crucially, how to measure and implement targeted interventions to ensure ROI and VOI.
|Susie Griffin, Business Director, The Markland Consultancy
Susie started her career as a Captain in the Army and went onto to develop an outstanding career, spanning 20 years+, within Operations in a variety of global conglomerates including Amazon, Sara Lee and PepsiCo.
Her work within Operations covered Health, Safety and Security, Facilities and Estates Management and Business Cultural Development. Susie joined Kate in 2014 and The Markland Consultancy was born out of their different skill sets, backgrounds and expertise.
The Markland Consultancy is uniquely placed to understand a businesses operational and health needs. Susie is passionate about delivering excellence of performance and care through an aligned business culture to ensure ROI and VOI.
|Emma Mamo, Head of Workplace Wellbeing, MIND
Emma is Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind. Emma joined Mind in 2007 and since 2010 has led MIND’s campaigning for mentally healthy workplaces – playing a pivotal role in thought leadership to position mental health in the workplace as a key priority for employers and Government.