Workplace Wellbeing and Stress Summit 2014 Webinars

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The business case for caring for workers is irrefutable. Being seen as a ‘caring organisation’ will build the business as an employer of choice thus driving engagement, retention and productivity. However, according to research by UNUM, one-in-five workers feel levels of wellbeing have got worse in the last three years.

This conference offered HR, OH and wellbeing professionals the chance to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of implementing wellness programmes.  It will teach you to build resilience and tackle stress among employees.  You’ll also enjoy hearing about the business case for wellbeing programs and how to get buy-in from senior leaders.

A streamed audio file and slide presentations from the conference.

Fifteen sessions recorded live at the event.

Description

Type: Presentation recorded at conference
Format: Clickable slide presentations plus streamed audio file only
Duration: 15 sessions – varying lengths

Where to find the presentations

Once you have paid, login and then return to this page.  A tab will appear above with links to the presentations.


Overview

The business case for caring for workers is irrefutable. Being seen as a ‘caring organisation’ will build the business as an employer of choice thus driving engagement, retention and productivity. However, according to research by UNUM, one-in-five workers feel levels of wellbeing have got worse in the last three years.

This conference offered HR, OH and wellbeing professionals the chance to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of implementing wellness programmes.  It will teach you to build resilience and tackle stress among employees.  You’ll also enjoy hearing about the business case for wellbeing programs and how to get buy-in from senior leaders.

What this event will do for you:

  • Examine the impact of agelessness and mindfulness
  • Successful strategies to reduce stress and build resilience
  • Move the mental health agenda forward in your organisation
  • Develop active working and look at the benefits of sit /stand
  • Embed wellbeing champions and ensure longevity of wellness programmes

The Event Programme:

Sessions from this conference available in the webinar include:

Session 01: Introduction and opening by the conference chair

Nick Achilleos, Director, The Stress Management Society

Session 02: Wellbeing: why the Finance Director should take notice

  • Talent management and retention of the best talent
  • What’s the role of wellbeing in talent management, and in creating a business environment that people want to work in?
  • Examining the trends that have driven this, and what do they mean for wellbeing priorities?
  • Impacts of future trends like agelessness and mindfulness

Tim Jackson, Head of Marketing Strategy, UNUM

Session 03: Exploring the concept of mindfulness

Monika Misra Commercial & support functional business leads

Session 04: Questions and discussion with the speakers

Session 05: Knowledge share networking session

Session 06: Building personal resilience in leaders and managers

  • Positioning resilience differently to stress management
  • Thinking about your own context and pressure points
  • Developing strategies to foster resilience in yourself and in your team

Dr Amy Armstrong, Research Fellow, Ashridge

Session 07: Managing absence and return to work

Chris Moore, Head of Major Accounts, Simplyhealth and Dr Jill Miller, Research Advisor, CIPD

Session 08: Questions and discussion with the speakers

 Session 09: Practical steps to recognise and relieve stress

  • Successful interventions that will reduce stress and develop resilience
  • Promoting individual management of mental resilience
  • Recognising warning signs and support
  • Stress risk assessments and risk factors

David Brackwell, HR lead for Organisational Health and Inclusion, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Session 10: Knowledge share networking session

Session 11: Moving the mental health agenda forward in the organisation

  • Taking the stigma out of mental ill-health
  • Helping managers demystify mental health issues
  • Ensuring all employees feel supported
  • Getting senior managers on-board

Fiona Davidson, HR Operations Manager and Elsa Belugou, UK HR Consultant- Health & Wellbeing, Telefónica UK

Session 12: Questions and discussion with the speakers
Session 13: Proactive strategies to manage stress

  • Making the most of internal resources
  • Providing coaching and mindfulness sessions
  • Preventative strategies before a problem occurs
  • Building engagement and maintaining momentum

Lisa Fowlie, Health and Safety Adviser, Bangor University

Session 14: Improving wellbeing on a budget

  • Top tips for wellbeing on a budget
  • Wellbeing champions involvement
  • The role of communications and line management

Nigel Wilkinson, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Avis Budget Group EMEA

Session 15: Questions and discussion with the speakers

Selected speakers biographies:

 

 Nick Achilleos Nick Achilleos, Director, The Stress Management Society

An experienced Education and training specialist, primarily in Organisational Development, Organisational Behaviour, Management and Project Management. With a proven track record of increasing standards within the corporate and academic sector. Holds strong planning, organisation and presentation skills to help reach personal and work related targets. Has a flexible mindset and adaptable within all company structures, and has experience of leading medium sized teams to increase productivity and exceed targets by utilising I.T. and people management skills.

Tim Jackson Tim Jackson, Head of Marketing Strategy, UNUM

Leading Unum’s first consumer-facing marketing campaign

 Monika Misra  Monika Misra, Commercial & Support Functions EHS Business Lead and Medical Director, GSK

Monika Misra leads EHS for the commercial business within GlaxoSmithKline and heads up the energy and resilience group.

Her previous role was lead for the UK occupational health shared service offering employees a range of services including attendance management, health surveillance and travel health.

She chaired the Society of Occupational Medicine’s London Group from 2009-2010.

Her interests lie in the areas of employee engagement and mental wellbeing and she is an experienced global facilitator of an energy management programme which has demonstrated significant business benefits.

 Amy Armstrong

Dr Amy Armstrong, Research Fellow, Ashridge

Amy is a research fellow and member of faculty at Ashridge. Her research and teaching span the topics of compassion at work, resilience, wellbeing and engagement. Amy is also interested in the concept of ‘reflexivity’ and reflexive practice among managers as a means of self-development. Amy holds a First Class Bachelor’s degree, an MBA and a PhD. Her doctorate is a biographic narrative study of the impact of personal trauma on the professional lives of managers in the UK. Amy is also a member of the Work and Organisational Psychology group at Aston University and leads the research within one of the sub-groups within Engage for Success, a government-led movement which is seeking to improve engagement and wellbeing levels across the UK.

In her spare time, Amy is a keen triathlete. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her partner Colin, four children and Alfie the dog.

 Chris-Moore Chris Moore, Head of Major Accounts, Simplyhealth
 Jill Miller  Dr Jill Miller, Research Advisor, CIPD

Jill joined the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development in 2008. As a research adviser, my role is a combination of rigorous research, active engagement with academics and practitioners to inform projects and shape thinking, and active dissemination of research findings and thought leadership.

I frequently present on key people management issues, lead discussions and workshops, and am invited to write for trade press as well as offer comment to national journalists, on radio and TV.

My current research focuses on the role of people management in driving SME growth. I have proposed a framework of how people management practices and approaches need to change as UK and Singapore SMEs grow and transition.

I am also responsible for the Institute’s annual Absence Management survey, contributing to policy and promoting good practice through speaking at events and writing for various press on the topics of employee well-being, stress and mental health.

 David Brackwell

David Brackwell, HR Lead for Organisational Health and Inclusion, Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Following an early career in the Health Service David has held a variety of HR specialist roles in major corporates in the UK. He has worked for Fujitsu UK & Ireland for the last six years, in  variety of specialist roles, his current responsibilities include management of the various health services that Fujitsu access, for example private medical care and Occupational Health and has responsibility for Inclusion & Wellbeing at a strategic level. He has a long standing interest in health issues and their impact on the workplace, in particular psychological health. David is Chartered Fellow of the CIPD and IOSH and holds an MSc in Organisational Development.

 Elsa Belugou

Elsa Belugou, UK HR Consultant- Health & Wellbeing, Telefónica UK

Elsa joined Telefonica in 2001. She began her career with Telefonica in stores working as a Manager and Senior Manger to 21 stores. Elsa moved in to HR 8 years ago as a regional HR Consultant and is now working within the HR Operations team for Telefonica UK.

Elsa is currently the health and wellbeing lead, her role focuses on working with suppliers who provide health provisions to the UK based employees.

 Fiona Davidson

Fiona Davidson, HR Operations Manager, Telefónica UK

Fiona joined Telefónica in 2006, managing the UK Resourcing Team between 2008 and 2012. She has managed the UK HR Operations function since 2013, which includes delivery of all Telefónica’s wellbeing services. Before joining Telefonica Fiona had previous roles in resourcing with companies including Matalan and TDG Logistics.

 Lisa Fowlie

Lisa Fowlie, Health and Safety Adviser, Bangor University, Trustee of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health and Past President IOSH

Lisa graduated with an Honours Degree in Occupational Safety and Health from Aston University in 1983 and has been actively involved in Health and Safety across a broad range of areas ever since.

Lisa joined Bangor University in 1998 and has particular interests in audits, stress management, behavioural safety and training.

Within the University she has designed, developed and implemented a standard university health & safety management system audit program, introduced a refreshed approach to stress management supported by a ‘Be Your Best’ programme of activities and events and delivered a wide range of Health & Safety training courses.

Her professional interests away from the University include being a current Member of the Board of Trustees, Chair of the Risk Management and Audit Committee and a past President of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH).

 Nigel Wilkinson

Nigel Wilkinson, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Avis Budget UK

Nigel is the Safety & Wellbeing Manager at Avis Budget Group, the leading car rental company.

Wellbeing has been embraced by Avis as a people business. By looking after their people and showing them that they are a caring employer, Avis have improved employee engagement and customer satisfaction. Nigel has launched a programme that focuses on the customer facing employees at the 100 UK car rental locations.

Nigel previously worked at Vodafone as Wellbeing Manager and implemented a Wellbeing programme over a 2 year period. He has been a Health & Safety practitioner since 1992 and worked in a variety of industries including mobile telecoms, energy and now car hire.

Please click the following links to be taken through to the relevant sessions. Find "Links to presentations" tab and click to play.


Introduction and opening by the conference chair


Wellbeing: why the Finance Director should take notice


Exploring the concept of mindfulness


Questions and discussion with the speakers


Knowledge share networking session


Building personal resilience in leaders and managers


Managing absence and return to work


Questions and discussion with the speakers


knowledge share networking session


Practical steps to recognising and relieving stress


Moving the mental health agenda forward in the organisation


Questions and discussion with the speakers


Proactive strategies to manage stress


Improving wellbeing on a budget


Questions and discussion with the speakers