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This timely event has been specifically designed to address all of your workplace health related issues. Featuring strategic insights and practical case studies from leading employers, sharing their learning’s from recent health initiatives. The event will address how to support employees suffering from stress & mental health problems and will look at the ROI of holistic wellness programmes. According to a recent survey by Kenexa the UK was among the 10 worst performing countries for employee wellbeing last year and work places are reportedly not doing enough to support employee health. However the evidence clearly shows that healthy workers are more productive and there is a close link between employee wellbeing and engagement, event a small investment into the health of your employees can pay big dividends. This conference will give you the tools to reduce absenteeism, increase productivity as well as helping to increase motivation and engagement amongst your workforce
The “Health @ Work Summit 2013″ conference documentation includes the following sessions:
Introduction and opening address by conference chair
Ann McCracken, Vice President ISMAUK & Director AMC2
Your Body Doesn’t Know What You Earn; Managing work life balance and burnout
Claire Genkai Breeze, Co-Founder Relume
Ensuring your CEO and senior leadership team are driving wellbeing strategies, not just paying lip service
Howard Hughes, Head of Employer Marketing SimplyHealth
Understanding your organizational needs for health, work and wellbeing
Sally Coomber, Consultant Occupational Physician & Clinical Lead SEQOHS Accreditation
Implement wellbeing programs that work
Lloydeth Newell, Health and Safety Manager Inmarsat
Employee wellbeing; a case study
Alison Sydenham, HR Officer – Policy Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service
The role of the line manager in supporting employee engagement and wellbeing
Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy CIPD
Developing a strategic approach to wellbeing and resilience
Sally Evans, Diversity & Inclusion and Employee Wellbeing PwC
Managing absence and return to work
Sara Cooper, Employee Health & Wellbeing Manager KP Snacks
Key elements of a successful health programme
Susan Carty, Head of Health and Wellbeing UK&ROI Tesco
Benefits of integrated health services
Jackie Palmer, Senior Manager, Compensation and Benefits Freshfields
Managing stress, resilience and energy – sharing the learnings
Robert Manson, Director, Occupational Health, UK Operations GlaxoSmithKline
Maintaining mental health and resilience during change and uncertainty
Steve Exall, Human Resources, Employee Relations Manager BT Technology, Service & Operations
Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD
Ben Willmott leads the CIPD’s Public Policy team, which works to inform and shape debate, government policy and legislation in order to enable higher performance at work and better pathways into work for those seeking employment. His particular research and policy areas of interest include: employment relations; employee engagement and wellbeing; absence and stress management; and leadership and management capability. Ben joined the CIPD in 2003. He started his career in regional journalism and prior to joining the CIPD was news editor and employment law editor at Personnel Today magazine. He has an LLM in Employment law from Kingston University.
Alison joined Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) in 2009 as HR Officer. She is responsible for starting well@work: the first employee-led staff network, focusing on supporting staff in managing stress and achieving a work-life balance. The objectives of the team are to both raise awareness of stress and its causes and effects, removing the stigma attached to stress, and to promote permanent solutions for the management of stress, including creating a healthy work/life balance for employees of DSFRS. Four years later, the well@work team are at the centre of all stress and wellbeing promotions within the Service and are currently rolling out extensive Managers Stress training. Prior to working for the Fire Service, Alison has enjoyed an extensive career working within the Public, Private and Not-for-Profit Sector including working for BUNAC (now merged with STA Travel) as an Interviewer for their Work Abroad Programme and as National Committee Chairperson and member of their General Council. Alison is an active member of the CIPD Devon and Cornwall branch having previously held roles as Learning and Development Coordinator and Vice Chair. In September 2012 she was responsible for the first CIPD and ISMA (International Stress Management Association) joint conference on Stress and Wellbeing. As a qualified and accredited Life and Wellbeing Coach with her own business: Ever After Coaching (www.everaftercoaching.com) Alison has a passion for working with people and enjoys balancing her work between the Fire Service and her Life Coaching Practice. In her spare time, Alison is an enthusiastic musician playing both the Harp and Piano. She currently lives in Exeter in the South West of England.
Louise Boston, Occupational Health Manager, E.ON
Louise is Occupational Health Manager for E.ON. One of the UKs leading integrated power and gas companies. She has worked within her present role for over 7 years, with a responsibility for developing health standards, providing strategic health and wellbeing advice and managing a national team of multi disciplinary practitioners. Louise has previously managed OH services within the media, retail, travel, distribution and leisure industries. She completed a degree in OH Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing and has worked as a Specialist Practitioner in the field of Occupational Health for over 15 years. Louise is Chairperson of the Energy UK Occupational Health Forum and speaks regularly at conferences across the UK on a variety of topics including Occupational Health case management and workplace wellbeing.
Jackie Palmer joined Freshfields in 2005 specializing in employee reward and employee benefits, with particular recent emphasis on health and wellbeing. Previously she spent four years at law firm Herbert Smith, working both as a Compensation & Benefits Manager and also as an HR Generalist. Previous roles include generalist HR and graduate recruitment with engineering and management consultancy firms. Palmer is currently focusing on helping overseas offices with specific reward projects, alongside managing an international benefits audit and continuing to develop the Flexible Benefits and health and wellbeing agendas in London.
Robert joined GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in 1994 working within the Environment, Health and Safety team undertaking several roles with a wide remit. He studied and devised a human factors and ergonomics model which resulted in the formation of several Ergonomic Improvement Teams across the UK. These teams focussed on reducing workplace risks and improving productivity and efficiency across the company. In 2007 this work was recognised by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work Agency in winning the best practice award for the ‘Lighten the Load’ programme in Bilbao, Spain. Later he focussed on other key business health risks and took a lead role in the UK to deliver the company’s health and wellbeing programmes. Part of his remit was to set up a case management model in order to positively manage attendance. This has helped attendance management and reduced absence levels from 11 per cent to approx 3% on some sites across the UK saving up to £1.5 million per site. Since 2008, Robert has also become a lead facilitator for GSK’s Energy and Resilience portfolio of programmes, which has now been delivered to 40,000 employees world-wide. These programmes have reduced work pressures and demands by increasing energy and resilience levels for employees in both their professional and personal lives. He is a qualified Personal Development Coach and a Master Practitioner for NLP providing Executive Coaching to senior leaders within the company. He is currently the Director for Occupational Health in the UK and provides a wide ranging service for 15,000 employees in the UK. He has a BSc in Occupational health and an MSc in Health Ergonomics. He has written several articles on attendance management and participatory ergonomics and is a visiting lecturer at the University of Surrey. He has presented several papers at national conferences on leading occupational health practices.
Priscilla has been an Occupational Health Manager at Harrods since August 2009 and has previously worked in the prison service, corporate banking and the NHS. Priscilla’s Specific OH interests are in case management and OH law. She has increased involvement in implementing wellbeing initiatives for employees throughout Harrods over the past 18 months.
Lloydeth Newell is the Health and Safety Manager at Inmarsat Ltd, the world’s leading provider of global satellite communications – this truly is rocket science! While based in London for her work, Inmarsat has worldwide operations and is a diverse, multi-cultural environment. Lloydeth held various roles within Inmarsat and is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); she has also achieved a BSc Honours degree in occupational safety, health and environment. She has developed management systems, a positive safety culture, bespoke professional courses and has transformed the management of health and safety within the business, she is also an approved IOSH trainer. Over the years changes have flowed through into people’s behaviour and health and safety is now seen much more as part of people’s working lives, not just a chore to comply with. This attitude has now started to develop within the company’s overseas operations, most notably in Italy, Indonesia and Hawaii.
Ann McCracken, Vice President, ISMA
Ann McCracken is a Director of AMC2 and the Vice President of the International Management Association (ISMAUK) – the professional body for Stress Management Practioners . She specialises in developing a positive and resilient working culture in organisations by introducing effective strategies in performance and wellbeing at all levels. The effectiveness of such a positive working culture is measured and assessed using AMC2 Corporate Diagnostic innovative surveys which include measurement of psychosocial factors, stress and wellbeing. Having initially trained as a scientist, she carried out research with DEFRA and consultancy in the NHS . She spent 10 years in Education before retraining as a Stress Management practitioner in 1996. She is the author of Stress Gremlins©, regularly writes/broadcasts and is an external lecturer at Westminster University. She is also a Key Note/Motivational speaker/Conference Chair.
Before co-founding Relume Claire worked with Alexander Consulting as Client Service Director, specialising in team and 1:1 work with Senior Executives from organisations within the pharmaceuticals and finance sectors and with Walleczek & Partners as Client Services Director where she was responsible for multi-million pound transformation projects. Early in her career, Claire co-founded the Centre for Action Learning Ltd. She has a Masters Degree in Change Agent Skills and Strategies, is a qualified therapist and stress management consultant with extensive experience of group work, action learning, Adlerian therapy, TA, Gestalt and theories in adult learning. A Zen Buddhist and an experienced corporate coach of 24 years, Claire specialises in working with people who have broader and deeper questions about what they are trying to cause in organisations, those who need to recover their confidence or their inner compass to lead, and those who are regarded as talented but lacking in relational or EQ skills Claire is an accomplished public speaker and brings a rich mix of challenge, insight, conceptual and pragmatic stretch. You can expect changes in awareness, purpose, energy and leadership mastery.
Howard has worked in the health insurance industry for over 27 years with 15 years in marketing. Howard has a BA (Hons) in History and Politics and MBA. As Head of Employer Marketing at Simplyhealth, Howard’s role involves helping companies understand the broad range of employee benefits and how they add value to the business. Howard is a family man. He has three children and a dog called Poppy. Howard also follows Newport Gwent Dragons and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Sue Carty has recently joined Tesco as their Head of Health and Wellbeing and is responsible for formulating a global health and wellbeing strategy. For the last seven years she has led the Imperial Health at Work Service. She has also worked closely with Government on a number of health and wellbeing initiatives. Sue has an MSc in Occupational Health & Safety and an Executive MBA.
Sara has been in the field of Occupational Health Nursing since 1994 and graduated from Sheffield University as a Specialist Practitioner in 2004. She worked for Nestle as an OH Advisor, the NHS as the Leicester Royal Infirmary OH department manager, prior to joining United Biscuits in 2006 as a Regional OH Manager, piloting regional team working across the Midlands and Southern sites. In 2012, KP Snacks separated from UB and Sara joined Snacks heading the Employee Health & Wellbeing team. The KP Snacks EHW team has 4 members including Sara, who are responsible for delivering a service to approximately 2000 staff within the 4 manufacturing sites and the head office, with locations spanning from Durham to London. There is a requirement to continuously improve our ways of working to innovatively deliver the Wellbeing message to all levels of staff, whilst delivering case management, managing health risks and ensuring legal compliance.
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Health at Work programme from the British Heart Foundation helps you promote better health and wellbeing in your workplace, leading to a more engaged and productive workforce. It’s completely FREE and provides a range of fantastic benefits, including:
- a free welcome pack
- monthly e-newsletter
- a practical guide and free resources
- an online community
- access to training events.
For more information visit bhf.org.uk/healthatwork
Workplace healthcare & wellbeing has certainly moved forward in the last ten years, quite possibly the word ‘wellbeing’ would not have even been used, but is now regularly applied in the corporate world when referring to the physical & mental state of your workforce. Keeping your staff healthy typically involved occupational health, physio and compliance with health & safety, perhaps with some health perks within your employee benefit packages. These remain important elements, however… There is a bigger picture. Increasingly companies are realizing that the ongoing wellbeing of their people is paramount. Historically treatment has been reactive, this has now been allied with a proactive approach, the philosophy ‘prevention is better than cure’ has been adopted by organisations that want to keep their people fit, active and productive.
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