You can purchase the conference documentation as provided to delegates, including the presentation slides (as a PDF), clicking the ‘Add to cart’ button above. [tab: Summary] “Stress is the biggest hindrance to productivity, efficiency and even profitability. It can lead to absenteeism, low morale and increases in staff turnover. The solution – workplace wellbeing. It is one of the few areas that you can invest in your organisation to yield a massive return. According to Dame Carol Black, every £1 spent on workplace wellbeing can yield between £3 and £6 in gained productivity and efficiency. There are limited options that will give you that kind of ROI.” Neil Shah, Director of the Stress Management Society Workplace Wellbeing & Stress Summit 2013 is designed to offer HR, OH and health and wellbeing professionals the chance to uncover both the strategic and practical elements of implementing wellness programmes, as well as giving you the tools needed to boost wellbeing and create a healthy culture in your own organisation. The conference will examine ways to build resilience, tackle stressful situations pro-actively and reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems. As well as discussing the business case behind implementing wellbeing programmes and how to get Buy-in from senior management and how wellbeing strategies can prevent absenteeism.[tab: Presentation]
The “Workplace Wellbeing & Stress Summit 2013″ conference documentation includes the following sessions:
Introduction and opening address by conference chair
Neil Shah, Chief DeStressor The Stress Management Society
Recruitment, selection and retention of resilient employees: Using the well-being lens to add value
Professor Ivan Robertson, Director, Robertson Cooper and Visiting Professor, Organisational Psychology Leeds University Business School
Building emotional resilience in your workforce
Michael Schofield, Occupational Health Strategy and Wellbeing Manager The AA
Examining the results of the 2013 CIPD absence management survey
Howard Hughes, Head of Employer Marketing Simplyhealth
Improving employee engagement, job satisfaction and performance through employee wellbeing
Karen Smith, Reward and Wellbeing Manager Financial Ombudsman
Keeping long term wellbeing programmes fresh and alive
Ian Mackenzie, Head of benefits and pensions BNP Paribas
Raising standards in the prevention of ill health – a regulators perspective
Dr Claire Dickinson, Occupational Health Programme Manager Office of Rail Regulation
Developing stress management strategies that work and measuring the outcomes
Theresa Dent-Gater, Organisational Health Coordinator Croydon Council
Supporting employees suffering from cancer
Beth Husted,Vocational Rehabilitation, Unum and Lesley Howells, Centre Head Maggie’s Dundee
Supporting field workers to manage their own wellbeing, improve resilience and work sustainability
Helen Wray, Occupational Health Manager Mars Chocolate UK
Ivan’s main role is as Founding Director of Robertson Cooper Ltd – a leading provider of well-being services to organizations. He is also Visiting Professor of Organisational Psychology at Leeds University Business School and Emeritus Professor at the University of Manchester. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the British Academy of Management. He has published over 40 books on Work & Organizational Psychology and approaching 200 scholarly articles/conference papers. He has held visiting posts in the USA, Singapore and Australia. His latest book (co-authored with Professor Cary Cooper), “Well-Being: Happiness and Productivity at Work”, was published in the spring of 2011.
Mike Schofield is a Specialist Practitioner in Occupational Health and currently holds national responsibilities in a Management position at the AA, the UK’s leading provider of motoring, home emergency and insurance products. His career in Occupational Health launched in 1988 when he was invited to develop a service for Local Government, namely the schools, colleges and youth centres of Sheffield City Council’s Education Department. Thereafter he worked in NHS Occupational Health before moving to Procter & Gamble’s European Diaper and Tissue-Towel manufacturing environment. Here he developed health surveillance, technical, process and health systems expertise and was selected to audit against P&G’s Global Health Standards in France, Germany and Italy. Mike contributes the strategic delivery of occupational health within the AA’s HR management systems and supports corporate and business-unit wellbeing initiatives to promote employee engagement.
Ian Mackenzie manages the Bank’s benefits for staff, including the health, wellbeing and occupational health services. He has led the implementation of a large number of health and wellbeing initiatives internally and introduced a health and wellbeing scorecard to identify trends and direct resources. These initiatives are now starting to deliver measurable improvements in the health of staff. He was previously a pension consultant at large consulting firms and initially joined BNP Paribas in 2005 to manage the staff pension schemes. As such he describes himself as an ‘enthusiastic amateur’ in the wellbeing arena.
Theresa Dent-Gater is the Organisational Health Co-ordinator at Croydon Council, her background is in teaching health-related subjects to adults, mainly in the fitness industry. Theresa has been in post since January 2012 and has introduced a wide range of wellbeing initiatives for council employees. The Council signed the Time to Change pledge in January 2013. Theresa is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
The Financial Ombudsman Service is a values driven organisation which has experienced a considerable increase in growth in the last two years. During this growth it has continued to deliver outstanding services to its customers which Karen Smith, well-being manager at the ombudsman, believes comes from ensuring its own staff feel valued and nurtured in the work place. Karen has worked at the Financial Ombudsman Service for 8 years during which time her passion for enhancing employee engagement has facilitated the creation of a well-being team. Her responsibilities currently include creating the strategic plan for well-being, a vision which is now being delivered throughout the organisation with the support of the well-being team.
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.
Helen is the Health and Wellbeing Manager for Mars Chocolate UK and has 20 plus years experience in occupational health. Currently a business partner leading Mars’ award winning wellbeing strategy including the resilience programme as well as managing the full remit of an in house occupational health service. Helen is committed to the belief that Mars associates are at the heart of the business and drive performance. The strategy supports associates in managing their wellbeing and is a mutual benefit to Mars, associates and their families. Understanding wellbeing and the impact on engagement and performance is key in delivering key business objectives and the ability to compete in a competitive market both today and tomorrow.
Dr Claire Dickinson is the Office of Rail Regulation’s Occupational Health Programme Manager. A human factors specialist by background, Claire has been a health and safety regulator for more than 25 years, the last 10 years covering the rail sector.
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