Wellbeing at Work event
April 2018

Wellbeing at Work Conference

The Event

Learn from the experts and create an engaged workforce, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism

The Wellbeing at Work Event is a one-day conference in central Edinburgh for HR professionals, business leaders and consultants. Come and learn from experts and peers about the latest wellbeing developments and successes that are enhancing individual and organisational performance in companies across the UK and Europe.

Global communications and technologies are changing the world of work and employers are continuing to ask more of their employees. The Wellbeing at Work Event aims to provide a forum for businesses to hear, meet and discuss wellbeing initiatives with leading experts and practioners to equip businesses with the tools to introduce or improve well-being programmes in the workplace.

The Event will include a programme of influential speakers, debating panels, workshops and networking sessions where delegates can ask questions, exchange ideas and share experiences on a subject that has the potential to change the world of work.

  • Increase staff attendance

    An average sized firm with 250 employees is estimated to make an estimated loss of £250,000 annually, due to sickness absenteeism.

  • Outperform your competitors

    FTSE 100 companies that prioritise employee engagement and wellbeing outperform the rest of the FTSE 100 by at least 10%.

  • Improve staff retention

    A highly engaged workforce has the potential to reduce staff turnover by up to 87%.

  • Learn from the experts

    72% of workplaces still have no formal mental health policy, even though it costs UK employers around £26 billion each year and is one of the top five reasons for long-term absenteeism.

2017 Speakers

Below are our 2017 speakers. Our 2018 programme will be announced later this year
Kezia Dugdale MSP

Leader of the Scottish Labour Party

Catherine Kilfedder

Head of Wellbeing, BT

Neil Shah

Chief Destressing Officer, The Stress Management Society

Miles Briggs MSP

Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party

Josh Quigley

Founder, The Tartan Explorer Foundation

Fiona Fairbrother

HR Business Partner, Trinity Mirror PLC

Aileen Simpson

Head of Health and Work Services, NHS Health Scotland

Asesh Sarkar

Co-Founder and CEO, Salary Finance

Diane Vincent

Director of People and OD, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service

Lillian Antonio

Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller

Prof. Abigail Marks

Director, Centre for Research on Work & Wellbeing

Ailsa Suttie

Operations Director, Boundless

Rowena McBlane

Group Human Resources Director, James Donaldson & Sons

Gillian Pollock

HR Director, Edinburgh Airport

Judith Mackinnon

Head of HR Governance, Scottish Police Authority

Piers Bishop

Co-Founder, We Thrive

Sara Maude

Managing Director, The Mind Solution

Craig Ali

Director, Total Health

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