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.
Our confirmed 2017 speakers - more to be announced shortly
Kezia Dugdale MSP
Leader of the Scottish Labour Party
Head of Wellbeing, BT
Colleague Services Director, Lloyds Banking Group
CEO, The Stress Management Society
Miles Briggs MSP
Shadow Minister for Mental Health
HR Business Partner, Trinity Mirror PLC
CEO, Salary Finance
Director of People and OD, Scottish Fire & Rescue Service
Senior Ergonomist, Herman Miller
Prof. Abigail Marks
Director, Centre for Research on Work & Wellbeing
Operations Director, Boundless
Group Human Resources Director, James Donaldson & Sons
HR Director, Edinburgh Airport
Head of HR Governance, Scottish Police Authority
Co-Founder, We Thrive
Managing Director, The Mind Solution
Director, Total Health
Search for the latest event updates and news on well-being in the workplace
There are thousands of companies out there with cool, innovative and helpful software, but not many have a story behind them like WeThrive. I have shared this a few times and several people have said I should share it more widely – so here goes. Bear with me, it won’t go on for too long[…]
It’s probably not a surprise to any of us that stress and mental ill-health are two of the leading causes of long-term workplace absence in the UK. We’re working longer hours – even compared to just four years ago – and we’re struggling to switch off when we get home. The impact of this is[…]
The Circle of Wellbeing at Work During my 30 years observing and coaching individuals and employees on wellbeing and life skills, I have noticed the strong link between happiness, health and overall wellbeing. Wellbeing is hard to describe, it is a state of mind as a result of many factors: some we can change[…]
In 2008, I was 20 years into a career with Unilever. Then all of a sudden, at midnight on January 25th 2008, I had a panic attack. It was the start of a three-month battle with depression and anxiety. The following day, when I was diagnosed with depression, I made[…]
Did you know? Work related stress, depression & anxiety causes the loss of 9.9 million working days per year (source: HSE’s Labour Force Report) Work makes up a significant proportion of our lives. For many, it is a key source of stresses and successes, meaning it has the power to challenge us not only mentally[…]
Throughout my career, I have been passionate about flourishing workplaces and the philosophy that when you free people from constraint you are rewarded with increased performance. Wellbeing in the workplace is starting to get the recognition it deserves but it is important to note that these interventions may appear soft; however, they have a clear[…]
The wellbeing revolution has had a huge impact on the workplace, with employers recognising that an engaged workforce can make a significant contribution to business performance. The Wellbeing at Work Event 2016 is an unrivalled opportunity for HR professionals, business managers and consultants to ‘Join the Conversation’, hear and learn from the experts, participate in wellbeing discussions[…]
Is the social aspect of wellbeing at work a relatively recent issue? No, the Victorians got there first The roots of wellbeing at work go back as far as Victorian times, when industrialists such as William Lever, Joseph Rowntree and John and George Cadbury recognised that employees weren’t units of production but people. They[…]
In our mental health awareness training we regularly talk about there being a link between conflict and mental health issues. Our own experience, both as employment lawyers and people, tells us that mental health problems (and in particular stress and stress induced depression) can be both the cause of and caused by conflict in the[…]
We were delighted to hear this week that Jamie Bristow, formerly of Headspace and one of the speakers at Well-being At Work Event in October, has taken over as director of the Mindfulness Initiative. The Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group are preparing a report on the applications of mindfulness across key areas of public life and[…]
HR Magazine tweeted this week: Only one in five (21%) organisations believe they have the correct wellbeing policy in place, according to Edenred’s 2015 Wellbeing Barometer. Eight in 10 (81%) of the HR decision-makers surveyed claimed they invest in a wellbeing initiative, but six in 10 (60%) said they either do not know or have[…]
Great Place to Work has just released their 2015 Special Report. Interesting reading for employers and employees and full of features, facts and insights. To borrow one of their straplines: ‘Be inspired by the best’.We’re delighted that Charles Fair, Head of Consultancy at Great Place to Work is one of ourTo At Well-being At Work[…]