IES HR Directors' Retreat Part 2: Making Health & Wellbeing a Strategic Priority

Past HR Network Event

3 March 2021

Webinar summary:

For many organisations the Covid-19 pandemic has elevated employee health & wellbeing to the top of the Boardroom agenda. For many it has become a business continuity issue and for others it has exposed their vulnerability to high rates of ill-health and sickness absence. So, does this mean that wellbeing at work will remain a strategic priority after the pandemic (and, if so, what will this look like?), or will we return to piecemeal, under-resourced fruit & Pilates approaches? 

Slides

Wellbeing Post Covid-19: Learning from the Lockdown ‘experiment’
Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, IES 

The Case for Wellbeing: Engaging your Board  
Wendy Cartwright

Facilitators:

Wendy Cartwright, former HR Director, Olympic Delivery Authority  

Wendy Hirsh, Principal Associate, IES

Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, IES 

References:

Paper on workplace bullying by Prof David Guest & Dr Chris Woodrow

IES blog by Prof Duncan Lewis on bullying during COVID-19 

IES blog on Mental Health First Aid – with links to evaluation studies

AXA Guide on Mental Health during COVID-19 co-authored by IES

Winners & finalists of Global Healthy Workplace Awards – good examples of branding, metrics, governance and evaluations

IES research in rail sector on effective mental health training for managers