As we reach towards the half-way point in 2021, most employers feel dual pulls: to forge ahead with business plans and continue the focus on wellbeing from lockdown days.
Many employers, managers and indeed employees and are keen to use offices and collaborative space to rebuild team culture. They also have changed expectations about work, blending onsite working with focused remote working in a new hybrid model.
The backdrop to this surge of activity includes the long-term health and mental health impacts of covid and of the lockdowns. This is a critical moment for employers to get it right: practically, culturally and emotionally. How do we regenerate culture, refocus on business plans and also nurture mental health?
In this lively discussion, we will unpick what actually works to support wellbeing for the workforce at a time of transition, when the focus is on both productivity and on re-engagement. We will draw particular learning from experience with front-line workers.
Our panel will examine practical wellbeing strategies from a range of angles:
James Marsh, HR Manager at Planet Organic and former Editor of HRreview
Jennifer Liston-Smith, Head of Thought Leadership, Bright Horizons
Karen Adewoyin, Deputy Director of People and OD, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Karen Harbisher, Head of Business Partnering and Performance, Bright Horizons