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Adjustments to consider and helping colleagues adapt to change
Making people feel safe
Supporting those still at risk of infection or with fear of infection
Supporting employees with new or pre-existing social anxiety
Guidance for wellbeing leaders and line managers
Some highlights from the session:
“The decision making was very fluid, very agile, but ultimately it’s about how do we install a degree of confidence in the workforce” – Nick Wright, Vodafone Business
“With regular communication from our senior leaderships to say we’re doing this because…and we want to keep our workforce safe” – Tiffany Argent, DB Schenker
“Reassure them as a business that we are listening…they are at the centre of our thinking…” – Nick Wright, Vodafone Business
“21% of employees haven’t yet been taught how they’ll work in the future… leaders need to build a culture that conduce people to change” – Richard Holmes, Westfield Health
Richard Holmes, Director of Wellbeing, Westfield Health
Richard is a health and wellbeing expert who has dedicated his career to improving people’s quality of life. He’s passionate about the impact of health and wellbeing on business and individual performance, and manages Westfield Health’s exclusive partnership with Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre. Richard has been cited in, and contributed to, a number of wellbeing articles across trade and consumer titles, including The Metro, Employee Benefits and Occupational Health.
Tiffany Argent, QSHE Cluster Lead Manager, UK & Ireland, DB Schenker
Tiffany Argent is currently the QSHE Lead Manager for UK & Ireland at DB Schenker. She is a chartered member of IOSH with over 15 years’ experience in health, safety, and environment. She has worked in various industries with a background in science and manufacturing. During the COVID pandemic Tiffany identified a need within the business to proactively support the wellbeing of her colleagues. The resultant Winter Wellbeing campaign lasted 16 weeks and positively reduced the effects of isolation across those working from home and engaged with those remaining in the workplace.
Nick Wright, Group Health, Safety & Wellbeing Manager, Vodafone Business
As Group HSW Manager at Vodafone, Nick is responsible for providing strategic and operational advice and support for Group Enterprise leadership teams who operate globally and has played a key role in coordinating the organisations response to the pandemic. His past experience includes industry sectors such as HM Armed Forces, FCO and healthcare.
Peter Kelly, Senior Psychologist, HSE
Ian Hart, Editor, SHP (Moderator)
Ian joined Informa in 2018 as the Editor of SHP. He set up and hosts a monthly podcast, chairs regular webinars and writes widely on the subjects of occupational health, safety & wellbeing. Ian studied journalism at university before spending seven years in online fantasy gaming. Prior to moving to Informa, Ian worked in business to business trade print media, in the automotive sector. He was Online Editor and then moved on to be the Editor of two publications aimed at independent automotive technicians and parts distributors.
Connect 2021, took place online from 1-30 June 2021. It will be the first time the health and safety profession can come together digitally on such a large scale. It presents a unique opportunity for buyers to browse solution providers and products in an innovative online marketplace, connect with suppliers and request live video meetings. The event featured a wide range of product demo videos with live Q&A, plus thought leadership webinars.
Connect took place alongside Workplace Wellbeing Show, FIREX (fire safety), IFSEC (security), Intelligent Buildings and Facilities Show (facilities management). Your ticket will allow you access to content from all co-located events.
Webinar: Wellbeing considerations as we return to work in ‘the new normal’As part of Workplace Wellbeing Show Connect 2021, join this interactive panel discussion and learn what adjustments you need to consider and how to help colleagues adapt to change.
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