2020: Year of the health benefits acceleration

A digital fireside chat with Chris Rofe from Lockton

We’re back for a new month of Wellbeing Wednesdays! Join our host, Gethin Nadin, and special guest, Chris Rofe as they discuss how Covid-19 has accelerated workplace wellbeing initiatives and increased employee demand for healthcare benefits.

Chris joins us from our partners at Lockton – the world’s largest privately-owned, independent insurance broker. He’ll be sharing his insights into how the pandemic has shifted business’ attitudes to employee wellbeing. From health screening, to employee resilience, to the long-term global effects of Covid, we’ll be exploring 2020: Year of the health benefits acceleration.

Wednesday 5th August, 3pm BST | 10am EDT


Previous Webinars

Employee wellbeing in a post-Covid world

A digital fireside chat with Christine Warner at Worldline

Whether employers were already supporting wellbeing or not, the pandemic has forced it to the top of the HR agenda. Join us as we take a look at what the future looks like for the whole structure of employee wellbeing.

Hear from Christine Warner, Head of HR for Worldline – European leaders in payment and transactional services – who shares her experiences of how Covid-19 has catapulted their wellbeing initiatives into the spotlight, and how they plan to prepare their wellbeing and benefits plans for the post-Covid world.

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The Digital Watercooler: Creating the right conditions for wellbeing to thrive at work

When you design wellbeing for the workplace and not the worker, it often fails. A lot of wellbeing initiatives fall short because they’re not designed for the individual, but instead are set up primarily as cost-saving tools, with absenteeism targets at their core.

Join Gethin Nadin and Tim Anstiss, Founder of The Academy for Health Coaching at the digital watercooler, as they discuss how employers can focus on longer-term wellbeing plans, like management training, improving health literacy, and developing better relationships between managers and employees.

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How emotions are essential for wellbeing and performance

In what promises to be a fascinating look into the psychology of emotion at work, we welcome Rob Robson – psychologist, business consultant at 8ConnectPeople, and former HR Director – to share his insights into emotional wellbeing, management’s role in maintaining employee wellness, and the impact of being a caring employer of a workforce who are facing high levels of stress and anxiety.

We'll discuss Rob’s background in sports psychology, unpicking the connections between wellbeing, recognition, and performance to help employers understand how their approach to emotional wellbeing impacts productivity and ultimately, business performance.


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Reward and Racial diversity: HR’s time to act is now

In healthcare, in benefits, and in salary, there is a gap in racial equality that needs to be addressed and fixed, urgently.

Gethin Nadin speaks to Andrea Pattico, Chief People Officer at MVF – top of The Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For in 2020. Andrea brings her personal and professional insight to this critical discussion, as she and Gethin take a look at the disparity in healthcare access, the ethnicity gap in financial support, and how HR and Reward teams can proactively ensure they’re better supporting their BAME employees to embed true inclusivity in their reward schemes.

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The Digital Watercooler: Working alongside AI and chatbots

We’re back for another instalment of the digital watercooler! Our host, Gethin Nadin, is joined by Keith Williams, owner of KMW3 – a consultancy that helps organisations deliver better employee experiences by demystifying the digital.

Keith is the man responsible for building the largest chatbot in the world – Unilever’s “Una”. In this session, in this session, he busts some common myths and confronting common fears about AI, chatbots, and their influence on the workplace. From teaching AI our biases, to dissecting the language needed in different regions and for different people, Gethin and Keith provide some incredible insights into a part of work that’s no longer the future – it’s already here.

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Wellbeing through diversity: Supporting your LGBT+ community

We welcome the wonderful Trish Driver from A New Normal, and Cheryl Morgan, Director at The Diversity Trust to discuss community wellbeing through diversity, and how employers can better support their LGBT+ employees.

Trish and Cheryl join our host Gethin Nadin to tackle the challenges that employers don’t know how to approach, are too afraid to get wrong, or just need support in improving. They discuss how you can ensure your trans employees feel included in your workplace community, using inclusive language in your policies and processes, and making sure your workplace’s physical environment supports everybody’s needs.

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Getting started on your workplace wellbeing strategy

Workplace wellbeing doesn’t need to be as complex or daunting as you may think.

Paul Johnstone from Orange Business Services tells our own Gethin Nadin about the small, important steps he and his team took to get started on their wellbeing journey, so we hope you find his insight useful in getting your own workplace wellbeing strategy off the ground!

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Emotional wellbeing: the long-term impact of the pandemic

After focusing closely on employee wellbeing throughout the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic, our experts explore the long-term ramifications of furlough, returning to the workplace, and being separated from family. Gethin Nadin is joined by Sian Myers of Countryside and mental wellbeing expert, David Beeney, as they unravel the potential unintended consequences of working from home or being furloughed, and give their practical tips on how employers can help employees re-enter the world of work.

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The Digital Watercooler with Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer, PTHR

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed every element of how we live and work. But it’s also made us re-learn the importance of community, remember the value of emotional connections, and re-evaluate how we work.

Join Perry Timms, Chief Energy Officer, PTHR, and Gethin Nadin as they discuss how Covid-19 has changed the workplace – and what new ways of working we’d like to stick around, as we approach a ‘new normal’.

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Financial wellbeing: A digital fireside chat with EDF

Consumer confidence and spending have taken a hit during the Coronavirus pandemic, and our employees’ financial habits may indeed change permanently. Hear from our financial wellbeing expert, Gethin Nadin, as he explores the role of financial wellbeing and financial education throughout this pandemic and beyond.

He’s joined by Vanessa Corsie, Pensions Operations Manager at EDF, who shares her insight into how the energy provider has made financial wellbeing a success within the organisation, and how it’s ultimately affected employees for the better.

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Lifestyle wellbeing: Maintaining physical and lifestyle health

Karen Weeks, VP of People at Ordergroove in New York joins Benefex’s Gethin Nadin for a discussion about consumer lifestyle trends during the pandemic, what's been happening in the US and how employers should be encouraging employees to keep their lifestyle habits as ‘normal’ as possible to support physical wellbeing.

With a unique insight into both the employer and consumer perspective, you can hear Karen’s views on the current state of employee wellbeing and benefits in the USA, and how that relates to consumer trends as we all find our feet in the new world of work.

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Community wellbeing: Helping your people to work together

The social relationships, diversity, and equality we experience at work have a huge impact on our community wellbeing. Gethin Nadin, Director, Employee Wellbeing, is joined by Trish Driver, CEO of A New Normal, to outline what community wellbeing is, why it’s important, and what you need to do to ensure your employees are socially healthy during a time of remote working.

Find out how you can make every employee feel included in your workplace, whether they’re front-line employees, temporarily out of the business, or working from home.

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Maintaining a happy and healthy remote workforce with employee benefits

There’s no doubting that the Covid-19 pandemic has drastically changed many employee benefits. But it’s not all doom and gloom! There are a lot of benefits out there which can really help your people get through times of crisis such as these.

Join our experts, Stephen Hackett, Alexandra Houlden and Gethin Nadin, as they clarify and explain the intricacies of employee benefits during this uncertain time and how best to communicate them to remote employees.

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Communicating through times of crisis

Sian Myers, Culture Transformation Director at Countryside, joins Gethin Nadin for a digital fireside chat all about keeping employees connected.

After several years of fantastic, positive work to uplift and transform the culture at the property developer, Sian and her team have had to change their approach to communications throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. But, in spite of everything that’s going on, Countryside has kept up its communications, introduced new ways of reaching its people, and done everything within its power to keep up morale when times are tough.

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