The global pandemic has changed the world as we know it – transforming the way we live, work, learn and access healthcare. It has also put a global focus and renewed imperative on the need to focus on the wellbeing of both our people and our planet. And while covid-19 has taken a significant toll, bringing systemic inequalities into ever sharper focus, there have also been signs of hope and of genuine change for good.
Over the last year, REBA has seen many examples of organisations rapidly innovating to support both remote and frontline workers. This will continue to evolve as companies work through what a remote or hybrid model of work means for them and how their reward, benefits and wellbeing strategies will need to change and adapt to support these new ways of working. The best employers are also responding to calls for racial and gender equity, confronting climate change as they transition to net zero and aligning these ESG objectives with organisational purpose and culture. And at the heart of all of this, we have seen employee wellbeing accelerate to the top the CEO agenda, as employers recognise this is now a critical business priority fundamentally linked to long-term resilience and future success.
Scroll down for key themes on this year's agenda.