Pick up invaluable practical advice and benchmark your own strategies as we regroup, recover and re-imagine employee wellbeing

Let the speakers inspire you and inform you:

Let the speakers inspire you and inform you:

Now in its 5th year, the Employee Wellbeing Congress will continue to live up to its excellent reputation for quality content, inspiring speakers and useful case studies. As the wellbeing agenda has been thrust into poll position, the Virtual Congress will deliver vital and timely information to support you in your role.

We will deliver a mix of the inspirational and the practical
The line up of thought-leaders, practitioners and experts in their fields will cover tactics and strategies to support employers to continue to manage the crisis, plan for the recovery and look to the future. Find out what’s coming next and get practical takeaways for you to apply in your own organisation. 

Plenaries will examine the big picture and what's coming next;

  • The physical and mental health environment we are operating in and the shape of things to come.

  • The effect on the workplace of the pandemic; the impending mental health crisis and how employers can support the financial health of their workforce

  • A new world of work driven by collective purpose and wellbeing

  • The view of big business: how the 'C' suite and institutional investors are reacting

Hear case studies from leading employers to benchmark your own activity

Hear case studies from leading employers to benchmark your own activity

Employers are forging a new way of working right now. What helps them navigate this new territory is knowing what other employers are doing or are planning to do; what’s working for them and whether they are heading in the right direction with their strategy shifts.

With this in mind, delegates will hear from a series of carefully curated case studies representing a range of industry sectors, each with different challenges and each with valuable experiences and insights to share at this pivotal time in everyone's working lives. Topics will include:

  • Using your wellbeing benefits strategy to be a good employer
  • Social wellbeing, the need to humanise your business, connect your employees and link to CSR
  • Developing financial wellbeing strategies that supports all cohorts in your workforce (furloughed or still working)
  • Managing forecasting for group insurances during uncertain times
  • Supporting leadership and avoiding burnout working from home
  • Developing financial wellbeing strategies in the face of the crisis and long-term recession predictions
  • Linking mental wellbeing support to aid those with financial wellbeing issues
  • Exploring gender specific health affecting both men and women
  • Delivering a globally aligned mental health strategy
  • Creating a wellbeing strategy that is both global and bespoke
  • Managing risk of mental health and links to emerging insurance change 
  • Engaging your workforce with employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Examining the links between financial health and productivity


Plus 24 expert industry speakers will examine a comprehensive range of topics and challenges from moving the dial on mental self-awareness to the now essential aspect of social wellbeing; from communicating the wellbeing culture at your organisation to what the technology innovations supporting the employee wellbeing movement are. More details will follow soon.

Keynote speakers confirmed for the virtual Congress include:

Paul Johnson CBE

Paul Johnson

Paul is Director of the institute of fiscal studies (IFS). He is also a visiting professor of Economics at University College London. Paul’s specialist area is the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education and climate change. 
His career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA. He was deputy head of the Government Economic Service and is currently a member of the committee on climate change and the Banking Standards Board. He was also an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system

Josh Krechefski

Josh, CEO, MediaCom

MediaCom is Europe’s largest advertising agency employing 4000+ people. As CEO Josh is responsible for developing and delivering Mediacom’s business goals and future proofing the business. He is heavily involved in charities focused on taking privilege out of the employment equation. He is a trustee of two: The Transformation Trust and Futureversity. He is also a founding member of the MS society to stop Multiple Sclerosis in its tracks. 

While we continue developing the exciting virtual programme of sessions, here is some of the feedback from our recent weekly webinar series:

"Well balanced webinar with good speakers"
Derek Steptoe, Worldwide Compensation & Benefits Director, WPP

"Good webinar, nicely paced.  Good presenters.  Look forward to the next one." 
Ken Lawrie, Interim Head of Reward, Wickes

"Thank you for providing these webinars. They are wide ranging in the subjects covered and are very interesting, with great insight from the panel members."
Alan Croxford, Senior Reward and Employee Relations Manager, Department of Health and Social Care

"Thank you for a great session!"
Deb Sussex, Benefits Consultant, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

"An essential-listening series. Great discussions everyone, well done!"
Dr Duncan Brown, Visting Prof University of Greenwich, Principal Associate IES

"Very enjoyable session that was well chaired"
Tom Farr, Head of HR & Reward, Arqiva

"Very well organised and managed webinar, thank you"
David Dales, Director Comp & Ben, Wittur GmbH

"Thank you so much - very useful"
Vicky Smith, Head of HR, International Applications

"Thank you for running such useful and insightful webinars at such a challenging time :)"
Lucy Gomes, Head of Global Reward & Recognition, Aesop

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