In addition to the free to attend keynotes, case studies, panel sessions, author spotlights and workshops at the inaugural The Watercooler, attendees could opt to join roundtables running on both days of the event.
Hosted by industry experts, these offered the opportunity to share experiences off the record, create new connections and source ideas to take workplace wellbeing toolkits to the next level.
Topics covered ranged from “How to engage men in talking about mental health” to “Financial wellbeing: meeting the diverse and evolving needs of employees”.
Laura Todd, Director of Inclusion and Wellbeing at Randstad UK & RSR EMEA, who is also an Ambassador for Let’s Improve Workplace Wellbeing, hosted the roundtable entitled: “Seamlessly integrating talent, DEI and wellbeing initiatives”. In this article she outlines the key takeaways from the session which focused around:
- The role of wellbeing in successfully embedding an ED&I strategy in business processes and culture
- The importance of intersectionality in a truly inclusive wellbeing programme
- Key building blocks and tangible examples for creating a truly inclusive wellbeing strategy
Key takeaway #1: Engagement is key
Employers need to ask people what they want and what they need. We can only do this by talking to people and engaging through different communication mediums. This also means being open to correction and taking on suggestions around what could work better, what isn’t working and so forth.
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