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The Workplace Wellbeing Podcast

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The Workplace Wellbeing podcast discusses all aspects of employee wellbeing, whether that is financial, mental health or just making work fun. Workplace Wellbeing is often cited as the number 1 growth area in HR and management and it is attracting growing interest from employers and entrepreneurs alike. Many of them are social entrepreneurs but some of them are riding the wave in an attempt to take advantage of the increasing interest in this area; we aim to help you navigate the world of Workplace wellbeing. We interview our strategic partners and customers who are active in wellbeing and explore how technology and a good strategy can help. We look at best practice in companies that care about their people and talk to charities that are focussed on improving the lives of people at work. We pay particular attention to the growing number of suppliers in the “wellbeing space”. We aim to speak to as many as possible and discuss the different approaches that they take and the problems they are trying to solve. We hope to give our listeners a full understanding of what it takes to ensure your colleagues are well looked after and hopefully introduce you to some of the innovators within the sector.

The Workplace Wellbeing podcast discusses all aspects of employee wellbeing, whether that is financial, mental health or just making work fun. Workplace Wellbeing is often cited as the number 1 growth area in HR and management and it is attracting growing interest from employers and entrepreneurs alike. Many of them are social entrepreneurs but some of them are riding the wave in an attempt to take advantage of the increasing interest in this area; we aim to help you navigate the world of Workplace wellbeing. We interview our strategic partners and customers who are active in wellbeing and explore how technology and a good strategy can help. We look at best practice in companies that care about their people and talk to charities that are focussed on improving the lives of people at work. We pay particular attention to the growing number of suppliers in the “wellbeing space”. We aim to speak to as many as possible and discuss the different approaches that they take and the problems they are trying to solve. We hope to give our listeners a full understanding of what it takes to ensure your colleagues are well looked after and hopefully introduce you to some of the innovators within the sector.

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United Kingdom

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The Workplace Wellbeing podcast discusses all aspects of employee wellbeing, whether that is financial, mental health or just making work fun. Workplace Wellbeing is often cited as the number 1 growth area in HR and management and it is attracting growing interest from employers and entrepreneurs alike. Many of them are social entrepreneurs but some of them are riding the wave in an attempt to take advantage of the increasing interest in this area; we aim to help you navigate the world of Workplace wellbeing. We interview our strategic partners and customers who are active in wellbeing and explore how technology and a good strategy can help. We look at best practice in companies that care about their people and talk to charities that are focussed on improving the lives of people at work. We pay particular attention to the growing number of suppliers in the “wellbeing space”. We aim to speak to as many as possible and discuss the different approaches that they take and the problems they are trying to solve. We hope to give our listeners a full understanding of what it takes to ensure your colleagues are well looked after and hopefully introduce you to some of the innovators within the sector.

Language:

English

Contact:

+447771522662


Episodes

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 2 - Chapter 8 : Psychological Wellbeing

7/7/2022
This is a subject which has become increasingly recognized as an area of employer responsibility. This is a problem that was often swept under the carpet in the past but is now benefiting from a much more open debate as in recent years the full scale of the problem has become clear. Throughout the podcast series, we have discussed the different types of mental health issues, the impact of work on people’s health plus a range of potential solutions. This chapter includes clips from the...

Duration:00:11:50

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 2 - Chapter 7 : Communication

6/27/2022
Just like leadership, communications has probably been one of the top 3 business book subjects of all time so we weren’t surprised that it came up regularly with our guests.. No clear trend emerged on the subject throughout our 2 series, other than clear communications and listening to your team help wellbeing. This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts: Paul Hills, Founder and CEO of Konektis.org | Bringing the body language back to video meetingsfor Youtube version click...

Duration:00:10:24

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 2 - Chapter 6 : Roles and Responsibility.

6/20/2022
Chapter 6: Roles and Responsibility. We were constantly surprised by the link between what you could call standard business practice and wellbeing. This is covered in this chapter which looks at how you select your team, the roles you give them, their responsibilities and other working practices. Tools such as an organization chart and a job description which must be part of management 101 really can have an effect on wellbeing if done properly and this came up time and again. This...

Duration:00:15:18

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 - Chapter 5

6/13/2022
Chapter 5: Management System and Process. If you really want to make a success of your strategy, some sort of management system to define and measure success and encourage continuous improvement is a good idea. This chapter discusses ISO 45003 which is the first global management standard covering psychological health and safety in the workplace and some simpler alternatives. This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts: Sheila Lord, Founder and Director, BMR Health and...

Duration:00:10:47

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 - Chapter 4

5/30/2022
Why have a wellbeing strategy – employer Responsibility and return on investment. It was pretty easy to establish that physical wellbeing is covered by health and safety regulations in most countries around the world. But what about more personal issues such as financial wellbeing, personal fitness and mental wellbeing. What is the responsibility of an employer in these areas? It probably won’t surprise you to hear, but our guests had a strong view that employers did have a responsibility...

Duration:00:09:18

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 - Chapter 3

5/20/2022
Chapter 3: Discovery and establishing a wellbeing strategy. Two themes emerged over the course of our podcast on strategy. They were: Several of our guests discussed the steps needed to establish a strategy which always started with asking colleagues their point of view and finding out what the wellbeing issues were. Once you know what the issues were, coming up with strategies to improve them was relatively easy. This was called the discovery phase and often involved surveys and...

Duration:00:11:41

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 - Chapter 2

5/12/2022
Trust based leadership. leadership come close to the top of the key issues that impact wellbeing, and also that good leaders make for a happy work place and that un happy organsiations nearly always have poor leadership as one of the root causes. Within leadership a key theme emerged from our guests as they consistently identified trust as probably the element of leadership which has the biggest impact on wellbeing. This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts: Sir Terry Leahy,...

Duration:00:13:23

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 - Chapter 1

5/4/2022
Breaking down the workplace wellbeing book into bite-sized chapters. Chapter 1: Values and Purpose. A theme that came up time and again in our 50 podcasts was that well-run organisations are happier places to work. Several of our contributors talked about the impact of values and purpose on wellbeing This chapter includes clips from the following podcasts: Sir Terry Leahy, Former CEO of Tesco Plc | The impact of company values on employee wellbeingJames Bolle, Captain of PRPSFL | Why...

Duration:00:06:05

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 2, Tactics – "Implementing a Wellbeing Strategy"

3/21/2022
Part 2 contains chapters that cover the key areas of wellbeing such as mental and financial wellbeing but also lots of tips to support implementing a wellbeing strategy. Regular listeners will probably have picked up the structure we tried to apply to all of our episodes. We tried to outline a problem that impacted on wellbeing, discuss the evidence, discuss potential solutions and then find out how we could implement the solutions in our workplace. These tips and ideas form the backbone of...

Duration:01:13:23

The Workplace Wellbeing Book - Done as a Podcast | Part 1 "Strategy – setting up your organisation for wellbeing"

3/14/2022
As the Workplace Wellbeing Podcast reached the 50th episode we were finding that we were starting to cover the same subjects over again and we also believe that we have now uncovered all of the key themes that will help you become a guru of wellbeing at work. So we have decided that this contribution of ours to the knowledge base of Workplace wellbeing is coming to an end and we won’t be making any more episodes. However, we wanted to do something to make the 50 episodes more accessible...

Duration:00:56:23

Julie Winkle Giulioni, Author and Leadership Speaker | The alternative to promotion and why it could improve wellbeing at work

3/7/2022
Ian is joined by Julie Winkle Giulioni author of “Promotions Are So Yesterday: Redefine Career Development. Help Employees Thrive.” This book follows on from the international bestseller “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go: Career Conversations Organizations Need and Employees Want.” which Julie co-authored Julie is an Inc. Magazine Top 100 Leadership Speaker, Julie is a regular columnist for Training Industry Magazine and SmartBrief, and contributes articles on leadership, career development,...

Duration:00:31:31

Terry McDougall, Author, Executive and Career Coach | Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms

2/28/2022
Ian is joined by Terry McDougall Terry is the author of “Winning the Game of Work: Career Happiness and Success on Your Own Terms” As well as being a successful author, Terry is also an Executive and Career Coach. She works with high-achieving business owners and companies to help them increase the overlap between their professional success and personal happiness. In this episode, as well as discussing Terry’s book Ian and terry also discusses her work with companies to help them improve...

Duration:00:24:43

André Delafontaine, Founder of Genius Life Academy | Maximizing time spent in your ‘Genius Zone’.

2/18/2022
Ian is joined by André Delafontaine, Founder of the Genius Life Academy. Andre has developed a unique methodology to help companies and individuals engage and energize teams by maximizing time spent in what Andre describes as their 'Genius Zones'. André is currently teaching the Genius Life methodology to various business schools in Switzerland. Through conferences for corporate companies, he coaches managers to find their Genius Life. André believes his methodology improves an employee's...

Duration:00:26:40

Lynn Yap, Author of The Altruistic Capitalist | Does altruistic capitalism improve wellbeing?

2/15/2022
Ian is ​​joined by Lynn Yap the author of The Altruistic Capitalist. Lynn’s book is about leaders creating a positive impact and profit. In it she discusses leaders who increase employee engagement, increase brand value through innovative products, and create social impact by focusing on purpose. Lynn is also the founder of Actv8 network whose mission is to increase the participation of women in technology and entrepreneurship. In this episode of the workplace wellbeing podcast, Ian...

Duration:00:26:04

Louise Deverell Smith, Founder of Daisy Chain | Flexible working and its impact on wellbeing

2/7/2022
Ian is joined by Louise Deverell Smith, founder of Daisy Chain. Daisy Chain is an award-Winning recruitment platform that Connects Parents with Flexible Employers. Louise describes it as a friendly way to search and connect with like-minded employers. This week in the UK work from home restrictions have ended as we hopefully see a return to some sort of normality and the government is keen to see commuters to return to city centres, this is likely to cause some debate between employers and...

Duration:00:28:36

David Green, Author and Business Owner of Improveon | The Age of Wellbeing

1/31/2022
In this episode, Ian talk's to a previous guest David Green - the author of "the Age of Wellbeing". When David came on the podcast previously, he gave us a wellbeing 101 session and helped us understand some fundamentals, such as how do you define and measure wellbeing. If you haven't listened to that podcast, we recommend you listen as it was one of our best; it is episode 3 of series 2. However, we didn't think a single 25-minute podcast was long enough to cover some of the globally...

Duration:00:31:37

Minal Bopaiah, Author and Founder of Brevity & Wit | How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives

1/24/2022
Minal is the author of “Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives.” She is a speaker and a strategist committed to designing a more equitable world. With degrees in English, Psychology, and Organizational Development, and a lifelong passion for diversity and inclusion, she has spent her career cross-pollinating ideas in service of greater social justice for all. Minal believes that "Equality is when everyone has the same thing. Whilst equity is when everyone has what they...

Duration:00:29:47

Dr Bob Nelson, President of Nelson Motivation & Mario Tamayo, Principal at Tamayo Group inc. | How to make work fun

1/17/2022
Ian is joined by DR BOB NELSON and MARIO TAMAYO. Bob is president of Nelson Motivation and is one of the world’s leading authorities on employee recognition and engagement. He has worked with over 80% of Fortune 500 companies. Mario is a principal with Tamayo Group Inc., a no-nonsense consulting firm specialising in leadership and organisational performance. Together they have co-authored the book “Work Made Fun Gets Done!: Easy Ways to Boost Energy, Morale, and Results” between them these...

Duration:00:32:15

Paul Hills, Founder and CEO of Konektis.org | Bringing the body language back to video meetings

1/10/2022
You can also see this episode on our Youtube channel if you would like to see Ian and Paul demonstrate the hand signals discussed in the podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0AqF2Yr7G0 Ian is joined by Paul Hills the founder of Konektis.org, which helps organisations transform their online meetings. Paul is an expert in video and hybrid meetings and the creator of some innovative techniques that are helping to bring body language back to video meetings. Paul is also an Honorary...

Duration:00:31:11

Perrine Farque, Keynote Speaker, Author and Founder of Inspired Human | Inclusion and Psychological safety

12/20/2021
Perrine Farque is a multi award-winning diversity expert and internationally recognised keynote speaker who was nominated in the Top 50 Most Influential Women in UK Tech. Perrine is passionate about building diverse, inclusive and equitable workplaces to drive employee engagement, retention, productivity, profitability, innovation and growth. Perrine’s book “Inclusion: the ultimate secret to an organization’s success” helps managers and HR professionals create inclusive and engaged...

Duration:00:31:30