IES Annual Conference – Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

DATE / TIME 16/01/2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

LOCATIONAmbassador’s Bloomsbury



Health and wellbeing is a growing issue and concern for employers today, with significant spend on specialist roles and other resources. However many tools and practices being used lack the evidence to prove their suitability and impact. Building on our track record of research and working in this area, Institute for Employment Studies is hosting its Annual Conference to provide access to some of the leading thinking and practice in this area, as well as the opportunity to network with peers across sectors.

Topics we will cover include:

 An expert review of progress on health and wellbeing in the workplace over the last 10 years; with a practical look ahead at where organisations now need to focus in coming years.

• Health and wellbeing from an employment law perspective. Where the employer needs to focus and what changes may lie ahead?

• The links between health and wellbeing and work from the perspectives of Public Health England’s Medical Champion for Work as a Health Outcome.

• A CEO’s perspective on managing their own health and wellbeing, and their role in leading the agenda for their organisation.

• The health and wellbeing challenges and benefits of an ageing workforce. What do employers need to do to attract and support an ageing workforce?

• Future challenges for employers – building on IES’ research and consultancy. Understanding the future challenges for employers.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for HR and OD professionals, those working in health and wellbeing and senior line managers.

How will you/your organisation benefit from this event?

By attending the event you will:

• Hear the latest thinking around advancing health and wellbeing practice in the workplace.

• Learn about what other organisations are doing to promote health and wellbeing.

• Have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and opportunities with peers.

• Have the space to think and reflect on what you might do to progress health and wellbeing in your own organisation.


  • Dame Carol Black, Chair of the British Library, the Centre for Ageing Better, Think Ahead, and VRA Friend
  • Udara Ranasinghe, Employment Lawyer, DAC Beachcroft
  • Dr Rob Hampton, Medical Champion for Work as a Health Outcome, Public Health England and VRA Friend
  • Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager: Fulfilling Work, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Stephen Bevan, Head of HR Research Development, IES and VRA Friend
  • Conference Chair: Ed Griffin, Director of HR Consultancy & Research, IES

Find out more and book here.