Key Points
  • Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on your employees: Returning to the workplace and Working from Home
  • Exploring How to Manage Sickness Absence in the Workplace: Identifying characteristics of people with the highest sickness absence rates and implementing effective policies to support these individuals
  • Assessing the impact of Presenteeism on your business: identifying key characteristics that contribute to productivity loss
  • Exploring the role of Occupational Health and Workplace Wellbeing: Overseeing how occupational health practitioners and providers can improve productivity
  • Understanding Absenteeism in the context of Employment Law: Exploring where the law stands on being fit for work, making reasonable adjustments and dismissal


Overview

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Richard Daniel Curtis, Programme Director, The Mental Health Aware Leadership and the Skills for Progress programmes
  • Dr Chris van Stolk, Executive Vice President, RAND Europe
  • Stewart Lucas, Strategic Lead for Greater Manchester, Mind
  • Nick Pahl, CEO, Society of Occupational Medicine
  • Anna Youngs, Partner, Clarke Willmott
  • Sharon Vibert, Menopause in The Workplace
  • Joe Loftus, Physiotherapist, Occupational Health, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Noreen Tehrani, The British Psychological Society


    Westminster Insight’s digital workshop on Supporting Employees at Work in Response to COVID-19 will focus on reducing employee absenteeism and tackling presenteeism in the workplace while considering how businesses can recover from COVID-19.

    Assess the impact of presenteeism on your business by reviewing the key drivers to productivity loss, including financial issues, lack of sleep, mental ill-health and physical ill health. The Society of Occupational Medicine will share how to help employees successfully return to work after the COVID-19 lockdown, examining your legal obligation as an employer and ensuring productivity in the workplace.

    You will review strategies toimprove employee productivity through early intervention, digital solutions and behaviour insights.We will explore the handling of difficult cases in the context of employment law, and you'll hear practical case studies focusing on menopause and musculoskeletal disorders.

Agenda
Start

09:35 - 09:50
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Richard Daniel Curtis Programme Director, The Mental Health Aware Leadership and the Skills for Progress Programmes

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09:50 - 10:20
Understanding the Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Wellbeing and How Leaders Can Support Colleagues

 
10:30 -10:20 Questions and Discussion

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Sharon De Mascia Director, Cognoscenti Business Psychologists

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10:20 - 10:50
How to Mitigate Business Risk while Tackling Presenteeism

 
  • Understanding the definition of presenteeismits prevalence in the workplace?  
  • Establishing systemic interventions to ensure long term strategies, not short-term quick fixes? 
10:40-10:50 Questions and Discussion

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Dr Chris van Stolk Executive Vice President, RAND Europe

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10:50 - 11:20
Managing Employees During the COVID 19 Pandemic: Exploring Some of the Employment Law Impacts of COVID 19

 
 
  • Changes to employment processes to account for the pandemic
  • A brief update on (more) changes to the furlough scheme
  • Managing the impact of new ways of working, including the potential for organisational change
11:10 - 11:20 Question and Discussion 


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Anna Youngs Partner, Clarke Willmott Solicitors

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11:20 - 11:40
Intermission

 

11:40 - 12:10
Returning to Work after the COVID-19 Lockdown

 
  • Managing employees returning to work so that employers can manage risk alongside their legal obligation
  • Planing ahead: understanding a staged return to work, the impact to productivity and reducing absenteeism and presenteeism 
  • Supporting employees who are working from home, while establishing trust 
12:00-12:10 Questions and Discussion 

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Nick Pahl CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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12:10 - 12:40
Helping Businesses Manage Menopause at Work, Reducing Absenteeism & Improving Performance

 
  • Ensure your organisation is ‘menopause friendly’ and assessing the impact on performance and attendance at work and on their relationships with colleagues
  • Talking about and managing the menopause at work is as normal as managing any other health condition

    12:30-12:40 Questions and Discussion

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Deborah Garlick Director, Menopause in The Workplace

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12:40 - 13:10
Reducing Staff Sickness Absence and the Impact of Musculoskeletal Disorders

 
  • Knowing the risks in the workplace and taking steps to reduce them
  • Investing upfront in rehabilitation to reduce cost and risks
  • Exploring the outcomes of an up front physiotherapy service

    13:00-13:10 Questions and Discussion

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Joe Loftus Physiotherapist, Occupational Health, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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13:10 - 13:40
Covid-related anxiety and distress in the workplace: A guide for employers and employees

 
13:30-13:40 Questions and Discussion 

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Dr Noreen Tehrani Chartered Occupational, Health, Counselling, coaching and trauma Psychologist, British Psychological Society

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13:40 - 13:45
Chair's Closing Remarks

 

End

Speakers

Richard Daniel Curtis Programme Director, The Mental Health Aware Leadership and the Skills for Progress Programmes

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Sharon De Mascia Director, Cognoscenti Business Psychologists

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Deborah Garlick Director, Menopause in The Workplace

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Joe Loftus Physiotherapist, Occupational Health, Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Nick Pahl CEO, The Society of Occupational Medicine

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Dr Noreen Tehrani Chartered Occupational, Health, Counselling, coaching and trauma Psychologist, British Psychological Society

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Dr Chris van Stolk Executive Vice President, RAND Europe

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Anna Youngs Partner, Clarke Willmott Solicitors

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Venue details

Digital Event Broadcast Live


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