Employee Wellbeing Initiatives for 2021 – Business Live Health & Wellbeing Takeaways
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Smart Recruit Online returned to once again sponsor Business Live’s Employee Health & Wellbeing event last monthSome common themes appeared for employee wellbeing initiatives going into 2021, from ways to improve mental health and welfare to workplace productivity, all thought to contribute to overall wellbeing.  

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Highlights from Business Live Health & Wellbeing
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

It’s a wrap! We had so much fun sponsoring Business Live’s Health & Wellbeing Event last week. Over 300 HR Managers, Wellbeing Experts and Hiring Managers signed up to share their experiences and learn some helpful wellbeing tips from our panel of expert speakers.

Couldn’t make it? We’ve put together some of the highlights for you here.

 

Emilie Barlow Martin

Our first speaker Emilie discussed her own experiences supporting mental health during lockdown. She described how setting time aside to purely focus on self-care is vital, whether that’s through fitness or just settling down with a good book.

Emilie works with Document Logistix to deliver centralised document management systems, which has proved hugely important to businesses during the lockdown period. You can find their website here.

Connect with Emilie – LinkedIn

 

Daryl Woodhouse

Daryl works closely with businesses to improve their performance through the life-work effect. This is achieved by forming daily habits in 4 key areas: Smart Action, Productivity Mastery, Work-Life Balance (or Life-Work Balance!), and Wellbeing. Daryl even gave some top tips on how to manage the return to the office, with the main takeaway to have more fun. Have a 5-minute huddle at the start of every working day with a short, fun team exercise, to help boost your employees’ mood and thus their productivity.

If you want some extra action points on how to improve your productivity, you can sign up for Daryl’s next free event here.

Connect with Daryl – LinkedIn

 

Navrita Atwal

With over 20 years in the industry, Navrita gave some excellent insights into Equality and Diversity in the workplace. Her top tips included ensuring your business is promoting equality of opportunity, so that all your employees’ needs are being met – for example, providing the right equipment for those who require extra support. Giving your employees the confidence to share their needs is also a must, through a supportive working environment with zero tolerance policies and staff support groups.

Connect with Navrita – LinkedIn

 

Michael Stephens

Talking through his own experiences, Michael gave us some deep insights into how burnout can unexpectedly happen to you. In a world where many employees put themselves under stress and pressure to succeed, self-care and wellbeing in a corporate environment is important. This drove Michael to launch Create Space, a global retreat and workshop service for businesses to support employee self-care, and equip them with tools for personal growth.

You can book yourself on one of Michael’s bespoke learning and development workshops here.

Connect with Michael – LinkedIn

 

Jon Manning

Jon operates one of the biggest mental health services in Milton Keynes, Arthur Ellis. Aptly using the imagery of bananas and donuts, Jon discussed how Banana Behaviours (Moving, Focusing Attention, Communicating, Learning, and Helping Others) all contribute positively towards health. When these behaviours are interrupted, or we indulge a bit too much in Donut Behaviours (wine, Netflix etc.), our overall health can decline. Making sure you have a good balance between these behaviours positively impacts your health.

You can find a wide range of useful mental health guides and support on the Arthur Ellis website here.

Connect with Jon – LinkedIn

 

Ravi Summan

Our final speaker, Ravi, shared how physical health can help lead to better mental health, and employee wellbeing. After great success in the business world, in 2019 Ravi turned his sights to helping corporate workers transform their physical health, and launched his wellness brand Ravi Summan Wellness. Ravi recommends encouraging your workers to exercise throughout the week, setting aside time to keep their physical and mental health strong.

You can find Ravi’s wellness podcast here on Apple and Spotify.

Connect with Ravi – LinkedIn

 

After a successful event, we are greatly looking forward to the next one and hope to see you there. More details to follow…

To watch the recording of the event, click here (passcode: F*1ZXkY#)

Smart Recruit Online


We offer an evidence-based, talent acquisition and recruitment management system. Our platform will help you cut costs and increase the quality of candidates. While also improving the performance of your recruitment strategy and ensuring your candidates have the best experience of your brand. We use extensive research and an understanding of human behaviour to keep our business and our technology at the cutting edge.


Business Live Health & Wellbeing Event 2021
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

Smart Recruit Online are happy to share that we are once again sponsoring Business Live’s free Health & Wellbeing Event on the 25th of February. If you are a HR managerWellbeing Expert or Hiring Manager looking for extra ways to support your staff with their mental and physical health, this event is well worth signing up to.  

 

What is the event?  

Employee mental health and wellbeing are topics that have been gaining a lot of traction in businesses. This is now even more so the case, with many people working from home and looking for support from their employers as we continue to navigate a ‘new normal’. 

Business Live’s Health and Wellbeing Event aims to give you the tools to help support your employees for years to come. With a fantastic virtual panel of expert speakers on the subject, you will gain insight into their own experiences and practical solutions that you can bring into your business to improve staff wellbeing.  

 

Why should you attend?  

Research has found that happier employees lead to higher productivity, staff retention and ultimately, a more successful business. Fostering a positive work culture around staff wellbeing will help this, and this event gives you the tools to do just that. Better yet, a good working culture will be attractive to any future talent looking to join your business.  

Last year’s event hosted to over 90 HR managers, business owners, and hiring managers. There was extremely positive feedbackwith many attendees stating they would come again.

 

 

Talk Schedule  

3.00pm – Registration and entry to the zoom call 

3.05pm – Welcome Victoria Beale, CEO Business Live UK 

3.10pm – Emilie Barlow-Martin – Document Logistix 

3.20pm – Q and A 

3.25pm – Daryl Woodhouse – ABP/ DW/ Mental Fitness and Productivity 

3.35pm – Q and A 

3.40pm – Navrita Atwal – Equality Council UK 

3.50pm – Q and A 

4.00pm – Michael Stephens – Corpwell 

4.10pm – Jon Manning – Arthur Ellis Mental Health 

4.20pm – Q and A 

4.30pm – Ravi Summan – Ravi Summan Wellness 

4.40pm – Q and A 

4.45pm – Mark Glenister – Black Dog/ Corpwell 

4.50pm – Q and A 

4.55pm – Arran Stewart – Job.com 

5.05pm – Q and A 

5.10pm – 10 sec delegate introductions 

5.30pm – Close 

 

 

You can sign up to attend the event for FREE here  

Smart Recruit Online


We offer an evidence-based, talent acquisition and recruitment management system. Our platform will help you cut costs and increase the quality of candidates. While also improving the performance of your recruitment strategy and ensuring your candidates have the best experience of your brand. We use extensive research and an understanding of human behaviour to keep our business and our technology at the cutting edge.


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Annie Button is a Portsmouth based writer and recent graduate. Annie has written for various online and print publications, she specialises in business, recruitment and career development.


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We offer an evidence-based, talent acquisition and recruitment management system. Our platform will help you cut costs and increase the quality of candidates. While also improving the performance of your recruitment strategy and ensuring your candidates have the best experience of your brand. We use extensive research and an understanding of human behaviour to keep our business and our technology at the cutting edge.


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Health, Wellbeing & Mental Health Community goes live
Danielle Meakin - 6 Comments - 29 Sep 2019

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Mark has worked in and researched the HR & Recruitment landscape for over 10 years. He is a serial entrepreneur, previous winner of the prestigious Chambers - Innovation in Business award, and founder of Smart Recruit Online Ltd, CareersPage Ltd, The HR Resource Library and Corporate Wellness & Mental Health UK Ltd. Smart Recruit Online is the winner of 7 national and international awards for recruitment innovation.


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