Workwell Benchmarking Engagement Event - September 2013


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Towers Watson London

We would like to invite you to an event to understand the results of the 2013 benchmarking and find out how you can take part in the important programme.

BITC’s Workwell benchmark for 2014 will be launched in September 2013 and is open to all organisations.

Speakers to date include:

  • Cathrine DeConinck-Smith, Sustainable and Responsible Investment Officer, Threadneedle Investments (members of the PRI-coordinated Engagement on Employee Relations Steering Committee)

  • Amanda Owen, Director, Health and safety, Employee Health and Diversity, Bupa

  • Dr Paul Litchfield, OBE, Chief Medical Officer and Director Health, Safety & Wellbeing, BT

  • Justin Crossland, Senior Consultant, Towers Watson

  • Louise Aston, Workwell Campaign Director

  • Fionnuala O'Grady, Governance and Responsible Investment Analyst, Threadneedle Investments

About the Benchmarking

BITC’s Workwell benchmark was developed in response to research showing a positive link between strong people management and organisational performance, with FTSE 100 companies that have robust arrangements for reporting on employee engagement and wellbeing outperforming the rest of the FTSE 100 by 10 per cent. The benchmark also responded to investor demands for a standardised measurement of employee management that could inform their investment decisions.

Over the last 10 years, organisations have built their confidence in reporting key environmental and societal benefits through sustainability reports. Business in the Community is now encouraging more organisations to address the effective use of data to demonstrate responsible people practices.

Why take part in the benchmarking

Investors would like companies to demonstrate how they are managing their employees effectively as they believe robust employee practices can contribute to strong long-term success.

By taking part in the Workwell benchmarking companies will be able to receive feedback on strengths and gaps where future progress can be made on public reporting. It will also give organisations an opportunity to see how they compare with their peers and competitors.

Through taking part in the benchmarking organisations will be able to track progress, reinforcing good practice and driving continuous improvement.