Peer learning forum: Wellbeing and Remote Workers
AudienceBITC members with a wellbeing partnership, Wellbeing practitioners/managers and HR/people/talent management practitioners/managers
Thu, 18 June 2020 @ 14:00 – 17:00
Business in the Community events and COVID-19
In light of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, Business in the Community (BITC) is refining its approach to events in the coming weeks. Many events will now be delivered via digital technology. Those events which do not lend themselves to remote delivery will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
BITC’s primary goal is to keep people safe so we have taken this decision based on the latest information available from the UK Government, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Public Health Agencies in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as feedback from many of our members.
Please contact Events@bitc.org.uk for more information.
About the event
Business in the Community (BITC) is pleased to convene this peer learning forum, aimed at members with wellbeing partnerships, to provide insights into this growing topic of interest and to discuss the challenges, successes and next steps for employers as they support remote workers’ wellbeing.
A guest speaker will kick off the event to discuss research and good practice. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion under Chatham House Rule to consider what employers are and could be doing to understand and support their staff working remotely.
Light refreshments to be provided upon arrival.
This event is open to BITC members with wellbeing partnerships. It will also be of use to human resources and wellbeing practitioners.
Remote working is on the rise. Between 2008 and 2018 there has been a 74 per cent increase in the number of people working from their own home¹ . There is a wide variety of people who do not work in traditional office settings, including people who work from home, retail staff, contractors or drivers.
This represents a huge challenge for employers supporting the wellbeing of remote workers. Approaches to line management, communication, health and safety and training, to name a few, differ for remote and office-based workers and require specific thinking and resource.
¹Office of National Statistics (May 2019) Homeworkers by UK region, 2008 compared to 2018. Available at www.ons.gov.uk.
About peer learning forums
BITC’s peer learning forums provide a confidential environment to discuss common issues, good practice and solutions. There will be an emphasis on discussion and sharing experiences.
Contact details and further information
This event is free to attend for BITC members with a wellbeing partnership. Places are limited and will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to size restrictions, we are limited to offering one place per member organisation
For more details, contact Ellie Jefford, Events Coordinator at BITC.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
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