HR Roundtable – Understanding the links between Wellbeing & Performance

Employee Wellbeing is assuming increased salience for organisations right across the sectors. Indeed, employers are moving away from simply providing support services to a person-centred approach.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Becky Thoseby, Group Head of Wellbeing at the Department for Transport (DfT). Becky’s work cuts right across not only the Department, but also DfT Agencies – bringing a strategic focus to wellbeing across a diverse workforce.

Becky will be speaking alongside Dr Helen Emmott, a Director of The Cambridge Code, a diagnostic method to expose and measure subconscious drivers and wellbeing. Helen will explain what The Cambridge Code is all about: why it was created, what it is for, a little of how it works, and how it can be used in organisations to gain insight into the wellbeing and flourishing of staff.

For delegates, this will be an opportunity to hear from practitioners focused on harnessing a data-led approach to Wellbeing – ensuring it is firmly on the Boardroom agenda across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

 

About the Speakers

Becky Thoseby

Becky owns the wellbeing offer for employees of the Department for Transport and its agencies.  Her primary focus is creating a culture of wellbeing at DfT.  Recent work includes:

  • Running DfT’s first employee wellbeing survey, a diagnostic tool to target interventions where they are most needed;
  • Designing and delivering training for our most senior leaders, focused on developing self awareness and behaviour change;
  • Changing the picture we paint of a high performer to recognise that colleagues with wellbeing issues can still be high performers if the issue is managed well;
  • Providing coaching to individual senior managers to address wellbeing issues arising in their areas.

Becky also practices as a wellbeing coach, both privately and as part of her role, and delivers mindfulness sessions within DfT.

 

Dr. Helen Emmott

Helen has a deep interest in how people define themselves and their work and how this affects identity and wellbeing. She was a Lecturer and Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London and has combined academic research with commercial and non-profit experience. Helen led the Education practice of an international Executive Search firm and was Head of Talent at The Whitehall & Industry Group. 

Helen is an Accredited Coach and runs her own coaching practice.  In 2017 she became a Director of The Cambridge Code, a diagnostic method to expose and measure subconscious drivers and wellbeing.