SMEs have disproportionately suffered from the worst excesses of Covid-19 despite Government financial lifelines. Their biggest challenge has been in retaining and managing the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees, whilst dealing with the unpredictability of the economic fallout. Those employers who have put their employees’ wellbeing first have generally fared better than those that have not.
With light at the end of the tunnel through new vaccines, there is now an opportunity for SMEs to leverage wellbeing to provide greater resilience and sustainability against future shocks. Knowing where to start and what to aim for is the biggest challenge for SMEs, as well as lacking the resources and wherewithal to plan a wellbeing framework strategy.
This is where the People Leaders’ Virtual Workplace Wellbeing Course can get your organisation off life support and on the road to recovery in 2021; there are a few places remaining on the next course starting on 7th January 2021.
Further details can be found in the attached article.
I will be sharing a platform with other reward experts on 22nd July, through the auspices of Curo. We will be debating how to manage employee reward today and beyond the coronavirus pandemic. The webinar will cover:
- The immediate reward challenges other reward practitioners are facing in the recovery phase of the pandemic
- The areas of reward that will become more important in new working environments
- How talent retention and engagement will impact reward post pandemic
- How employers can address the wage disparity that’s been highlighted during the pandemic
Please click on the link below to register for the webinar.
Landsker Business Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Evan Davidge Chartered FCIPD MBA as an Associate Consultant, specialising in HR total reward and wellbeing management.
Evan brings over 30 years’ experience in reward as a senior specialist and freelancer, where he has handled a wide range of projects in the UK and overseas across the private, public not for profit sectors. He has led on numerous ground-breaking initiatives over this period, which have earned plaudits from industry, including several prestigious awards.
Evan says “I am delighted to be working in partnership with Landsker, especially with their great understanding of business practices and employment markets throughout Wales. I strongly believe that we have complementary skills and knowledge, which will help transform how SMEs and larger businesses recruit, develop, reward and retain their staff throughout their organisations.
Jeremy Bowen Rees, Managing Director of Landsker says, “We are very pleased to have Evan on board; his wealth of knowledge and experience brings a new dimension to our range of innovative Human Resourcing and employment solutions.”
Landsker is located on the Carmarthenshire / Pembrokeshire border and is accredited on more business support programmes than any other organisation in Wales. In November 2019, within the UK Rural Enterprise awards, sponsored by Amazon, Landsker won the accolade of being the Best Professional Services Business in Wales and Northern Ireland. This helps demonstrate that Landsker genuinely understand the business landscape within rural Wales.
If you would like an initial free, no obligation and confidential discussion with Evan please email him at [email protected] or call our offices on 01994 240631. Further details can also be found at www.thewellbeingleader.co.uk
It’s been a pleasure to contribute to the Be the Business practical free guide to motivation for SMEs. This guide is full of great motivational tips on how to create a happier, healthier and productive workplace, using a combination of theory, live case studies and insights.
It is recommended as a must read for small business owners and people managers, but it should also benefit anyone with an interest in employee motivation.
More resources are available from Be the Business, an independent not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping SMEs improve their performance.
Just published by the Forum for Public Policy Wales, my article explains why ‘good work’ is critical to the Wellbeing Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015. The article explores ways of boosting quality work, such as improving income levels through career progression. It all encourages Public Service Boards to collaborate with business groups and professional bodies, rather than just engaging with communities through public sector agencies. It prophesises the creation of a whole systems approach to the Act where all employers are invited as partners to create a thriving and prosperous future for Wales.
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