Energy Sparker Rachel Linstead is urging firms to create happier and healthier workforces – and supercharge their fortunes – by tackling the soaring cost of employment-related sickness.
The annual cost of work-related illness to the UK economy reached about £15 billion in 2016/17 – and that figure does not include the cost of long-term illness.
With the cost of this serious problem impacting heavily on the bottom line, Rachel – who is Director of Firecracker – is encouraging bosses to get to grips with the issue by booking their places at the Lincolnshire Workplace Health and Wellbeing Conference.
It is Firecracker’s inaugural conference and takes place on May 14, 2019, at The Showroom, off Tritton Road, Lincoln.
Rachel said: “The solution lies with employers, who have a responsibility to keep their staff safe and well under The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
“Extensive research clearly shows that those companies who do look after their staff wellbeing have great business success and see a clear return on investment too.”
Firecracker has lined-up the event with a mix of speakers, who will be encouraging delegates to take time out and explore some of the many ways they can “future-proof” their businesses for continued success by looking after their staff’s health and wellbeing
Speakers already booked include Chris Blevins of The Askefield Project. This is a care farm in Friskney, which offers free support to anyone over 18 who has a mental health condition; conference tickets will include a £5 donation to the charity.
Delegates will also hear from Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly – currently national lead for performance management. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and was recently accepted as a Chartered Director.
Sleep behaviour and environment expert, The Sleep Geek, James Wilson will also be talking about the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. James who works with organisations ranging from Blue Chip corporates to sports teams, was one of the experts on Channel 4’s series The Secrets of Sleep.
There will also be refreshment breaks, networking and the opportunity to speak to exhibitors who specialise in workplace health and wellbeing services.
Those interested in attending can book Early Bird tickets £75, plus VAT, provided they order by January 31.
After that tickets will cost £95, plus VAT and will be available up until May 10.