Guest Blog: Wellbeing in the Workplace – Effective Tools, High Performance and the Legal Insight
In conjunction with Morgan McKinley we recently took part in an espresso breakfast briefing at the Bunratty Castle Hotel. Graham Skeffington, Resourcing Partner, Accounting & Finance, at Morgan McKinley, discusses the event in this guest blog.
This week, Morgan McKinley’s Limerick office were proud to host the latest in our series of Breakfast Briefing Seminars entitled “Well-being in the workplace – effective tools, high performance and the legal insight”.
Breakfast was held in the Bunratty Castle Hotel enabling both clients from the Limerick and Clare region to attend in large numbers. We were delighted to welcome Damian Mullins from ACT3 and two legal expert speakers from Keating Connolly Sellors. ACT3 is a psychology consultancy, specialising in psychological flexibility coaching and training while applying cutting edge behavioural science to create lasting change in well-being and performance. Keating Connolly Sellors is one of regions leading law firms. Stephen Keogh (Managing Partner) and Jack Nicholas BL were the guest speakers from Keating Connolly Sellors.
The morning was focused on the Legal Implications and Practical Tools for Employee Mental Well-being; With presentations, practical tools and debate the order of the morning. Stephen and Jack were very insightful on the legal implications around mental health in the workplace, explaining that all employees have mental health while highlighting the importance of the employer in identifying the employee having “ill mental health”. This can be identified in the workplace if there is an injury to health – either physical or a recognised psychiatric illness which isn’t down to ordinary occupational stress and is attributable to the workplace. Stephen stated that the “The World Health Organisation states that 50% of absentee hours by the year 2020 will be in the area of depression”.
Damian demonstrated how ACT training benefits employees in the workplace and how the training uses: Mindfulness, Values and Cognitive Behavioural Techniques to improve the well-being, behavioural effectiveness and quality of life of individuals. Damian uses the three pillar approach for the psychological well-being and life vitality of employees – Open, Aware and Active. Some of the many benefits include: Improved well-being and resilience, reduced levels of stress and burnout, improved engagement & motivation, enhanced leadership skills, enhanced learning, improved task performance.
Feedback on the event was extremely positive and clients left with a greater knowledge and understanding of the HR policies and legal implications of well-being in the workplace and also having been shown practice tools and techniques for their employees well-being and performance.
Please contact Morgan McKinley at 061-430940 for further information on the above or to discuss market trends or recruitment needs.
For further information on the legal implications associated with employee mental wellbeing contact Keating Connolly Sellors at 061 414 355 or email [email protected].