In major cities across Europe, considerable investment is being made in corporate health & wellbeing as an essential element of achieving competitive advantage and employee-productivity improvement.
As the financial and business capital of the Netherlands (and home to more than 2,700 international-enterprises) the need to support positive health and wellbeing among Amsterdam’s highly-skilled and diverse workforce is of critical importance to the national economy.
The Citywork Amsterdam congress will examine the business case for increased workforce-investment and the productivity benefits this will bring to this multi-employer business community.
Through keynote presentations and themed workshops, Citywork Amsterdam will educate and inform leaders - from across the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area - drawn from HR, Personnel, Talent Management, Benefits, Renumeration, Health & Wellbeing.
REGISTRATION AND NETWORKING
THE BUSINESS BENEFITS OF INVESTING IN EMPLOYEE-VITALITY
Herbert Schilthuis - Director of Global Health and Safety: HEINEKEN International B.V. (confirmed)
EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: THE KEY TO PRODUCTIVITY & PERFORMANCEEster Klaeijsen - NL HR Country Lead: Cisco (confirmed)
THE FUTURE OF WORK AND EMPLOYEE-WELLBEING
Pauline Bongers - Director: Prevention Work & Health: TNO (invited)
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
COFFEE AND NETWORKING BREAK
WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 1 AND ROOM LOCATIONS
A, 10 reasons why your health & wellbeing strategy is failing (Room Location: TBC)
B, Corporate health & well-being: how to establish an effective provider network (Room Location: TBC)
There are numerous providers in the work-related healthcare market, but in practice, many organisations fail to put serious thought into choosing a provider. The choice is often made only when an employee actually falls ill. However, it’s worth taking a more conscious approach to choosing a provider- often at an earlier stage- and activating a different kind of healthcare. This session will outline both at employer and employee level when certain choices are available, and explain which kind of healthcare is most effective at each stage. This will ensure you have the right healthcare provider at the right moment, ultimately getting the best care for your employees. And with a number of objective criteria, you can get started yourself!
How do you reach the unmotivated, unhealthy employee? (Room Location: TBC)
[More detail coming soon]
WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 2
A, Productivity, Efficiency, Vitality – The Impact of Sleep (Room Location: TBC)
We need high quality sleep in order to function at our full potential. However, as anyone in a high-pressure position will tell you, a good night’s sleep is absolutely not a given! One in two employees arrive at work not properly rested, the impact upon your productivity and efficiency and their vitality is great. This session will outline the effects a lack of sleep has on the mind and body. We will also show the latest sleep enhancement and light treatment tools and techniques which will help your employees to sleep more efficiently. Enabling them to stay fit, happy and healthy and to perform to their full potential.
B, Financial insight, a key driver in employee wellbeing (Room Location: TBC)
Research shows the importance of financial wellbeing for employees. Increasing retirement age and more flexible work require employees to take more control over their career and finances. For employers to think about how to adjust to these changes. Furthermore, increasing regulation urges employers to provide employees with a clear understanding of employee benefits.
Giving personal finance insight has huge advantages for both employer and employees. During the workshop we will give you a clear insight in the effect of personal financial planning for employees and why recently it has become part of many collective labor agreements in the Netherlands.
FinBase is specialized in providing financial insight to employees with a scalable and effective solution MijnGeldzaken.nl. Our solution won several awards and is used by companies like Randstad and IBM, but also by employees of the Provinces and the Waterschappen.
WORKSHOPS SESSIONS 3
Energy Re-Boot (Room Location: TBC)
Get that ‘double-espresso’ effect without reaching for the coffee! Experience how to liven up your team, sharpen their focus and boost their mood with a combination of short, simple yet amazingly effective techniques. Perfect for important days in the office, a morning or post-lunch wake-up. A combination of simple stretches, breathing techniques, and mindfulness-based exercises will super-charge energy and focus. No sweat or effort required – and you don’t even have to change out of your business clothes.
DRINKS AND NETWORKING