How Edinburgh and Exeter Universities promote staff wellbeing in a hybrid workforce

2nd November 2021 | 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online

Recording now available

Join our live discussion where our panellists will discuss how we can use digital resources to promote wellbeing in and outside of the workplace.
How Edinburgh and Exeter Universities promote staff wellbeing in a hybrid workforce

The world of work has changed irreversibly over the last 18 months. For teaching and support staff in educational institutions, the pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges that required fast and long-term adaptability. Inevitably, the high-pressure expectation to deliver in new environments had a huge impact on staff wellbeing across the period of the pandemic.

As students and staff start to return to the campus, what does the “new normal” look like, and what does this mean for staff wellbeing? 
 

Learning & Development Manager at the University of Exeter, Rachel Brewer, Assistant HR and OD Partner at University of Edinburgh, Ruth Miller, and Mind Tools' Colin Beaton and Katie Danes, explored what hybrid working is and what it means for L&D in the education sector.
 

They discussed:

  • Challenges the education sector have faced around remote and hybrid working over the past 18 months.
  • What hybrid working looks like moving forward in educational organisations.
  • How L&D can support their institutions to deliver a truly hybrid working experience that benefits staff wellbeing.
  • How providers like Mind Tools for Business can support L&D leaders in hybrid environments.
  • What level of responsibility L&D must take for the wellbeing of employees in the post-pandemic world.
  • How we can use digital resources to promote wellbeing in and outside of the workplace.

Speakers

Rachel Brewer

Rachel Brewer

Learning & Development Manager, University of Exeter
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Ruth Miller

Ruth Miller

Assistant HR and OD Partner, University of Edinburgh
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Colin Beaton

Colin Beaton

Client Partner, Mind Tools for Business
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Katie Danes

Katie Danes

Global Custom Sales
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