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That HR Podcast episode 21: New year, better wellbeing?

22 Jan 2020 By PM Editorial

It’s the time of year when many people look to get healthy, and employers are usually only too eager to help. But do token gestures really help boost wellbeing in the long run? This episode is kindly sponsored by Gympass

At the start of the year, many people resolve to ditch alcohol and junk food and hit the gym in a bid to get healthy – and many businesses are using this to bolster their health and wellbeing offerings for 2020. So there’s no better time for That HR Podcast to closely examine organisational wellbeing, and ask if employers are starting to look beyond token gestures.

People Management’s Francis Churchill and Maggie Baska are put through their paces at Drag Diva Fit – one of London’s more unique fitness offerings – and talk to Jordan Flaste, its director and fitness ringleader, to find out how working out can bolster staff wellbeing.

Stephen Bevan, head of HR research development for the Institute of Employment Studies (IES), and Dr Caroline Marlow, director of L&M Consulting, also advise how businesses can encourage staff to be healthier in 2020.

And how would you know if someone was lying to you at work? Ian Mason, a non-verbal behaviour consultant and expert in deception at work, discusses how people professionals can become the Sherlock Holmes of their organisations. 

Plus Tim Pointer helps a listener dealing with the awkwardness of being their line manager’s ‘reluctant favourite’.

Don't forget to give us your feedback by tweeting us at @peoplemgt or email pmeditorial@haymarket.com.

Thank you to our guests from this episode:

  • Jordan Flaste, director and fitness ringleader of Drag Diva Fit
  • Dr Caroline Marlow, director L&M Consulting
  • Stephen Bevan, head of HR research development for the Institute of Employment Studies (IES)
  • Ian Mason, non-verbal behaviour consultant and expert in deception at work
  • Tim Pointer, founder of Starboard Thinking

This episode of That HR Podcast is kindly sponsored by Gympass.

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