Insights Network Breakfast Briefing

Shaping the employee experience through leadership communication

The Willis Towers Watson Insights Network brings together UK employee engagement specialists, HR professionals and thought leaders to create a one-of-a-kind community focused on improving the employee experience. Please join our first briefing of the year to discuss best practices in leadership communication to inspire, engage and support employees.

There is no doubt that 2018 will be a challenging and defining year for the UK. Growth is projected to be slow given the uncertainties associated with Brexit. The slowdown in productivity is also likely to continue. With higher inflation and sluggish wage growth, household spending power could further decline. Employee wellbeing – emotional, financial and even physical – will be under strain. Messages from CEOs and senior leaders will matter more than ever.

Leaders’ ability to inspire is consistently one of the top drivers of sustainable engagement and willingness to go the “extra-mile”. We know that employees’ thirst for meaningful and authentic communication on purpose, strategy and business priorities is increasing. These trends are even stronger amongst the emerging workforce, who yearn for a sense of purpose and for signals that leaders care for their wellbeing.

We are delighted to announce our esteemed panel. Joining Willis Towers Watson Global Client Relationship Director, Helen McDonald, are:

  • Martin Friel – Head of Communications at AXA UK
  • Jane Gibbon – Director of Reward, Inclusion and Wellness at Starbucks
  • Laura Temple – Former Global Director of Integration, Communications and Engagement, Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • Ruth Wall – Global People Internal Communications Manager, Aviva

Our panel discussion will focus on answering the following questions:

  • Can CEOs’ and leaders’ communications really help counteract a gloomy socio-economic context?
  • How, and to what extent can their social media presence make a difference to employees’ sentiment, outlook on the future, commitment and willingness to “go the extra-mile?”
  • What else are high-performing organizations in the UK doing to protect employee engagement and wellbeing in 2018?.

We will discuss practical examples of how you can leverage various social media tools such as LinkedIn, Workplace (Facebook @ work), Twitter or Remesh (Crowdsourcing technology) to connect with, involve and engage employees.

This event is free to attend but we are reaching capacity so register now.

We hope you will be able to join us for what is set to be a helpful and thought-provoking session.