Why Organisational Wellbeing?
The bottom line profit produced and the return on investment
to shareholders have traditionally been used to measure an
organisation’s success. Even in the New Zealand public sector
where many functions are delivered using a business unit model,
there is a demand that most outcomes must be measured in financial
For years HR practitioners have worked hard to be included
as part of the business model, included in decision-making,
and listened to when changes were imminent. HR people know
about the co-dependent relationship that exists between people
and profit, but surprisingly it still comes as a revelation
to many organisations that the healthier the people, the healthier
the profit. Health is measured in many ways – not just the
Are you doing enough to ensure that your organisation is
maximising the best practices currently available to enhance
the talent that you are responsible for, and to ensure the
best possible return on investment to your stakeholders? Our
government has recognised the cost of stress and fatigue in
the workplace and has amended the Health and Safety in Employment
Act to make abusers pay, but isn’t it a sad reflection on
our values and practices that many organisations will only
act if there is a fear of penalty?
The 2003 HRINZ conference will most certainly not
be an OSH conference. Our conferences provide thought-leadership
to those involved in HR, in an effort to move the business
community forward in its thinking and behaviour. We’ll explore
the working environment from a strategic position – we’re
keen to encourage organisations to review their workplace
strategies and make them good places to be. For those who
want to create the right conditions to attract and retain
the best people, and for those who want to match expectations
with results, there will be huge value in attending this conference.
We’ll help you to facilitate change to a better place.
Our three concurrent streams will look at Conditioning the
Environment, Having a Life and Managing to Perform.
Conditioning the Environment
will be focussed on the environment we create for our people
to work in – broad issues concerning valuing the contribution
that the people we employ make to the organisation’s success.
We’ll cover career development; talent retention; motivation;
emotions at work; bullying; and succession planning.
Having a Life will look
at leading by example; managing stress and minimising burnout;
passion; leisure and pleasure at work; work/life balance;
workaholism; managing expectations; and incorporating wellness
into organisational culture.
Managing to Perform will
cover the realities of performance management systems in the
NZ public sector; corporate mentoring; managing culture and
values to build an engaged organisation; and the correlation
between HR practices and bottom line results.
A wide range of top international speakers will present keynote
sessions including the healthy organisation; releasing individual
potential through employee wellbeing; and people perform –
No conference of this quality is complete without a top-notch
expo, and to prove that we can walk our talk, we’ll be offering
lots of opportunities for social interaction, including networking,
and of course the very best party in town.
HRINZ annual conferences have consistently led the way through
quality, innovation and value. Once again we’re very proud
to offer you this most significant and unique event.