Well-being interview series
Get inspired by leaders in Business
Season 2 is out! Like with all good series, season 2 will bring you more excitement! You can expect several leaders, sharing insights from various angles on how to drive strategic employee well-being. The interviews will illustrate the pivotal role of decision makers in their journey to effective employee well-being, achieving measurable results for employees AND business performance. Business is tough right now, but you are not alone!
Our interviewers, Anoushka Bold (HR strategist) and Robin van Dalen (pioneer in on-line employee mental health coaching), explore the challenges leaders are facing, what worked in their businesses, and identify key learnings and insights.
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CHRO at Sodexo
"Leading with vitality: CHRO Pieter Versteeg on Sodexo’s proactive approach to employee engagement"
Sodexo's CHRO, Pieter Versteeg, emphasises the company's innovative strategies for employee well-being, vitality, and resilience, advocating for a proactive, holistic approach that prioritises employee engagement and adaptability in the face of workplace challenges.
Ex-ING Well-being Manager
“Embed well-being in the company strategy to achieve impact.”
Victoria Capard, ex-ING Wellbeing Manager on integrating well-being as a way to drive business success.
Health & Safety Advisor Nova College
Unleashing the power of well-being and vitality in education: personalised solutions, inquiry, and collaboration.
Rosa Wassink, Health & Safety Advisor of Nova College and Vitality Manager of the Year 2022, shares her perspective on success factors for strategic employee vitality.
Future of Wellbeing Leader
"What we measure, we treasure": Ryan Hopkins on building the future of well-being.
Ryan Hopkins, Future of Wellbeing Lead and InsideOut 2022 Global Emerging Well-being Leader of the year, shares his perspective on a more strategic, measurable and practical approach to employee well-being.
Executive Director HR VodafoneZiggo
"Beyond connectivity: Thomas Mulder on VodafoneZiggo's commitment to employee well-being"
Thomas Mulder, Executive Director HR at VodafoneZiggo, discusses the company's holistic approach to employee well-being, emphasising the importance of joy, purpose, and inclusivity, and how these principles are integrated into their broader people strategy and operational practices.
Manager Employability dsm-firmenich
"The power of personal touch": Jeroen Kluytmans' vision for employee well-being at dsm-firmenich.
Jeroen Kluytmans, Manager Employability at dsm-firmenich, emphasizes the transformative journey of the company, his personal experiences that shaped his perspective on well-being, and the importance of genuine personal connections and listening in fostering employee well-being and sustainable employability.
Ingeborg van Harten
"Employee-centricity at its best: Insights from 7people’s founder Ingeborg van Harten on nurturing a thriving work culture"
Ingeborg van Harten, founder of 7people, emphasises the paramount importance of employee-centricity, advocating for proactive well-being measures and a flexible, inclusive work culture to drive organisational success.
HR Director for ING Benelux
Maarten van Beek
"Well-being should be about behaviour, leadership and measurable results for people, not about yet another vitality program".
Maarten van Beek, HR Director for ING Benelux, highlights the importance of holistic well-being, advocating for a flexible approach that aligns with life stages, and underscores the need for genuine connections and individual-centered solutions in the evolving work landscape.
Health and Well-being lead at Philips Benelux
A deep dive into health and vitality: Marjolein Janssen on Philips’ innovative approach to employee vitality and engagement.
Marjolein Janssen, Health and Well-being Lead at Philips Benelux, reflects on her 15+ years in health and vitality, emphasizing the evolution of well-being in the corporate world and the pivotal role of genuine human connections in fostering employee vitality.
CHRO at Capgemini
Leading with empathy: Tineke Meints’ well-being strategy for fostering employee connection and growth at Capgemini.
Tineke Meints, CHRO of Capgemini Netherlands advocates for a holistic well-being and vitality strategy at Capgemini, emphasizing empathy and connection to foster personal growth and employee engagement within the company's tech-focused environment.
Marco van Ackooij
Inuka's first well-being interview series
Get inspired by leaders in Business
Learn how to keep your employees vital from leaders of these companies: Johnson & Johnson, LeasePlan, InShared, PWC, WeTransfer and SIG, including two CHRO ‘s of the year.
We explore critical aspects of Well-being leadership, with insights in challenges, current trends & best practices.
These interviews are a spin-off of the recent study by Anoushka Bold – HR strategist and Leadership & Transformation professional. The research is about constructing credible evidence on the effectiveness of mental health interventions in the workplace. Enabled by Inuka Coaching: continuously investing in research to broaden knowledge on effective mental well-being programmes.
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“This is no longer about doing ‘something’ on well-being, but getting serious about implementing proven, effective approaches as part of a robust and holistic strategy.”
Anoushka Bold, HR strategist, transformation leader, and newly cum laude researcher on the key insights for being successful in employee well-being.
“We have a responsibility to help our employees to succeed in the transformation, to help them feel relevant for the future organisation.“
Tjahny Bercx, People & Performance Officer at LeasePLan, on empowering employees to go through change smoothly
“At We Transfer we made a bold move by cancelling the sick leave insurance to invest in prevention.”
Gwen Burbidge, WeTransfer CHRO, on leading employee well-being in the tech industry.
“How bad does it need to get before you realize that your employees are your biggest asset?”
Audrey Daumain, Real impact Performance Coach on how thorough onboarding can support employees in being succesfull.
Ministerie van Defensie
Kees de Rijke
“80% of the employees do 100% of the work right now. Take good care of this 80%! Make sure you spend the 20% you save on vitality programs, relieve their work a bit and offer your people the best, new phone.”
Kees de Rijke, Director Nederlandse Koninklijke Landmacht and HR director of the year 2022 on key succesfactors in employee well-being.
Johnson & Johnson
“Addressing mental health as ‘non-medical’ makes it more accessible for leaders and people to talk about it with their own narrative.”
Sharyn Toner, Wellbeing lead at Johnson & Johnson Netherlands, on how J&J is using data-driven insights to achieve focused impact, how leaders can make a critical difference by incorporating compassion and openness into the culture, and the value of employee resource groups.
“Leadership plays a crucial role”
Suzanne Verzijden, Chief People & Culture Officer bij SIG Combibloc,on leading employee well-being compassionately
“The biggest challenge in healthcare is the availability of people for the longer term. Focus on mental wellbeing is key in this.”
Herbert Schilthuis, Head of the Occupational Health Department of Amsterdam UMC, on the challenges in employee wellbeing in a complex, hierarchical health care institute.
“If you start investing real money on vitality, ROI becomes more important."
Barbara Stam, CHRO InShared on defining effectiveness on wellbeing interventions
“Today it is vital to assess the impact of financial decisions on employee well being.”
Rogier Nelissen, COO at Bergman Clinics Netherlands, on humbleness in the board room in order to create a compassionate leadershipsteam.
“At PWC, our decisions about employee well-being are becoming more data-driven.”
Bas Vliegenthart, Wellbeing Lead at PWC, on how PWC bases their interventions on mental health on data.
Zilveren Kruis, Nisha Alberts
“Focus on prevention, an insurers perspective.”
Dilia Leitner, Consultant Strategy & Business Development, Sr . Propositions lead at Zileveren Kruis/Achmea
Q2 of 2023
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