ROW Webinar: How to identify and address psychosocial risk factors in the workplace

Free | Wed 17 November 2021, 12pm – 1pm (NZST)

Overview:

Addressing psychosocial risk factors is an important part of creating a robust wellbeing strategy.  It can be the difference between a wellbeing program that takes a bandaid approach and a wellbeing strategy that gets to the heart of workplace wellbeing issues. Psychosocial risks include high workloads, tight deadlines, and lack of control of the work and working methods.

Has the pandemic changed psychosocial risk factors, and what can organisations to do identify and mitigate these risks? Joining us to explore this important topic is Professor Bevan Catley from Massey University. Drawing on the extensive New Zealand Barometer research and other new research works, Bevan will take us on a journey through the top issues and provide practical tips for wellbeing managers to implement to better support employees in the current conditions.

 

Our guest: Professor Bevan Catley

Bevan is a Professor in the School of Management (Albany). He is a member of the Healthy Work Group, which is a multidisciplinary team of researchers from Massey interested in psychosocial factors in workplace health and safety. Bevan’s primary research focus is on workplace bullying and workplace violence and he has published extensively on these topics in a number of international journals. Bevan is also a board member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management and a former board member of the International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment.

 

The agenda

1. Guest interview: We’ll start this session with the guest interview, facilitated by Sarah McGuinness.

2. Group discussion: After the interview, then we’ll open the ‘floor’ for discussion, and we welcome any questions you have about the interview topic.

3. News: We’ll invite you to share any news or wins, or ask workplace wellbeing questions of the group. Sarah will also share updates from the world of workplace wellbeing.

 

notes

The event is open to members of ROW Network and ROW Gold only.

BYO lunch. It’s all very informal.

FYI – The discussion section will be recorded to turn into a podcast. The Q & A or subsequent discussions will be not be included in the podcast (and please let us know if you have any concerns).

Instructions on how to join the meeting via Zoom will be provided upon registration.

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