July 26, 2022 All Articles

Meet the Speaker: Phil Rimmer, Head of HR, Slater Heelis

Phil Rimmer is Head of HR at Slater Heelis, a leading law firm in the UK. Phil will be joining our virtual panel discussion on Strategies for a Healthy, Engaged & Remote Workforce at our Wellbeing at Work UK Summit on 20-22 September and we wanted to get his thoughts on all things wellbeing at work before he takes the stage.

We are thrilled that you will be speaking at our Wellbeing at Work UK Summit in September. Our first and most important question is, how are you doing today?

Very well thank you

As a leader based in the region, what are the main challenges you are facing when it comes to employee wellbeing?

The main priorities for me is ensuring that all our employees, across all levels feel fully supported at all times.  Mental health particularly has become a main headline over the past few years, however in terms of wellness and wellbeing mental health us just one of the many areas employers need to be focusing on and prioritising accordingly. 

What strategies have you seen developing in the UK over the past 6-12 months post pandemic to address health and wellbeing in the workplace?

There appears to be much more awareness and signposting, which has included organisations developing wellbeing strategies to include steering groups, steering groups, MHFA’s, wellbeing platforms, etc

Why is employee wellbeing so important to you personally?

Put simply, if we fail to look after our employees, they will either underperform or inevitably leave.  Without employees, there are no clients and without clients there is no business

What are you most looking forward to about the Summit in September?

Meeting new people, learning and sharing ideas

Tell us, what is your vision for the workplace of the future, in terms of employee engagement, health and wellbeing?

It has to continue to a priority in this ever changing world.  Employees need to be given a voice and know that they have full support of their employers without being judged

What areas do you think employers should be focused on over the next 12-18 months?

Wellbeing needs to be at the top of the agenda and treated as a priority.  Start with a wellbeing strategy and build from that

How has your organisation been leading the way?

We look after our employees and over the past 18 months have welcomed over 90 new joiners to Slater Heelis.  It’s essential to let all new employees know what support is available to them and how to access it, along with re-iterating this to current employees

Join us at the Wellbeing at Work UK Summit between 20-22 September 2022 in London, Manchester and virtually and hear from Phil and over 60 expert speakers from across the world. Further details here.

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