Happy Workplaces Conference 2020

LEADING international industry experts will share tips on designing and creating a happy workforce as part of this year’s unmissable Happy Workplaces Conference, an online, completely interactive event which runs on Thursday, October 1.

In the latter end of a year when the workplace, never mind a happy workplace, can be hard to define, key stakeholders in like-minded organisations are invited to put their heads together and get a deeper understanding of what working environments where people feel good about themselves look like.

Engaged staff are 22 % more profitable and happy employees take less time off

*Research shows that happy, engaged staff are 22 per cent more profitable and happy employees take 3.9 days off work, compared to their disengaged counterparts who miss an average 10.7 days per working year. Engaged organisations are also better able to manage and grow as they have 24 per cent lower employee turnover.

The Happy Workplaces conference is designed to get senior management thinking differently, according to Andrew Tobin of Stryve, one of three partners presenting the event. He commented,


Happier workplaces are more productive workplaces; they perform better financially and are more rewarding for everyone involved. This event is designed to help employers, managers and HR personnel create a happy workplace, by learning from international industry experts, interacting directly with key stakeholders in like-minded organisations and gaining from practical examples.”

Happy Workplaces 2020 is a one day conference for leaders who are ready to embrace high-trust, high-autonomy, high-performance management. Adapting to the post-lockdown environment will be a hot topic at this year’s event. The panel of industry experts will share their thoughts and strategies for making the adjustment, including a keynote address from innovator, entrepreneur and philanthropist Andrew Barnes who will speak about “The four day week and the future of work in a post Covid world”. Key speakers also include Henry Stewart, CEO at Happy; Stephen Dargan from WakeUp; as well as Julie Pône, a soul-level career coach and stress management trainer.


The conference is completely online and interactive and runs from 9:30 to 16:30. For more, log on to https://www.happyworkplacesireland.com/

*Gallup Workplace Engagement Survey