About Andy Romero-Birkbeck
Andy is a Health, Fitness & Wellbeing Professional with experience in both public health and corporate wellbeing. Although he specialises in health screening and physical fitness he is increasing engaged in the subjects of stress, resilience and mental health.
Andy often speaks at CIPD events in his area of West & North Yorkshire and is always happy to build new professional relations.
When it comes to employee wellbeing variety really is the spice of life! Many organisations miss the mark and don’t maximise engagement by simply limiting their range of services. Usually due to a lack of budget and imagination. Some of the most inclusive and engaging programmes cost the least, it just takes a little forethought. One of my biggest frustrations in Employee Wellbeing is when organisations claim they don’t do anything because they don’t have a budget. Obviously it’s always useful to have some funds available but even without a budget you can still implement a great culture and boost engagement.
Article by 13 March 2018
Having worked with a large number of organisations from different sectors I have been given a great insight into what works well and what completely misses the mark when it comes to running an employee wellbeing programme. In this blog I have compiled my top three tips for planning a successful programme.
Article by 3 January 2018
Firstly you need to know the importance of Hormones. Melatonin enables you to get to sleep and Cortisol wakes you up. We obviously need both, but in the right balance and at the right time. If you produce too much Cortisol leading up to bedtime it’s likely you’ll have a lower quality sleep. If you don’t have enough through the day you’ll feel tired and be less productive.
Article by 7 November 2017
The easiest thing in the world is to throw money at a EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) and expect it to work but employees are too smart for that. They can smell a “tick box” exercise from a mile off. Some of the best Organisations I have worked with often spend the least but what they do is spend time planning and creating a culture of wellbeing aka “The Holy Grail”.
Article by 5 October 2017