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Since March 2020, almost every business in Ireland has experienced a monumental shift in the way we work.

In fact, our approach to doing business and the expectations we have of our employers and working environment have evolved for the better.

On 29 June (2pm), Taxback.com are hosting an Employee Wellbeing Summit to explore the theme of the 'Future of Employee Wellbeing in Ireland'.

Our panel includes speakers from across a range of industry types who will debate the evolution of workplace wellbeing, financial wellbeing and emotional wellbeing.

This free to attend event is also an opportunity for Irish business leaders to proactively engage, network and offer guidance as we learn to navigate this new way of working.

Places at the Summit are limited. To save your seat, simply complete the short form here.

Below we will outline what you can expect at the Employee Wellbeing Summit.

What is the Employee Wellbeing Summit 2021?

Attendees of the Employee Wellbeing Summit will enjoy panel discussions on three pillar topics:

Workplace Wellbeing

As countless companies around Ireland announce a home/office hybrid approach to working – we'll explore the potential impact this may have on traditional working norms. How have our expectations changed and what will the new working environment look like?

Emotional Wellbeing

It's been a challenging year for us all. And as we slowly reintegrate our personal and working lives, we'll consider the impact of the pandemic and highlight actionable tools employers can avail of to support their employees with the transition.

Financial Wellbeing

We know that supporting employees' financial wellbeing is an integral part of creating a healthy workplace where people can flourish. In this section, we'll explore the innovative ways in which companies are delivering financial support initiatives to their employees.

Who are the key speakers at the Employee Wellbeing Summit?

It has been proven that mental health and financial security are intrinsically linked.

And a new Taxback.com survey (of more than 1,500 Irish workers) found that over half of Irish workers worry about money regularly.

With this in mind, we have some great speakers lined up for the Employee Wellbeing Summit.

Cathal Divilly
Great Places to Work

Cathal has been with the company since it was established nearly 20 years ago

Cathal works with public and private organisations to build and enhance their workplace culture.

He has specific expertise in building required architecture that allows organisations to develop and sustain high trust cultures that underpin strategic success for organisations. This along with his deep knowledge of employer branding and talent attraction strategies plays a key role in supporting clients as they look to change their culture.

Cathal has a degree in marketing and a Masters in strategic management.

Paul Merriman (Aka AskPaul)
Pax Financial Planning

Paul Merriman began with a Facebook page and a camera to provide short videos to educate people on their finances. With his straight-talking no-nonsense approach to money and business, he has quickly become Ireland's favourite financial advisor.

Paul is considered one of Ireland's leading financial advisors, is an internationally recognised CFP® (Certified Financial Planner), as certified by the Financial Planning Standards Board (FPSB).

He has over 20 years' experience in the Finance sector - starting out in RSA and Irish Life. Paul started his brokerage journey with Pax Financial Planning in 2011 which he has grown from a two-man operation to one of Ireland's top financial planning firms. As well as askpaul and Pax he also owns and runs two other successful companies within the financial sector.

Sinead Ryan
Journalist | Broadcaster | Media Trainer

Sinead has worked as a print and broadcast journalist for 20 years writing on consumer, property and personal finance matters for the Irish Independent.

Sinead also presents 'The Home Show' on Newstalk on Saturday mornings.

She is an experienced MC, conference host, interviewer and keynote speaker, mainly on business and financial topics, including pensions.

Prior to her media career, Sinead worked for over a decade in financial services after qualifying as a financial adviser. She also holds diplomas in Journalism and Economics.

Dr Niamh O' Brien (B.Ed., M.Ed., PGD, PhD.)
Researcher and Lecturer
University College Cork

Niamh's key subjects in education include health, health promotion, inclusion, disability and pedagogy and sports medicine, while her research investigates the constructs of wellbeing and positive mental health and its relationship with physical activity.

Working for Wellbeing, established by Niamh, is an enterprise founded with a health promotion perspective and therefore, aims to take a salutogenic approach to wellbeing in settings across various sectors.

Working for Wellbeing is an intervention service that aims to promote the adoption of methods and strategies that aid us to protect mental health and promote life-long flourishing through evidence-based programmes and strategic intervention design.

John Goulding
CEO & Founder

John Goulding is CEO and co-founder of Workvivo, a Cork-based technology company providing an internal communications platform designed to increase employee engagement.

John was previously CEO of CoreHR, a global leader in the HR tech space and Senior Director of Global Support in EMC (now Dell EMC). John and his co-founder, Joe Lennon, founded Workvivo in 2017 to address the increasing problem of employee disengagement globally.

Workvivo clients around the world see increases in staff retention, productivity, culture amplification and customer experience through their employees' use of the platform. John holds an MBA and a Masters in Engineering Science in Nuclear Fusion Research at UCC.

Marian Ryan
Consumer Tax Manager

A personable, confident and enthusiastic individual with over 10 years' experience within Taxback.com advising individuals and corporates on tax compliance and efficient delivery of remuneration to employees and directors, both domestically and globally.

Marian specialised in Irish Taxes and has acquired significant experience in both employment taxes and compensation and benefits, working with diverse clients across a range of industry sectors, including market-leading multinationals in technology, financial services and software.

In addition, Marian also has extensive experience in delivering presentations, seminars and taxation briefings, both to individuals at VIP and Senior Executive level, as well as groups.

A highly organised person, with a very clear understanding of the importance of leading by example to inspire and motivate.

Who should attend the Employee Wellbeing Summit?

You should attend the Employee Wellbeing Summit if you are a HR Manager, People Manager or Employee Engagement Officer and you are interested in learning how to support the financial and emotional wellbeing of your employees.

How to attend the Employee Wellbeing Summit

When: Tuesday, 29 June @ 2pm
Where: You can join in via your phone or laptop
How to register: You can save your seat at the FREE Summit by signing up here

Anything else we need to know?

What's more, all attendees will have the chance to win one of three great prizes for their colleagues, including:

  • A Financial MasterClass from AskPaul
  • A one-hour session with Dr Niamh O'Brien on enhancing the mental fitness of your team
  • And a Tax Refund Workshop with Marian Ryan!


So why not book your spot today?

Looking forward to seeing you there!

About The Author

Mark Corcoran - Digital Content Executive @ Taxback.com

Mark is the Digital Content Executive at Taxback.com. Since graduating from Griffith College Dublin with a degree in Journalism and Visual Media, his work has been published both in print and online.

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