Webinars on Employee Performance


Upcoming Webinars

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On-Demand Webinars

proximity bias webinar

Don't let proximity bias hold back performance

  • Do you see your remote or hybrid workers in the same light as your in-office staff?
  • How does proximity bias threaten a culture of high performance?

Anna Rasmussen, CEO & Founder, OpenBlend was joined by 2 panellists and they discussed their ideas and experience on staying connected with their remote and hybrid workforces to enable people to perform at their best. Hear from:

  • A+E Networks - Karl Burnett, SVP Human Resources EMEA
  • Dr. Martens - Amanda Fishburn, Global head of change, communication, culture and learning
How to think Differently about Driving Performance.

How to think Differently about Driving Performance.

Our CEO & Founder, Anna Rassmussen and Nicola Forbes-Taylor our Head of Client Success delivered a breakout session at HR Grapevine Live on ‘How to think differently about driving performance’.

Are you ready to tap into the superpower of a people manager? Today your employees are motivated by more than their job title and salary. We are all a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable us to perform at our best. It’s time to think differently. If your performance management approach doesn’t incorporate an individual’s key drivers, you are not prepared for hybrid working.

Dispelling the Fear of Coaching in People Management Conversations

Dispelling the Fear of Coaching in People Management Conversations

Managers can be intimidated by the term 'coaching', when in reality it's a communication style. A style that is absolutely necessary for the workforce today.

Join us to discuss the reality behind the term 'coaching' and how we can best support our managers to adopt a coaching mindset without any fear.


Employee Experience: Have Expectations Shifted Through the Pandemic?

Employee Experience: Have Expectations Shifted Through the Pandemic?

Employee experience has long been a concept that businesses grapple with, and for many this has come to a head with the pressures of the recent COVID-19 situation. Now, businesses have the opportunity to revisit what they want their employee experience to look like.

In this webinar, hosted by Anna Rasmussen (Founder & CEO, OpenBlend) and David Blackburn (Chief People Officer, FSCS), we will look at what exactly employee experience is, what areas have been impacted by the pandemic, and what businesses can do going forward to ensure their employee experience is where they and their employees want and need it to be.


Building Resilience: Life After Lockdown for Employees

Building Resilience: Life After Lockdown for Employees

As the possibility of reopening businesses is hopefully drawing closer we thought it would be useful to run a webinar to prepare for this. Life after lockdown will be very different for employees, especially with some being furloughed and some not. Therefore, we will be talking about possible strategies and ideas to lift and build into your organisations to make this transition as smooth as possible.


How To Look After Your Back When Working From Home

How To Look After Your Back When Working From Home

Lockdown has seen a huge increase in the number of us suffering from back pain. Health & Exercise is one of the most selected Blend element amongst our users, so we wanted to help a little. Chiropractor Tim Lynch will share some simple tips to help us look after our backs in this 30 minute webinar.


Empowering Managers to Lead Change

Empowering Managers to Lead Change

This is the second webinar in the series we ran in partnership with LMA Recruitment on how you can empower your managers to lead change. We don’t know how the world of work will be changed by this experience, and it’s too early for us to define what ‘better’ should actually look like. But one thing is for sure: managers will need to have a structured insight into employee’s wellbeing, engagement and productivity.


How To Rebuild Culture After Furlough

How To Rebuild Culture After Furlough

Watch this webinar to gain insights into how you can prepare for returning back to the office and rebuilding your culture, whilst managing expectations of both furloughed & non-furloughed staff. The panel includes Nicola Forbes-Taylor, CPO for high growth start ups & Consultant; Alex Mecklenburg, leadership coach and co-founder of the creative consultancy Truth & Spectacle and Anna Rasmussen.


Forming New Habits

Forming New Habits

The final webinar of the series run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series offers practical tips on how to adapt to our new realities. 'Forming new habits' will help you identify and capitalise on the opportunity to introduce new positive habits into your life using tools and hacks to help you make them stick. We hope this series of webinars has proved useful to you in this time of complete remote working.


GROW through difficult times

GROW through difficult times

The third webinar of the series run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series offers practical tips on how to adapt to our new realities. During this guided GROW workshop you will be asked to choose an area of your work/life Blend, or an objective ,that has been impacted by recent events. You will then review this through the lens of the GROW model to help you figure out a way to move forward.


Mindset Hacks

Mindset Hacks

The second in our series of webinars run by our associate coach, Tracy James. 'Mindset hacks' will teach you how to be aware of unhelpful thinking habits and maintain a growth mindset in challenging times where productivity can run low in times of isolation. Click below to listen to this webinar and feel free to contact us for more information.


Worry Less, Think More

Worry Less, Think More

The first in our series of webinars run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series provides practical tips to help us all think differently and adapt to our new realities. 'Worry less, think more' provides thought hacks to help you manage worry and anxiety. It will give you an understanding of what anxiety is and how it manifests for us.


The New Normal: Supporting a Remote Workforce

The New Normal: Supporting a Remote Workforce

This webinar took place in early April when we were in the early stages of complete remote working. In partnership with The BTN, our CEO, Anna Rasmussen caught up with James Ballard (Co-Founder at The BTN and Annapurna Recruitment), to look at how individuals, managers and businesses can support a remote workforce.


Supporting Individual Performance Objectives: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Supporting Individual Performance Objectives: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Everyone has a different combination of drive and capability against any given objective. Understanding them by individual is crucial to driving productivity and success. A people-centric approach is the failsafe way to make sure each individual thrives and brings their best to work. And any business can adopt it. Listen to our webinar led by our CEO, Anna Rasmussen.


The Importance of a People-Centric Approach

The Importance of a People-Centric Approach

Many businesses are now beginning to focus on the themes and best practices that will drive people forward. Because without putting your people first, how can businesses expect to retain a team, nurture their talent and scale? Our CEO, Anna Rasmussen, discussed defining a people-centric approach to HR; day-to-day initiatives and strategies for your organisation and the ROI of shifting your approach.

How to think Differently about Driving Performance.

How to think Differently about Driving Performance.

Our CEO & Founder, Anna Rassmussen and Nicola Forbes-Taylor our Head of Client Success delivered a breakout session at HR Grapevine Live on ‘How to think differently about driving performance’.

Are you ready to tap into the superpower of a people manager? Today your employees are motivated by more than their job title and salary. We are all a mix of personal and professional drivers that enable us to perform at our best. It’s time to think differently. If your performance management approach doesn’t incorporate an individual’s key drivers, you are not prepared for hybrid working.


Dispelling the Fear of Coaching in People Management Conversations

Dispelling the Fear of Coaching in People Management Conversations

Managers can be intimidated by the term 'coaching', when in reality it's a communication style. A style that is absolutely necessary for the workforce today.

Join us to discuss the reality behind the term 'coaching' and how we can best support our managers to adopt a coaching mindset without any fear.


Employee Experience: Have Expectations Shifted Through the Pandemic?

Employee Experience: Have Expectations Shifted Through the Pandemic?

Employee experience has long been a concept that businesses grapple with, and for many this has come to a head with the pressures of the recent COVID-19 situation. Now, businesses have the opportunity to revisit what they want their employee experience to look like.

In this webinar, hosted by Anna Rasmussen (Founder & CEO, OpenBlend) and David Blackburn (Chief People Officer, FSCS), we will look at what exactly employee experience is, what areas have been impacted by the pandemic, and what businesses can do going forward to ensure their employee experience is where they and their employees want and need it to be.


Building Resilience: Life After Lockdown for Employees

Building Resilience: Life After Lockdown for Employees

As the possibility of reopening businesses is hopefully drawing closer we thought it would be useful to run a webinar to prepare for this. Life after lockdown will be very different for employees, especially with some being furloughed and some not. Therefore, we will be talking about possible strategies and ideas to lift and build into your organisations to make this transition as smooth as possible.


How To Look After Your Back When Working From Home

How To Look After Your Back When Working From Home

Lockdown has seen a huge increase in the number of us suffering from back pain. Health & Exercise is one of the most selected Blend element amongst our users, so we wanted to help a little. Chiropractor Tim Lynch will share some simple tips to help us look after our backs in this 30 minute webinar.


Empowering Managers to Lead Change

Empowering Managers to Lead Change

This is the second webinar in the series we ran in partnership with LMA Recruitment on how you can empower your managers to lead change. We don’t know how the world of work will be changed by this experience, and it’s too early for us to define what ‘better’ should actually look like. But one thing is for sure: managers will need to have a structured insight into employee’s wellbeing, engagement and productivity.


How To Rebuild Culture After Furlough

How To Rebuild Culture After Furlough

Watch this webinar to gain insights into how you can prepare for returning back to the office and rebuilding your culture, whilst managing expectations of both furloughed & non-furloughed staff. The panel includes Nicola Forbes-Taylor, CPO for high growth start ups & Consultant; Alex Mecklenburg, leadership coach and co-founder of the creative consultancy Truth & Spectacle and Anna Rasmussen.


Forming New Habits

Forming New Habits

The final webinar of the series run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series offers practical tips on how to adapt to our new realities. 'Forming new habits' will help you identify and capitalise on the opportunity to introduce new positive habits into your life using tools and hacks to help you make them stick. We hope this series of webinars has proved useful to you in this time of complete remote working.


GROW through difficult times

GROW through difficult times

The third webinar of the series run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series offers practical tips on how to adapt to our new realities. During this guided GROW workshop you will be asked to choose an area of your work/life Blend, or an objective ,that has been impacted by recent events. You will then review this through the lens of the GROW model to help you figure out a way to move forward.


Mindset Hacks

Mindset Hacks

The second in our series of webinars run by our associate coach, Tracy James. 'Mindset hacks' will teach you how to be aware of unhelpful thinking habits and maintain a growth mindset in challenging times where productivity can run low in times of isolation. Click below to listen to this webinar and feel free to contact us for more information.


Worry Less, Think More

Worry Less, Think More

The first in our series of webinars run by our associate coach, Tracy James. This series provides practical tips to help us all think differently and adapt to our new realities. 'Worry less, think more' provides thought hacks to help you manage worry and anxiety. It will give you an understanding of what anxiety is and how it manifests for us.


The New Normal: Supporting a Remote Workforce

The New Normal: Supporting a Remote Workforce

This webinar took place in early April when we were in the early stages of complete remote working. In partnership with The BTN, our CEO, Anna Rasmussen caught up with James Ballard (Co-Founder at The BTN and Annapurna Recruitment), to look at how individuals, managers and businesses can support a remote workforce.


Supporting Individual Performance Objectives: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Supporting Individual Performance Objectives: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

Everyone has a different combination of drive and capability against any given objective. Understanding them by individual is crucial to driving productivity and success. A people-centric approach is the failsafe way to make sure each individual thrives and brings their best to work. And any business can adopt it. Listen to our webinar led by our CEO, Anna Rasmussen.


The Importance of a People-Centric Approach

The Importance of a People-Centric Approach

Many businesses are now beginning to focus on the themes and best practices that will drive people forward. Because without putting your people first, how can businesses expect to retain a team, nurture their talent and scale? Our CEO, Anna Rasmussen, discussed defining a people-centric approach to HR; day-to-day initiatives and strategies for your organisation and the ROI of shifting your approach.