9 episodes

Join Gijs Coppens, CEO of OpenUp & Healthcare Psychologist, in "OpenUp at the Workplace," your go-to for HR and mental well-being. In monthly 45-minute episodes, Gijs engages with leading HR experts, board members, and industry professionals, tackling today's most pressing HR challenges. Weekly, in 10-minute segments, OpenUp psychologists share their insights on addressing and enhancing mental well-being, boosting productivity, and building resilience. Ideal for HR professionals and managers seeking strategies to boost employee well-being and team dynamics.

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Join Gijs Coppens, CEO of OpenUp & Healthcare Psychologist, in "OpenUp at the Workplace," your go-to for HR and mental well-being. In monthly 45-minute episodes, Gijs engages with leading HR experts, board members, and industry professionals, tackling today's most pressing HR challenges. Weekly, in 10-minute segments, OpenUp psychologists share their insights on addressing and enhancing mental well-being, boosting productivity, and building resilience. Ideal for HR professionals and managers seeking strategies to boost employee well-being and team dynamics.

    Balancing tech innovation and human connection at work

    Balancing tech innovation and human connection at work

    Welcome to this episode of "OpenUp at the workplace" – Your #hrpodcast series about mental well-being. 

    👉 Episode #3 with Anna Brandt, Co-founder of Invested and Global Talent Leader.

    In today’s fast-paced business landscape, the integration of technological innovation and maintaining human connection at the workplace presents both opportunities and challenges. In this episode, we delve into this dynamic balance with special guest Anna Brandt. Join Gijs Coppens, founder of OpenUp and healthcare psychologist, as they explore the evolving role of HR tech and its impact on workplace dynamics.

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    👉 Key Learnings and Practical Takeaways

    1️⃣ Evolution of HR Tech


    Anna discusses how HR technology has evolved from basic tools to advanced systems that support global talent acquisition and workforce planning. Technologies like LinkedIn have revolutionised the recruitment process by providing access to a global talent pool and enhancing employer branding.


    The integration of technology in recruitment processes has transformed how companies attract and retain talent, making the process more efficient and effective.



    2️⃣ Addressing Skill Shortages and Improving Productivity


    By automating repetitive tasks, HR professionals can focus on more strategic activities that add value to the organisation. Technology helps in workforce planning and addresses skill shortages by identifying necessary skills and supporting skill mapping for efficient L&D programs.


    Advanced tech solutions streamline processes for different industries, allowing for better management of talent and resources, ultimately improving overall productivity.



    3️⃣ Balancing Tech Innovation and Human Connection


    As technology advances and enables new types of workplaces, often hybrid or fully remote, the immediate need for human interaction decreases. However, maintaining meaningful human interactions remains crucial. Leaders must ensure that technology enhances rather than replaces the human element in the workplace.


    Leaders play a vital role in guiding employees through technological changes, reducing anxiety and ensuring smooth transitions by providing clear context and support.



    4️⃣ Ethical Governance in AI Implementation


    Establishing a strict moral compass and open dialogue within organisations is essential for ethical AI implementation. Organisations must be transparent and responsible in their use of technology.


    Creating cross-functional committees to assess and guide AI usage can help mitigate potential risks and ensure ethical adoption of technology.



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    👉 About our HR podcast guest: Anna Brandt

    Anna Brandt is a versatile business leader with extensive experience in global recruitment and HR strategy. As the co-founder of Invested, she has been instrumental in shaping innovative digital solutions for the workplace. Anna's career includes significant roles at tech giants like Uber, N26, and TomTom, making her a leading voice in the field of HR tech.

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    👉 Timestamps:


    Introduction by host Vanessa Lamsvelt (00:00:00)
    How tech changes the landscape of HR and talend management (00:05:31)
    The impact of AI on workforce dynamics (00:13:11)
    How to prioritise human needs and experiences when implementing AI (00:26:14)
    Looking into the future, challenges and opportunities (00:39:00)

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    🌟 OpenUp: Stay connected

    🌐 Website: ⁠www.openup.com/business/⁠

    📱 LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/company/openup-com ⁠

    Visit ⁠www.openup.com⁠ to learn more about us:

    We are OpenUp, the accessible platform for mental well-being. Supporting the mental well-being of employees is more crucial now than ever. Already serving over 1500 organisations across Europe, we're on a mission to make mental well-being accessible to all. From 1:1 sessions and group sessions with qualified psychologists and lifestyle experts to regular check-ins and self-guided learning materials, OpenUp of

    • 45 min
    Make it safe for employees to speak up

    Make it safe for employees to speak up

    Welcome to this mini episode of "OpenUp at the workplace" – Your HR podcast series about mental well-being.


    👉 About this episode:
    Join #psychologist Lizzy as she explores how to encourage speaking up at work in this episode from OpenUp at the workplace. Discover practical strategies for preparing for difficult conversations and creating space for open dialogue, ultimately building a culture of transparency and collaboration.

    What can you expect from this podcast episode?
    • Understand why it might be difficult to speak up for some employees
    • Specific techniques and exercises that your teams can use to prepare and initiate difficult conversations
    • A set of questions you can ask to encourage open communication at work

    👉 About Lizzy
    Lizzy is a psychologist at OpenUp, known for her warm and positive approach. With a focus on solution-focused therapy, she guides individuals through various issues such as stress management, interpersonal relationships, and finding purpose.
    She incorporates rituals like yoga, meditation, and sports into her own mental health regimen, and enjoys sharing laughter with loved ones to unwind.


    👉 About OpenUp:
    Supporting the mental well-being of your employees is more crucial now than ever. With OpenUp, already serving over 1500 organisations worldwide, we’re on a mission to make mental well-being accessible to all. From 1:1 sessions to group sessions with qualified psychologists and lifestyle experts, OpenUp offers an all-in-one solution accessible anytime, anywhere.



    Visit www.openup.com for more information.

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    Discover "OpenUp at the workplace" – Your HR podcast series about mental well-being.

    Explore best practice strategies and well-being initiatives for HR and organisations with "OpenUp at the Workplace," the podcast designed for HR professionals and leaders passionate about creating empowering and supportive work environments. Each episode, whether a deep dive with industry leaders or a quick insight in our mini episodes, promises valuable perspectives and actionable advice.

    👉 What you can expect:
    Our podcast features a unique blend of in-depth discussions with HR experts and board members, alongside concise mini episodes packed with actionable tips and brief insights by our psychologists. This dual approach caters to diverse listener preferences, offering both deep discussions and quick takes on relevant HR and mental well-being topics.

    💬 In-depth interviews: OpenUp founder and healthcare psychologist Gijs Coppens engage with thought leaders discussing complex HR issues, from mental health to organisational culture.

    💡Mini episodes: Certified psychologists from OpenUp support you within quick, practical advice segments aimed at providing immediate solutions and insights.


    👉 Broad topics covered:
    • Building supportive cultures: Learn how integrating purpose, support, and future aspirations can transform workplace environments.
    • Growth and empowerment: Discover strategies for adapting to employee needs to enhance productivity, personal development and well-being.
    • Proactive leadership: Understand the importance of leadership in promoting mental health at work and establishing supporting initiatives.


    👉 Why subscribe to our podcast?
    "OpenUp at the Workplace" offers HR professionals and business leaders critical insights into the most effective strategies for enhancing workplace dynamics. Each episode is crafted to help you navigate the nuances of employee well-being and organisational success in today's fast-paced world.


    👉 Join our community:
    We invite you to become part of a community that values feedback and active engagement in prioritising mental well-being at work and beyond. Subscribe to "OpenUp at the workplace" and stay updated with discussions that could redefine your approach to workplace management.


    Stay Connected:
    🌐 Website: www.openup.com/business
    📱 LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/compan

    • 6 min
    Understand and manage work pressure

    Understand and manage work pressure

    In today's fast-paced work environment, pressure is an inevitable reality. Join Nathalia Lopez, a psychologist at OpenUp, as she dives deep into the multifaceted nature of work pressure. Gain valuable insights and actionable strategies to identify, manage, and overcome the various forms of pressure that can arise in the workplace.

    What can you expect from this episode?


    Understand the psychological impact of work pressure


    Learn to recognise the physical, emotional and intellectual symptoms of burnout


    Discover strategies like “divide and conquer” to navigate challenges of having high performance goals



    Learn more about stress at work in our article: https://openup.com/self-guided-care/blog/reduce-stress-at-work/ or visit https://openup.com/business/ for more resources. 

    About Nathalia Lopez

    Nathalia is a psychologist at OpenUp, known for her empathetic and open-minded approach. Specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy, she offers support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. With a focus on self-care, Nathalia emphasises the importance of writing and taking time for yourself to maintain mental well-being.

    About OpenUp 

    Supporting the mental well-being of your employees is more crucial now than ever. With OpenUp, already serving over 1500 organisations worldwide, we’re on a mission to make mental well-being accessible to all. From 1:1 sessions to group sessions with qualified psychologists and lifestyle experts, OpenUp offers an all-in-one solution accessible anytime, anywhere.

    • 5 min
    3 Tips to support employees during change

    3 Tips to support employees during change

    Join Nathalia Lopez, psychologist at OpenUp, as she provides actionable strategies to support your team through periods of change. Whether it’s a new CEO, a different strategy, layoffs or a restructuring of teams and staff, there are certain strategies you can follow to help your employees deal with change. Tune in and explore insights on addressing common concerns such as fear of the unknown and lack of motivation to foster a resilient workplace culture.

    What can you expect from this episode?:


    How to support your team through change?
    How do you engage employees during change?
    How do you reassure employees during change
    What is the role of leadership in supporting employees during change?



    About Nathalia Lopez:

    Nathalia is a psychologist at OpenUp, known for her empathetic and open-minded approach. Specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy and solution-focused therapy, she offers support for a range of difficulties including stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. With a focus on self-care, Nathalia emphasises the importance of writing and taking time for yourself to maintain mental well-being.

    Learn more about supporting employees during change at work in our article: https://openup.com/business/blog/change-at-work/ or visit https://openup.com/business/ for more resources. 

    Let's keep the conversation going and OpenUp at the workplace!

    • 4 min
    Bitpanda's CHRO Lindsay Ross on dealing with hypergrowth

    Bitpanda's CHRO Lindsay Ross on dealing with hypergrowth

    Join Gijs Coppens, OpenUp founder and healthcare psychologist, and Lindsay Ross, CHRO at Bitpanda, as they navigate the turbulent waters of hypergrowth in companies. Discover the hidden toll on mental well-being during rapid expansion, and explore actionable insights into building resilience, setting boundaries, and fostering open communication. From implementing recharge weeks to prioritising self-care, uncover the secrets to thriving in the modern workplace.

    Do you want to learn more about resilience at work? Then take a look at our article https://openup.com/business/blog/resilience-at-work-360-well-being/ or visit ⁠https://openup.com/business/⁠ for more resources. 


    About OpenUp

    Supporting the mental well-being of your employees is more crucial now than ever. With OpenUp, already serving over 1500 organisations worldwide, we're on a mission to make mental well-being accessible to all. From individual counselling sessions to group sessions with qualified psychologists and lifestyle experts, OpenUp offers an all-in-one solution accessible anytime, anywhere. 



    About our podcast guest

    Lindsay Ross is a dynamic business leader with expertise in HR, marketing, and communications. With a proven track record of crafting holistic people strategies, Lindsay has left her mark on high-growth, global organisations, from vibrant startups to established multibillion-dollar enterprises.

    Her role at industry giants like Ayden, Tommy Hilfiger, and Nike proofs her ability to foster purpose-led cultures and drive sustainable business outcomes.

    Lindsay's approach isn't just about strategy; it's about relationships. She's recognized for building trusted connections internally and externally. Now, as Chief Human Resources at Bitpanda, she continues her mission of shaping workplace futures while championing positive change and elevating the employee experience.

    Key Insights

    🌱 Employees need to be intentional about choosing an environment that aligns with their preferences and resilience levels.

    ⚙️ Organisations should provide different channels for employees to speak up and ask for help. Whether through regular check-ins, anonymous feedback mechanisms, or designated support networks.

    🌟 Prioritising mental well-being in hypergrowth companies requires intentional efforts from leaders and a commitment to open communication and support.

    • 55 min
    Why team building matters?

    Why team building matters?

    How can you effectively cultivate workplace connectivity and create a culture where every employee feels valued and engaged? Join Nathalia Lopez, our OpenUp psychologist, as she shares essential strategies and practical tips for improving communication, collaboration, and belonging in your organization. 

    Discover the psychological perspective on navigating hybrid work setups, establishing clear norms and guidelines, and promoting a sense of belonging that drives both employee well-being and business growth. 

    Learn more about virtual leadership and digital workplace in our article: https://openup.com/business/blog/virtual-leadership-in-a-digital-workplace/ or visit https://openup.com/business/ for more resources. 

    Let’s build a thriving, connected workplace community and OpenUp at the workplace!

    • 4 min

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