A Fresh Take on Benefits Engagement | January 20, 2022 | Virtual
Thanks to all who joined us for Engage 2022!
This January, hundreds of benefits professionals gathered for Engage 2022: a virtual event to re-energize and reinvigorate our benefits strategies for the year ahead. Led by industry experts and HR leaders, Engage was an opportunity to connect with peers, gain support in an especially challenging time, and breathe in fresh insights to better support employees in 2022.
And while this year’s event may be over, the learning doesn’t stop there! Check out the full recordings to relive Engage (or see what you missed).
It’s time for better benefits engagement.
You better put some pep in your step because this new workforce demands flexibility, remote work, and benefits that go beyond the office. But traditional approaches to benefits will fail to get your people what they need, when they need it. It’s time for something better and 2022 is the year to make it happen. Hear from experts in HR and benefits consulting to learn:
- How to drive employee benefits engagement from a new perspective—a perspective that finally works
- Innovative engagement tactics real HR leaders have implemented to improve both workforce happiness and the company’s bottom line
- What you need to prepare for the benefits package of the future—accounting for virtual solutions, a focus on mental well-being and the critical nature of equity and inclusion in healthcare
Meet the Speakers
National Employee Health & Benefits Program Manager, Marsh & McLennan Agency
EVP, Nielsen Benefits Group, 2021 Benefits Pro Broker of the Year
Global Benefits & Well-Being Program Manager, Zendesk
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Paradigm
Director, Consultants & Alliances, Calm
VP, HR, Benefits & Operations,Health Care Service Corporation
Founder, HR@Heart Consulting
Director of Benefits, Global Total Rewards, McDonald’s
Senior Manager, Benefits & Wellness, Niagara Bottling
Session 1A Fresh Take on Benefits Engagement: How to Finally Get it Right
Sarah Erzinger, Director of Benefits, Global Total Rewards, McDonald’s
John Hosea VP of HR, Benefits and Operations, Health Care Services Corporation
Ed Ligonde EVP, Nielsen Benefits Group and 2021 Broker of the Year
Amanda Lannert CEO, Jellyvision
Creating a benefits-engaged workforce is the key to healthy, happy employees and controlled healthcare costs. But when one-third of employees admit they’ve never acted because of a benefits communication, how do we help them engage with and use their benefits? Join this session with a few of the top minds in benefits for a discussion on what’s holding us back, and how we can finally move forward.
Session 2How to Keep Your HR Team Engaged When They’re More Stressed Than Ever
Julie Turney, Founder, HR@Heart Consulting
Are you feeling burned out? We don’t blame you. You’ve been working tirelessly to offer more resources, help navigate complicated healthcare decisions, and more. But we have to ask the question: who’s taking care of the caretakers? So let’s talk about tips for keeping your HR team engaged and happy amidst the seismic shifts we’re going through right now.
Session 3Triple Threat: How Three HR Leaders Create Benefits-Engaged Workforces
Jen Bergman, Global Benefits and Well-Being Manager, Zendesk
Kristi Morrissey, Senior Manager, Benefits and Wellness, Niagara Bottling
Lauren Trost, National Employee Health and Benefits Program Manager, Marsh & McLennan Agency
Three seasoned HR leaders, three new ideas to drive employee benefits engagement. You won’t want to miss this triple whammy of a session.
Session 4Communicating Care Through a Mindful Employee Experience
Heather Dalmasso, Director, Advisor Partnerships, Calm
Benefits leaders like you recognize the importance of employee mental health. But many are still in the first phases of efforts to support employees. How do we go beyond “checking the box” to provide meaningful support? An expert from a top mental wellness company shares tactics to help your employees be their best.
Session 5Engage IRL
Networking, but better and not awkward. We’ll open breakout rooms based on industry, and connect you with peers to chat, solve problems, and maybe tell an HR joke or two.
Session 6The Intersection of Benefits and DEI
Natalie Johnson, Co-founder and Managing Director, Paradigm
DEI is at the forefront of our minds, but how do we align DEI and benefits engagement strategies? Listen in on this session to learn why your benefits are critical to your DEI efforts, how to ensure your benefits strategy is inclusive, and how to think about DEI as a benefit in and of itself.
Watch the full Engage 2022 recordings!
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