Recent Webinars


Controlling Healthcare Costs: How the Best Performing Employers Succeed in Improving Engagement to Impact Outcomes

Date: June 24, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


Healthcare trends that escalate year over year make it essential that you get the most value from your employee healthcare program. During 2015, employers will continue to work to manage costs, respond to the Affordable Care Act, improve healthcare quality, and increase employee engagement in their own personal health. 

However, those companies that are most successful at controlling healthcare costs take a more holistic and assertive stance in using emerging innovations to improve results than others. These "best performers" are focusing on benefit design, population health and helping employees become better healthcare consumers, all while moving away from paying fee-for-service in order to hold providers accountable. 

A key goal is met when the right person gets the right care at the right place at the right time. In this webinar, Shari Davidson, vice president of health care cost and delivery at the National Business Group on Health ®, who has more than 25 years of experience in large employer healthcare management, will share successful strategies for engaging employees to impact quality and cost. 

You will hear about best practice tactics for: 

• Employee cost-sharing designs and consumer-directed health plans (CDHPs); 

• Implementing resources such as second opinion programs, navigators/advocates, transparency tools and telemedicine; 

• Network optimization and value-based contracting; 

• Chronic condition management, risk factor reduction and care-gap improvement; and 

•Specialty pharmacy cost management and more. 

Please join us for what is sure to be an informative event. 

Space is limited, so register today!


Crisis Communications: Crafting an Effective Strategy for Turbulent Times

Date: June 9, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


It's hard to predict when a crisis is going to hit your organization, but you can be pretty certain that day is going to come. And when it does, will you and your team be prepared?

As some companies have learned the hard way, crises can take a costly toll on the workforce and employee-engagement levels. In the most extreme cases, the impact could take years to recover from.

In this webinar, the presenters-a leading communication counselor and a senior HR executive with years of experience addressing organizational crises-will share their communication strategies for successfully navigating crises when they eventually do arise.

Merrie Spaeth, founder and president of Spaeth Communications, will cover why an enterprise-wide model and philosophy of communication can help HR leaders manage both the internal and external challenges associated with any crisis or reputation-threatening event.

Ivan Thompson, senior vice president of HR at Just Energy (the nation's second largest retail energy seller) and a former senior HR executive for Dr Pepper Snapple Group and other large enterprises, will share the lessons he's learned as he's addressed a broad range of crises and challenging situations, ranging from labor disputes, major staffing reductions and workplace accidents to executive turmoil and serious allegations from key regulators, just to name a few. He will also outline what to do (and not do!) from the perspective of internal HR/communication.

Please join us in what is sure to be an informative event.

Space is limited, so register today!


Health Improvement and Beyond: Taking Workplace Wellness to the Next Level

Date: April 22, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


As companies compete in a hyper-competitive world, the challenge of sustaining employee engagement and improving the holistic well-being of employees can be seen as two sides of the same coin. Leading companies know that the employee's pursuit of happiness and the organization's pursuit of profitability are not mutually exclusive but rather reinforce each other! In this webinar, Michael Thompson of PwC Human Resource Services will discuss how the talent agenda is being enhanced with a holistic well-being focus. 

Some of the key areas he will discuss include: 

• What is wrong with most wellness programs today and how can they be rebooted to encompass well-being? 

• How do we shift the focus from managing healthcare costs to improving engagement, enthusiasm and energy? 

• How can other elements of well-being (financial, emotional, purpose/spirit, community) be integrated into the approach? • How can technology be leveraged to activate the five pillars of change? 

• How can the power of "and" provide an multiplicative effect in change efforts? 

• What is the interplay between mind, body and performance? 

• Why do mental health and well-being deserve a special focus, and what is the pay off? 

• How does this approach better meet the expectations of a new generation of employees? 

After an initial presentation, Mike will address questions from webinar attendees in hopes of giving them further insight on how they can apply these concepts to their own organizations. 

About the Presenter 

Michael Thompson is a principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers, with over 30 years of experience in healthcare and employee benefits strategy development and implementation. Mike consults with major employers and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction, integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health, private health exchanges and health reform. He also serves as one of PwC's national thought leaders for health strategies for the health industries practice and has participated on the steering board of the World Economic Forum "Working for Wellness" initiative. In addition, Mike chairs the AAA Quality Initiatives Work Group and serves on the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health. Please join us in what is sure to be an informative event. 

Space is limited, so register today!


Engaging the Multi-Generational Workforce

Date: March 26, 2015

Time: 2:30 p.m. ET


It's not enough just to know about the four generations in the workplace.  You must truly understand them, especially those who make up Generations X and Y. 


In this webinar, participants will be taken into the depths of each generation and leave with an understanding on how to address the common issues that define each group of employees, whether they be Traditionalist, Boomer, Gen X or Gen Y.  The webinar won't only focus on the differences of each generation, but will also spend significant time on the similarities the various generations share and outline specific steps HR professionals can take to maximize those similarities for increased performance and higher engagement levels.


About the Presenter:


Bob Kelleher is a best-selling author, international keynote speaker and consultant who travels the globe sharing his insights on employee engagement, leadership and workforce trends. He is the author of the best-selling book Louder Than Words: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps That Drive Results; Creativeship, An Engagement and Leadership Fable and the just released Employee Engagement for Dummies.


Mr. Kelleher can be seen or heard on national media (most recently on CNBC, CBS, NBC News, Business Week and Forbes) and is a frequent guest writer and contributing editor on many national publications.


He is the founder of The Employee Engagement Group, a global consulting firm that works with leadership teams to implement best in class leadership and employee engagement programs, and previous was chief HR officer of AECOM, a Fortune 500 global professional services firm.

Please join us in what is sure to be an informative event.

Space is limited, so register today!

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