Diversity and Inclusion: A Friend With Benefits | BN1
Erin Siegrist, Director of Benefits, Erie Insurance
Donna Sirak, Senior Diversity and Inclusion Planning Analyst, Erie Insurance
Wednesday, April 4 | 11: 30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
Are you stuck in a rut trying to come up with new benefit ideas? Do you have a hard time selling new
benefit recommendations to executives? The total rewards function needs to move past the old
days of selecting and recommending new benefits simply by prevalence. As your mom would say, “Just
because your friends are doing it, doesn’t mean you should too.” Hear what a Fortune 500 company
has done to align the Diversity & Inclusion and Total Rewards functions, yielding benefits that better attract
and retain the diverse employees companies want and need. Then, use those insights to design a similar
approach for your own company.
Communicate the value of using a diversity lens in crafting a benefit design
Identify ways that Diversity & Inclusion and Total Rewards are aligned
Sell this partnership to your executive team
Well-Being as a Talent Management Strategy | BN2
Mari Ryan, CEO and Founder, Advancing Wellness
Wednesday, April 4 | 2 - 3 p.m.
Effective talent management is essential to business success. If you can’t attract the right people, you
can’t meet your business objectives. Today’s job candidates are evaluating the culture and work-life
characteristics of an organization before they even consider taking a job. Can you attract and retain the
right people if you aren’t looking after their well-being? Increasingly, well-being is becoming an intentional
element of talent management and employee-experience strategies. Mari Ryan will provide a well-being
framework that is directly tied to talent management practices and explore how to measure the impact of
your programs across various types of benefits.
Identify the link between talent management strategies and employee well-being
Implement a well-being framework that addresses employee well-being from multiple perspectives
Define ways to measure the well-being in your workplace
4 Keys to Take Control of the Broker/Client Relationship | BN3
Nelson Griswold, Chairman, Association for Insurance Leadership
Thursday, April 5 | 11: 30 a.m. - 12: 30 p.m.
The HR professional’s most critical external relationship is with the company’s benefits broker or adviser. Yet
little guidance exists on how to select the right broker/adviser or, and perhaps most importantly, how to
take control of that relationship. Nelson Griswold, one of the industry’s leading consultants to employee-benefits agencies, will spell out the keys to creating a broker relationship that will help you achieve
both your professional and organizational goals. You’ll gain actionable, from-the-trenches strategies and
techniques for getting the most out of your broker relationship.
Evaluate and select the right broker with proven techniques
Review services and tools that can assist you in the selection process and strengthen your broker
Apply strategies for negotiating the best deal from the broker