Traditional Wellness Programs Create
Expectation Gaps for Employers

Thursday, August 25 / 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM EDT

*Note: You will be redirected to NWI for registration and payment. A WWCMA/NWI Membership or Guest Account is required to register.
Some employers put an abundance of resources and energy into traditional wellness programs expecting to see positive results. Yet the programs show little to no impact on their KPIs (key performance indicators), assuming they have them in place.
These expectation gaps occur because of the common belief that by simply offering programs, we generate results. However, the missing elements in this scenario are generally a lack of organizational and leadership support, and shaping a quality employee experience (QEX). The QEX begins with understanding your workforce and meeting their needs through policies, benefits AND a strategic wellbeing framework that will produce the desired results.
A virtual panel of workforce wellbeing experts led a detailed discussion on how to create a foundation of wellbeing that goes beyond wellness programming to shape a richer, higher quality employee experience and engagement.
  • Identify the priority elements for enhanced QEX (Quality Employee Experience) that deal with today’s key issues: burnout, resilience, and change fatigue.
  • Develop a road map for increasing leadership support and organization-wide integration of wellness beyond siloed programs.
  • Hear about some of the challenges faced by organizations and what hasn’t worked so well (not about just what did work!).
Philip Swayze
VP of Health & Performance, HUB
WWCMA Education and Events Co-Chair
Philip is the East Region Health & Performance Practice Leader for HUB International. In this role, he provides strategic wellbeing consulting support to HUB clients across the East Region. He works closely with the HUB Employee Benefits Team, and other Health & Performance Consultants on client program implementation. Philip is one of four leaders of HUB’s national Health & Performance practice.
Prior to working with HUB, Philip managed his own wellness consulting and strategic marketing practice. He has more than 20 years of experience working in consulting, sales, product development, marketing, and communications within the healthcare field. Philip stays active in the health and well-being field through his work with the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) where he has been a Think Tank member for the past 14 years.
M Harrison
SVP, Talent and Development and DEI, Jackson Healthcare
Adjunct Assistant Professor of I/O Psychology, University of Georgia
Matthew currently works at Jackson Healthcare as Senior Vice President, Talent & Development and Diversity/Equity/Inclusion. In this role he provides executive leadership and direction in the establishment and execution of strategies and solutions that drive performance, acquire and retain talent, develop employees and leaders, and shape the overall culture for various Jackson Healthcare companies. He leads delivery in the areas of: talent management/acquisition, learning & development, performance management, succession planning, organizational development, change management, job & compensation analysis, and diversity, equity & inclusion.
A Polizzi
CEO Verdant Consulting and Award-winning HR Executive
Named a top 100 HR Professional of 2020, Allessandria has 20 years of experience leading teams across multiple industries to unlock the potential in people and help organizations thrive. From leading accountant education at Intuit to leadership development at 7-Eleven to employee lifecycle at Boston Beer Company to becoming the 1st head of HR at the 4th largest national veterinary hospital in the US, “Dr Al” knows how to hustle to meet the needs of a dynamic and growing organization.
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