' 2022 March Virtual - From Day One
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Enhancing Total Rewards to Fit the Workforce's New Expectations

Wed., Mar. 9, 2022


Enhancing Total Rewards to Fit the Workforce's New Expectations

As many employees talk with their feet, what have we learned about what encourages loyalty? While compensation will always be a factor, which benefits and features are most important to workers in the post-pandemic era? From student-loan relief to job flexibility, what have been the most effective changes that employers have made? What innovations are on the horizon?


From Day One is a Recertification Provider for SHRM and HRCI. This session is eligible for 3 credits from both organizations. The Activity IDs will be sent to attendees after the conclusion of the session.


Kimberly Young


Marco Diaz

News Corp

Jesse Welsh

Southeastern Grocers

Kristy McCann Flynn


Jaime McDonald

The Game Agency

Kirsten Ferro

Carrot Fertility

Joe Burton

Whil, a Rethink Division

Kathleen Davin


Shannon Hopkins


Kristen Carlisle

Betterment at Work

Matthew Tremmaglia


Julia Cohen Sebastien


Lisa Cummings

Michaels Stores, Inc.

Emily Heckaman

Primoris Services

Lydia Dishman

Fast Company

Sara Richards

Red Bull

Josephine Cheng


Siobhan O’Connor


Gloria Estrada

Keysight Technologies



12:00 PM - 12:15 PM


12:15 PM - 12:25 PM

Opening Remarks

12:25 PM - 12:55 PM

Who Benefits? Rethinking the Status Quo With the Employee in Mind (Fireside Chat)

Traditional benefits came from a different era. Today workers have new needs and new attitudes. A look at how one benefits leader is challenging the old assumptions


Marco Diaz, SVP, global head of benefits, News Corp.


Josephine Cheng, broadcast journalist; founder & owner, Smart Chick Media

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM

How to Address 8 HR Predictions for 2022 (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Joe Burton, Founder and CEO of Whil, A Rethink Division will discuss 8 HR predictions for 2022 from Josh Bersin, Deloitte, SHRM, Forbes, IBM and more. The presentation will cover topics such as DEI, how to create a human centric brand, and how to help employees develop the power skills needed to thrive at work and in life. Attendees will walk away with a renewed sense of direction for 2022 and beyond.

Joe Burton, Founder and CEO, Whil, A Rethink Division

01:25 PM - 02:05 PM

Supporting the Employee's Whole, Individual Self at Work (Panel)

The cookie-cutter approach to benefits has been widely rejected, but what philosophy and specific programs will take its place? How can companies personalize their approach to workers, so that they take full advantage of the benefits and rewards available to them, including health programs and financial well-being platforms? What can help encourage workers to embrace these offerings?


Kimberly Young, VP, global benefits, PAE

Sara Richards, director & benefits, Red Bull

Kristen Carlisle, general manager, Betterment at Work

Kathleen Davin, senior manager of people operations, Maven


Lydia Dishman, staff editor, Fast Company

02:10 PM - 02:30 PM

Why Fertility Benefits that Cover All Genders are a Must-Have for 2022 (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Conversations around fertility benefits usually focus on addressing female infertility. And while that is a critical piece of the puzzle, people of all genders need support from fertility and family-forming resources. For around 30% of different-sex couples experiencing infertility, male-factor issues are the primary cause. Trans and non-binary people may have specific fertility needs but struggle to find physicians with the right experience. And fertility knowledge and support are important throughout life — not just in someone’s reproductive years. In this session, we’ll discuss how your company can provide inclusive fertility benefits that cover all genders — and ages — in 2022.

Kirsten Ferro, associate VP of sales, Carrot Fertility

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM

Learning Stipend are the Future of Total Rewards (Workshop)

Kristy McCann Flynn Founder of GoCoach an upskilling platform for all employees will be discussing how learning stipends provide equitable access for all employees in unlocking one's development and career opportunities. Kristy will explain why learning stipend work, how to implement them in your organization along with driving utilization to ensure employees are always learning.

Kristy McCann Flynn, founder & CEO, GoCoach

02:35 PM - 03:20 PM

Motivate and Engage Employees with Gamification to Drive More Effective Training (Workshop and live Jeopardy!® Game)

According to a survey done by Amdocs in August 2021, nearly two thirds of the employees surveyed said they’d leave their job due to lack of training and growth opportunities. In order to retain employees and reduce turn-over, training is extremely important. Gamification elements such as points, reward, badges, prizes and leaderboards have been proven to tap into your employees’ intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. Join this session to learn how to add gamification to your training strategy so that your team retains more of the training content, feels more empowered and appreciated.

At the end of the session, we'll play a live multiplayer JEOPARDY!® game. All you’ll need is a computer, tablet, or phone and an internet browser to play the game. Chrome is the recommended browser but Edge, Firefox, Safari, and Opera are also fine. Internet Explorer is not supported.

Jaime McDonald, executive vice president, customer success, The Game Agency

03:25 PM - 04:05 PM

How the Definition of Total Rewards Is Changing (Panel)

The broadening scope of rewards is helping employers respond to more diverse needs, as well as giving employers the ability to focus on rewards that provide the biggest impact. What are the newest and most effective rewards, ranging from relocation programs and scholarships to management development and employee recognition? How can companies evaluate these diverse programs in a way that has emotional impact but represent efficient business practices?


Gloria Estrada, VP Total Rewards & HR Services, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Jesse Welsh, Vice President, Total Rewards, Southeastern Grocers

Emily Heckaman, Director of Total Rewards, Primoris Services Corporation

Matthew Tremmaglia, VP of Customer Success, Achievers

Julia Cohen Sebastien, CEO & co-founder, Grayce


Siobhan O'Connor, journalist & editorial strategy consultant

04:10 PM - 04:30 PM

Mental Fitness and How to Create a Mentally Fit Workplace in 2022 (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

What happens when you combine a pre-existing mental health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the pressures of having to act like everything’s okay? A new found spotlight on your organization’s mental fitness strategy. The last two years have taught us the world is not going to stop changing, and it's not going "back" to how it was before. The best way to move forward is to be proactive about yours and your organization's mental fitness strategy and practices.

Shannon Hopkins, regional VP, BetterUp Care

04:35 PM - 05:05 PM

The New Rules of Attraction for Hourly Workers (Fireside Chat)

A case study in how an iconic retail chain responded to the fierce competition for workers, starting by listening to what they really wanted


Lisa Cummings, VP of total rewards, Michaels Stores


Steve Koepp, co-founder, chief content officer, From Day One

05:05 PM - 05:10 PM

Closing Remarks