April Virtual: Creative Total Rewards To Set Employers Apart

Wednesday, April 05, 2023


Getting Creative in Total Rewards: How Employers Can Set Themselves Apart

As organizations increasingly prioritize flexibility in their benefits and rewards programs, what are the best ways for them to be competitive with their peers? Innovation is the name of the game in 2023, given the challenge of distinguishing benefits and compensation offerings in a crowded marketplace. What aspects of the employee experience should be increasingly considered key aspects of total rewards, including career growth, well-being, and job flexibility?

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.


All times shown below are U.S. Eastern Time

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
12:15 PM - 12:25 PM
Opening Remarks: Nick Baily and Steve Koepp, Co-Founders, From Day One
12:25 PM - 12:50 PM
Using Creativity in Designing Total Compensation for a New Era (Fireside Chat)

Standardized approaches won’t do anymore. Worker expectations have changed, especially among early-career employees. An inside look at how a legendary company is rethinking the idea of total rewards.
Speaker: Patti Taylor, VP and Global Head of Total Rewards, Xerox Corp.
Moderator: Nick Wolny, Senior Editor, NextAdvisor    

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Future of Benefits: Change Is on the Horizon (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

This year, 95% of HR and benefit leaders are focused on recalibrating their company’s benefit strategies to optimize for productivity and talent retention. Companies continue to prioritize benefits that support working parents and caregivers, even in the midst of an economic downturn, because it’s proven to be good for business. Join Care.com for Business as we explore economy-driven shifts in benefit strategies; the business impact of care benefits; and the relationship between business and government in the childcare crisis.

Jess Marble, Director, Care.com for Business

01:20 PM - 02:00 PM
The Benefits That Employees Want to See Enhanced in 2023 and Beyond (Panel)

After enduring multiple crises over the past few years and remaining in a period of economic uncertainty presently, workers have raised and realigned their expectations about employee benefits. They want more offerings in financial wellness, health and well-being, caregiving, and more. Which have been the most popular and financially viable for employers to add? How can companies offer a worker-friendly menu with an individualized approach, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach? 


Melissa Fisher, Director, Compensation & Benefits, Children’s Hospital Colorado 

Jennifer Lavoie, Director of Employee Well-being, Piedmont Healthcare 

Mark Valerius, SVP, Global Compensation & Benefits, Stellantis  

Angela Nelson, VP & Executive Director of Clinical Services, RethinkCare

Nicole Tanzillo, Co-founder and Chief Experience Officer, Ceresa 


Lydia Dishman, Senior Editor, Fast Company

02:05 PM - 02:20 PM
How Fertility Benefits Can Save Your Company Money (Thought Leadership Spotlight)

Fertility treatments and other family-forming journeys like adoption are notoriously expensive, costing tens of thousands of dollars on average. It may seem counterintuitive, then, that providing employees with fertility benefits can actually help reduce healthcare and other costs. But in fact, fertility benefits are an essential tool for lowering costs, retaining valuable employees, and meeting DEI goals—even during uncertain economic times. In this webinar, we’ll explore how clinically managed fertility benefits can help your company reduce high-cost claims, guide employees toward less invasive care, and retain some of your most valuable employees. 

Taylor Padalino, Account Executive, Carrot 

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Innovative Support for Today’s Most Overlooked Employee Group: Family Caregivers (Workshop)

To truly support employees both in and out of the work environment, benefits must reflect their day-to-day experiences and align with how they search for and access resources. In today’s benefits landscape, family caregivers remain a critically overlooked population. Current programs focus only on family leave and human interventions. But today’s technology presents a huge opportunity to innovate, organize, and integrate support into the wide range of care situations that place logistical and emotional stress on employees. Join ianacare CEO and Co-founder Jessica Kim in this workshop, where she’ll share innovative strategies and insights for those looking to engage and support employees in every stage of their care journey.
Jessica Kim, CEO & Co-founder, ianacare

02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Maximize savings without sacrificing employee healthcare benefits (Workshop)

In today’s ever-evolving business climate, employers are looking for ways to save money and remain
competitive, and offering innovative health care benefits is one way to do just that. By utilizing data and
personal connections to identify health risks, employers can offer early interventions that promote
employee health and wellness while achieving cost savings. This workshop will delve into how companies
can take advantage of dynamic health benefit solutions to provide a curated experience that prioritizes
the physical and mental wellbeing of their employees in order to stand out from competitors.

Kaeli Yuen, M.D., Director of Clinical Product Management, Accolade 

Lauren Reed, MHA, Senior Manager, Solutions Management, Accolade

03:20 PM - 04:00 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?


Jeanne Walsh, Director, Benefits and Global Mobility, Boston Scientific

Hannah Wilkowski, Director, Global Benefits, BuzzFeed  

Matthew Tremmaglia, VP of Customer Success, Achievers  

Stephanie Denton, Director of People and Talent, Northstar


Emily McCrary-Ruiz-Esparza, Contributing Editor, From Day One

04:05 PM - 04:30 PM
With a Bumper Crop New Options, Benefits Leaders Need to Make Smart Choices (Fireside Chat)

Workers have rising expectations, and the marketplace has responded with innovative new offerings, from pet care to travel-as-a-benefit. Since employers have limited resources, how can they assess which ones will provide the most worker satisfaction for the dollar, while still leaving room to experiment with new approaches?


Joanna Daly, VP, Total Rewards, IBM


Bryan Walsh, Editor of Future Perfect, Vox Media

04:30 PM - 04:35 PM
Closing Remarks: Steve Koepp, co-founder, From Day One