Event Agenda

November 1, 2021
On Demand Resources

Education Video Links:

November 1, 2021 • 1:00 pm
Guide to the Value and Benefits of this Elite Community

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The power of the Best and Brightest community is built on the sharing of knowledge, ideas, resources and the year-round support provided. We will review the path to excellence in becoming part of this inclusive community of the nation’s elite employers and review the ongoing tools available.


Kelly Sipila

Strategic Program Director, Best and Brightest Programs

Jennifer Kluge

Publisher, Corp! Magazine

November 2, 2021 • 1:00 pm
Rules of Engagement & Compensation: Understanding Compensation in These Crazy Times

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The rules of engagement have changed drastically when it comes to compensation for new employees and retention of current employees; employers must ensure total compensation will attract top talent in a competitive market while also assuring current employees that they are valued. This panel of experts will dissect the current trends in compensation, analyze pay equity, stay bonuses and explore strategies to help attract and retain top talent.


Chris Fusco

Senior Vice President, Compensation, Salary.com

Mark Conrad

Owner, Express Employment Professionals

Laura Tomaino

Senior Vice President, People & Culture, HealthEdge

Felicia Taylor

Chief Human Resources Officer, Trintech

Mike Novakoski

President & CEO, EV Construction

November 3, 2021 • 3:00 pm
TalentTalk I – What’s Next in the Future of On-Boarding and Employee Engagement?

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Companies are looking to enhance their new hire on-boarding practices to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges and remote work resulting in engagement concerns. Learn about new trends in this TalentTalk focused on creating a comprehensive and inclusive on-boarding process that maintains high retention rates, enhanced job satisfaction, and improved employee performance.


Dr. Lee Meadows

Author, Speaker, Global Leadership Consultant - President of NAAAHR - State of Michigan Chapter, Meadows Consulting

November 3, 2021 • 3:35 pm
TalentTalk II – Stay Interview Toolkit: What is a Stay Interview and the Best Ways to Utilize Them

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With the war on talent still raging, stay interviews have become vital to re-recruiting your workforce. Understanding what attracted your current employees is often quite different from what is keeping them. Stay interviews tend to improve engagement, communication, and productivity as well as retention. In this workshop, you learn how to effectively prepare for, conduct, and follow-through on stay interviews.


Richard Finnegan

CEO, Speaker, Author, C-Suite Analytics and Finnegan Institute

November 4, 2021 • 12:00 pm
How to Combat Stress, Depression and Burnout for Optimum Mental Health and Wellbeing

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Business Leaders and Employees are being pulled in multiple directions causing them to feel burnout. With so much chaos and distraction in the world today, it is imperative to adhere to one’s mental health and wellness.
Objectives of this panel are to uncover the following:

  • Real-life strategies to help participants refocus and re-energize to increase the level of engagement within their organizations.
  • Strategies to define and address stress, burnout and depression.
  • Ways to win at balancing their work, life and tools to manage their wellbeing.
  • Identify solutions that businesses can activate to create a more inclusive and connected workplace.


Allison Arndt

Wellness Manager, Assurance, a Marsh McLennan Agency

Beth Luther

Chief People & Customer Experience Officer, Primex Family of Companies

Cindy Bjorkquist

Director, Well-Being, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Mary Pigatti

President, eMindful, a Wondr Health Company

Lesley Delgado

Owner and President, Strategic Recruiting Services, LLC.