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Workforce Strategy Prepares Employers for the Future of Work, Life & Health

Workforce Strategy participants are energetically learning and networking with power players on the 2nd day of NBGH’s annual conference.

This morning, attendees had the privilege of hearing Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance at the London Business School. Dr. Edmans brought a compelling message across the globe with him: well-being is a profit-center for businesses, not a cost-center. He equipped the employer audience with large-scale evidence to motivate C-suite investment in well-being.

"To reach the land of profits, follow the road of purpose." - Alex Edmans

Then industry-leading companies shared their unique perspective on making well-being a business imperative, reaching across the aisle to build resilient people and agile teams, and reacting to global survey results during a strong line-up of breakout sessions.

Making Well-being a Business Imperative at T-Mobile and JetBlue
Kristen Brown, Director, BenefitsJetBlue Airways
Tina Marshall, Sr. Director, Employee Total RewardsT-Mobile
Seth Serxner, Ph.D., Chief Health OfficerOptum

Before we break for Discovery Hall exploration and a networking lunch, Workforce Strategy attendees have an unprecedented opportunity. Product development experts from Castlight Health, Evive, Rally Health and Sharecare take the stage to discuss the next frontier for engagement platforms. This panel will not disappoint!

The last main stage of the day is the much-anticipated Emerging Innovations for Better Health and Well-being session. It features founders of three young and buzz-worthy companies that seek to change existing paradigms for health and well-being benefits: Artemis Health, Happify and Maven.

Day 2 of Workforce Strategy concludes with the largest networking event of the conference sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. Situated at the Greystone Building Piedmont Park, this reception promises to be an opportunity for conference participants to have some fun and make new connections.

Check back tomorrow for valuable takeaways from Workforce Strategy’s final day in Atlanta!