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The podcast that tackles trending topics in the employee benefits and HR world… and hopefully entertains along the way. Tune in biweekly to stay informed of the latest trends and industry insights to help you develop an exceptional workplace.

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    • 5.0 • 25 Ratings

The podcast that tackles trending topics in the employee benefits and HR world… and hopefully entertains along the way. Tune in biweekly to stay informed of the latest trends and industry insights to help you develop an exceptional workplace.

    A Conversation Around Employee Engagement, Mental Health & Wellbeing with Lisa Harris & Jody Breault at VEIC

    A Conversation Around Employee Engagement, Mental Health & Wellbeing with Lisa Harris & Jody Breault at VEIC

    Mental health awareness is more than just one month out of the year.
    It's a year-round opportunity to continue to show up for your employees so they can do their best work and live their best life. And that's how Lisa Harris, Chief People Officer, and Jody Breault, Manager of Benefits and Wellness at VEIC, view their workforce strategy. In this conversation, host Jeff Cross chats with Lisa and Jody about the innovative ways they are supporting their employees' mental health and wellbeing to create a positive workplace environment. Topics include their mental health initiatives, "focus + finish Fridays," employee engagement ideas for a remote workforce, and leadership buy-in. 
    Music By: Colin Cross Music

    • 34 min
    Lifestyle Spending Accounts: What Are They & How Are They Keeping Employees Engaged with Lisa Jacobi, CHRO at COCC, Ryan Burns + Megan Burns from Forma

    Lifestyle Spending Accounts: What Are They & How Are They Keeping Employees Engaged with Lisa Jacobi, CHRO at COCC, Ryan Burns + Megan Burns from Forma

    With the workforce becoming increasingly diverse year over year, employers are struggling with finding the right type of benefits that fit all their employees' needs. But there's one benefit that's ranked as the second most valuable employee benefit among all age groups, demographics, and industries: lifestyle spending accounts (LSAs). Tune into this episode as the host and guests dive into what LSA's are, why they are gaining traction amongst many different types of employers, how they work, and the success stories - directly from an employer who's leveraging them.   
    Music By: Colin Cross Music

    • 39 min
    SECURE 2.0 in 20 Minutes: What This Legislation Means For Your Organization with Sean Patton, SVP, Retirement Services at OneDigital

    SECURE 2.0 in 20 Minutes: What This Legislation Means For Your Organization with Sean Patton, SVP, Retirement Services at OneDigital

    In this quick hit episode, we'll cover why SECURE 2.0 was created, what the impact will mean for your organization + your people, what deadlines are approaching, and what employers should be thinking about now to implement in the future.
    This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. Any tax advice contained herein is of a general nature. You should seek specific advice from your tax professional before pursuing any idea contemplated herein.Music By: Colin Cross Music

    • 23 min
    Retaining Your People is Not the Answer to Your Workforce Strategy with Travis Dommert, SVP of Talent at OneDigital

    Retaining Your People is Not the Answer to Your Workforce Strategy with Travis Dommert, SVP of Talent at OneDigital

    In this episode, Host Jeff Cross is joined by Travis Dommert, SVP of Talent at OneDigital, for a candid conversation around why retaining your employees is not the answer when an organization is building their workforce strategy. Travis challenges the status quo by identifying how changing one word can completey alter the way leaders show up for their people and how employees view their managers - in the best way. 
    Music By: Colin Cross Music

    • 41 min
    A Conversation with Paul LaVoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut

    A Conversation with Paul LaVoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut

    Paul LaVoie, Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut, joins Host Jeff Cross for a conversation about the state of manufacturing in CT and the impact the current workplace challenges are having on this. The two dive into topics such as staffing, the great resignation, the impact of a recession, and bringing more work to CT. Paul gets into his time as General Manager at Carey Manufacturing, where he led a happily and fully staffed team and successfully put a succession plan in place to keep the company running smoothly as he transitioned out - all of this and more are packed into this 40-minute episode. If you are a business leader in the CT manufacturing space, you do not want to miss this episode.

    • 42 min
    Starting the Year off with Conscious Accountability (Part 2) with David Tate, Co-Author, Executive Coach & Professor at Yale

    Starting the Year off with Conscious Accountability (Part 2) with David Tate, Co-Author, Executive Coach & Professor at Yale

    Before you press play, make sure you go back to Part 1 released on January 10th to hear the first part of this conversation between Host Jeff Cross and David Tate.

    Being able to promote accountability is essential for organizational success. But the realities of how work has changed demand a new approach to accountability that supports results, people, and a culture of continuous improvement. Host Jeff Cross sat down with David Tate, Psychologist, Executive Coach, Professor at Yale, and Co-Author of his recently released book, "Conscious Accountability", to discuss why accountability is so important and how can leaders can leverage this idea of "conscious accountability" to make their organization more effective and a better place to work. It was such a great conversation that we had to split it into 2 parts - tune into to part 1 now!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

msimmons81 ,

Frank Mengert does it again!

I’ve worked with Frank. He’s a class act and knows benefits technology better than anyone I’ve met. Excellent choice for a guest.

Danielyoung1794 ,

Awesome Job Frank

Technology Regret. So true. Having seen this myself, I never knew this term was a thing.

mmandez19 ,

The name of this show is perfect

Checked out the episode with Frank Mengert on technology. He was amazing

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