Our Total Absence Management team is excited to guide you through the post-pandemic workforce on three different panels and presentations for the 2020 DMEC Virtual Annual Conference (taking place every Wednesday in August). For more information about our speakers and topics, please see below.  Register for the conference here.

Christine Hinnerichs, PHR – Total Absence Management Account Manager, The Partners Group

Masked & Confused: Welcoming Back Your Workforce

Aug 5, 11:15 am – 12:15 pm ET

We’re all looking for that “new normal” at work, but how do we get there? Safety, behavioral, and productivity issues are lying in wait as we travel this new path. Join us for a roadmap showing you how to get your workplace and workforce ready, what new work rules to have in place, and what to expect once the employees start coming back to the workplace. Along the road, you’ll receive practical tips and lessons from two employers who have already started the journey — a retailer and a pharmaceutical company — who have employees in office, field, and customer-facing positions. They’ll discuss how they have been managing their employees throughout the pandemic and what they will be doing going forward. We’ll also provide guidance on the legal “do’s” and “don’ts”. Rev up your engines, and let’s get going!

Panelists:
Marti Cardi, JD, Vice President – Product Compliance, Matrix Absence Management
Bindia Onik, SHRM, Sr. Benefits Manager, AbbVie
Erin Penland, CEBS, Sr. Benefits Specialist, Designer Brands

Moderators:
Christine Hinnerichs, PHR – Total Absence Management Account Manager, The Partners Group
Seth Turner, MBA, Chief Strategy Officer, AbsenceSoft

Patty Borst, National Practice Leader, Total Absence Management, The Partners Group

Case Escher, Managing Partner, Business Consulting Division, The Partners Group

Brycie Repphun, Total Absence Management Account Executive, The Partners Group

Breaking Down Silos & Harnessing the Powers of Integrated Health & Productivity Data – COVID-19 & Beyond

Aug 26, 2:00 – 3:00 PM ET

COVID-19 has raised the awareness of how swiftly things can change and how the ability to capitalize quickly on data can enhance decision making. In our fast-paced, high-performance work environments, employers are searching for strategies to increase employee productivity, and although most research reflects a strong correlation between health and productivity, many large organizations continue to manage their workforce’s health and productivity separately.

Employers leverage health data to understand aggregate healthcare costs, as well as absence data for operations and compliance purposes. But what if we could break down departmental silos, obtain and integrate relevant health, absence, and productivity data, and interpret it to measure health’s impact on productivity? This session will discuss the business case for integration, identify barriers and opportunities to effectively arrive at the intersection of health and productivity, and provide tools to help you measure and improve outcomes.

Presenters:
Patty Borst, National Practice Leader, Total Absence Management, The Partners Group
Case Escher, Managing Partner, Business Consulting Division, The Partners Group
Brycie Repphun, Total Absence Management Account Executive, The Partners Group

Patty Borst, National Practice Leader, Total Absence Management, The Partners Group

Ask the Experts: Winning in the Post-Pandemic Future

Aug 26, 3:10 – 4:10 PM ET

Submit your most challenging questions to our panel of distinguished absence and leave management experts. You provide the uncensored questions, and they provide the unfiltered answers. This interactive discussion between attendees and panelists allows audience members to have their “real-world” questions answered by the specialists. Come prepared with your toughest questions and the most perplexing challenges faced by your company. And best of all, there will be no consulting fees incurred!

Panelists:
Bryon Bass, Senior Vice President, Workforce Absence, Sedgwick
Patty Borst, National Practice Leader, Total Absence Management, The Partners Group
Linda Croushore, Sr. Director, Absence, WorkPartners

Moderator:
Kristin Jones, CLMS, PHR, SHRM-CP, Education Manager, DMEC