At the peak of the pandemic in 2020, Alera Group recognized an urgent need among its business clients: a way to assist employees who were struggling with the physical, financial and mental health challenges COVID-19 had created. Our response was to host the first Alera Group Employee Wellbeing Fair, a series of webinar sessions designed to assist employees and help employers show they care.
In the years since, the pandemic has abated, but the need for employee wellbeing services persists – as does Alera Group’s commitment to providing such services. You and your organization are invited to join us on Thursday, September 14, from 10 a.m.-3:15 p.m. CT for the 2023 Employee Wellbeing Fair, which we’ve themed “You Owe It to Yourself.”
A Day of Quality Programming
Since its creation, we’ve streamlined the fair, condensing it from a series spread out over one week to a one-day program of informative sessions promoting all aspects of employee wellbeing – from employee and family mental health to nutrition, from community engagement to parenting neurodiverse children, from household finances to exercise, and more.
Here’s how the program shapes up (all times CT):
- 10-10:45 a.m. – How Culture Empowers Individual Success and Sustainability
- 10:45-11:30 a.m. – Strive for Thriving: Care for the Mental Health of Ourselves and Our Families
- 11:30 a.m.-noon – Intentional Living and the Present Moment (mindfulness)
- Noon-12:45 p.m. – Parent’s Guide to Fostering Executive Function Skills
- 12:45-1:30 p.m. – Healthier Gut, Healthier You: How Gut Health Shapes Overall Health
- 1:30-1:45 p.m. – Unwind, Stretch and Destress
- 1:45-2:30 p.m. – Sequence of Savings: How to Prioritize Your Next Dollar
- 2:30-3:15 p.m. – Eating Well: Debunking Food Myths.
With the exception of the Sequence of Savings session, which will be conducted by experts from Alera Group’s Wealth Services team, session presenters are nationally recognized thought leaders from external organizations that specialize in their respective fields. For example, one presenter – Dexter Shurney, M.D., President of the Blue Zones Well-Being Institute – was the featured source of the American Medical Association article “6 lifestyle changes doctors wish patients would make.”
Providing your employees with a program like this on your own could easily cost your organization as much as $10,000 or more. We’re offering it as a complimentary service, as we did in providing two other related resources:
Why do this? A recent Gallup study found that only 1 in 4 employees believe “My organization cares about my overall wellbeing.” We know you care about your employees; providing you with the Wellbeing Fair enables you to demonstrate that without having to break the bank.
In an article on a recent MetLife study of employee benefits trends titled “Who cares? Many employees don’t think employers care about them,” a MetLife executive tells the publication Human Resources Director America, “As the economy and labor market remain volatile and workplace trends fluctuate, employers can't afford to overlook employee care. When organizations genuinely demonstrate employee care, they are much more likely to weather macro challenges effectively and rise to the top for current employees and job seekers alike."
A one-day wellbeing fair isn’t in and of itself a solution to employee recruiting and retention challenges, but the diversity and quality of sessions you’ll find in our September event all but ensure you and your team will find value in the program. And that value should extend well beyond the day of the fair, thanks to offerings that can serve as foundations for long-term strategies and practices.
To access the registration page and share it with your employees, click on the link below.
EMPLOYEE WELLBEING FAIR REGISTRATION
About the Authors
Gretchen Day, MPH, MCHES
VP of Health Innovations and Advanced Strategies
Through her role at Alera Group, Gretchen Day satisfies her passion for public health by working with businesses and their employees to improve workplace culture and influence change in their healthcare delivery system. Ultimately, her goal is to help individuals access better quality healthcare, while advancing innovative thinking to bring about change in the way healthcare is delivered. Gretchen earned her Master of Public Health degree from the Penn State College of Medicine and Master Certified Health Education Specialist certification from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing.
Director of Wellbeing
Andrea Davis is a wellbeing consultant, and is certified as both a Thriving Workplace Culture Consultant and health coach. She has been supporting employers with their corporate wellbeing programs for more than a decade and brings extensive experience in management consulting and strategic solutions from her years at a Big 4 Firm and two large investment banks.