Agenda: Navigate the Options*

Tuesday, April 30

7:30AM – 8:30AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:30AM

Opening Keynote: Top Employer Health Care Trends to Watch for in 2019

Brian J. Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health, will share his perspective on the top employer health care trends for 2019. Leveraging the Business Group’s 2019 Large Employer Health Care Strategy and Plan Design Survey and insights from the Business Group’s 436 members through their many benchmarking calls, employer summits, institutes and committees, Brian will share employer perspectives on the evolving employer role in healthcare, the changing health care ecosystem, industry consolidation, the pharmaceutical supply chain, and the role of innovation. He will also highlight top employer initiatives for 2019 and 2020.

Brian J. Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health

Brian J. Marcotte, President and CEO, National Business Group on Health

 

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Pay Equity Studies: The Why and How

This session will focus on the why and the how of pay equity in manufacturing – why companies should be pursuing pay equity studies and how exactly these studies are conducted. Additionally, three panelists – Daniel V. Lezotte, Ph.D., Principal, Mercer, Michael Charpentier, Vice President, Total Rewards, IDEX Corporation, and Lindsey Whalen, Manager, Compensation, IDEX Corporation – will discuss cultural and transparency issues and programs that foster pay equity.

Michael Charpentier Vice President, Total Rewards, IDEX Corporation

Michael Charpentier
Vice President, Total Rewards, IDEX Corporation

Daniel V. Lezotte, Ph.D. Principal, Mercer

Daniel V. Lezotte, Ph.D.
Principal, Mercer

Lindsey Whalen, Manager, Compensation, IDEX Corporation

Lindsey Whalen, Manager, Compensation, IDEX Corporation

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Networking Break

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Navigating the Legal Minefield of Leave Laws

Parental leave and sick leave policies are currently left up to employers to determine. Increasingly, states and municipalities are addressing these issues as the “next frontier” in employment rights. Whether through ballot initiatives or action by state legislatures, momentum is increasing in this area, creating a veritable patchwork of laws. In this session, hear Christina Stoneburner, Partner, Labor & Employment, Fox Rothschild LLP, highlight the states with current laws and what this means for employers. It will also discuss the many ways in which these measures surface that you may not be tracking, and give you insight into trends for the future.

 
Christina Stoneburner, Partner, Labor & Employment Fox Rothschild LLP

Christina Stoneburner, Partner, Labor & Employment
Fox Rothschild LLP

 

12:00PM – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00PM – 2:00PM

How Unlimited PTO Policies Actually Operate in Your Work Environment

Unlimited PTO sounds like a myth to many employees, but for employers it can have both positive and negative impacts. Some highly publicized early adopters claimed that people actually took less time off, but how does that fare within your work environment? In this session, hear Nicole Thorley, Senior Director, Human Resources at Evoqua, discuss the decision to offer unlimited PTO to their exempt employees.

 
Nicole Thorley, Senior Director, Human Resources, Evoqua

Nicole Thorley, Senior Director, Human Resources, Evoqua

 

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Ignite Sessions

Join fellow manufacturing leaders in the HR space to discuss the issues important to you. Have candid conversations with peers to help you solve your most pressing challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for discussion topics.

3:00PM – 4:00PM

Integrating Genomics Into Your Employee Benefits Offering

Advanced genomic products are improving healthcare outcomes around the world. Join Tom Wamberg and Nick Bellanca from Wamberg Genomic Advisors on how leading employers are implementing genomic strategies to improve the health of their employees and reduce their healthcare spend. Hereditary Genetic Screening, Pharmacogenomics, and Advanced DNA Testing for Cancer are all discussed in this employer focused presentation.

 
Nick Bellanca, Executive VP, Sales & Business Development, Wamberg Genomic Advisors

Nick Bellanca, Executive VP, Sales & Business Development, Wamberg Genomic Advisors

 

4:00PM – 5:30PM

Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 1

8:00AM – 8:30AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30AM – 9:30AM

Building a Financial Wellness Program

Join Jenna Dolce, Senior Manager, Participant Advice & Wellness Department at Vanguard for a fresh look at financial wellness and the role of advice, including traditional "big A" advice and the "little a" variety that participants want. We will explore how this framework can help you focus on solutions that help employees make everyday spending and savings decisions that bolster their financial health and improve the likelihood of a successful retirement.

Jenna Dolce, Senior Manager, Participant Advice & Wellness Department, Vanguard

Jenna Dolce, Senior Manager, Participant Advice & Wellness Department, Vanguard

 

9:30AM – 10:30AM

Strengthening Employee Engagement with Benefit Plan Communications

Has your organization realized that your employees are struggling to sift through and take advantage of the great benefits your company offers? Join IDEX Corporation’s Alicja Majsterek, Director, Benefits and Human Resources Administration, and Shrara McCue, Manager, Benefits, as they share the lessons learned thus far from IDEX’s recently launched program aimed at reengaging its employees on wellness initiatives. The presenters will also discuss best practices of using communication tools to simplify access to company-provided benefit plan programs.

Alicja Majsterek, Director of Benefits and HR Administration, IDEX Corporation

Alicja Majsterek, Director of Benefits and HR Administration, IDEX Corporation

Shrara McCue, Manager, Benefits, IDEX Corporation

Shrara McCue, Manager, Benefits, IDEX Corporation

 

10:30AM – 10:45AM

Break

10:45AM – 11:30AM

Ignite Sessions

Join fellow manufacturing leaders in the HR space to discuss the issues important to you. Have candid conversations with peers to help you solve your most pressing challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide suggestions for discussion topics.

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Natural Disaster Response Plans: The HR Perspective

Do you have a plan in place if Mother Nature strikes near your company? Besides getting your facilities up and running again, if your workforce is impacted, what is your organization’s legal and moral responsibility to your employees and the community? Join Joaquin Cuevas Gongora as he details Corning’s relief efforts in Wilmington, NC following Hurricane Florence in 2018.

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Future Trends for HR Recruiting

Hiring within the manufacturing sector has become increasingly competitive with hundreds of opportunities and not enough candidates to fill the gap. With the hunt for good talent on the rise, what tools should manufacturers have in their arsenal to attract, and keep, promising talent?

*Subject to change.