How Culture Impacts Talent, Engagement, Revenue and Profit


Presenters: Ron Goetzel, Truven Health Analytics and Johns Hopkins University; and Andrew Jacobus, VP VirginPulse

Original program date: May 2017 (program no longer available)

Program length: 60 minutes

Industry experts Ron Goetzel and Andrew Jacobus will discuss how investments in culture affect business results -- both directly and indirectly. More HR leaders see how wellbeing and the high engagement it drives can impact the entire HR spectrum from talent acquisition and retention to learning and development and on the job performance. You’ll get details on the latest research on improvements in employee and business performance and hear specific company examples.

In addition, you'll learn how programs that promote a culture of health, rather than limit their focus to reducing health risks, better correlate with core business strategies and business outcomes. You’ll hear real-life examples of organizations achieving improvements to their bottom line due to the effectiveness of their employee wellbeing programs.
  • Learn about the latest industry research findings and recommendations
  • Understand the full business potential of wellbeing-driven engagement
  • Learn more about the rise of value-on-investment metrics as an alternative to ROI
  • Uncover top elements necessary to promote and sustain healthy workplaces

Learn about our speaker About the Presenters: Ron Goetzel, Ph.D., wears two hats. He is a senior scientist and director of the Institute for Health and Productivity Studies (IHPS) at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and vice president of Consulting and Applied Research for Truven Health Analytics. The mission of the IHPS is to bridge the gap between academia, the business community, and the healthcare policy world -- bringing academic resources into policy debates and day-to-day business decisions, and bringing health and productivity management issues into academia. Before moving to Johns Hopkins, Goetzel was on the faculty at Emory and Cornell universities. He is responsible for leading innovative research projects for health care purchaser, managed care, government, and pharmaceutical clients interested in conducting cutting-edge research focused on the relationship between health and well-being, medical costs, and work related productivity. He is a nationally recognized and widely published expert in health and productivity management, return-on-investment, program evaluation, and outcomes research. Goetzel has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and frequently presents at international business and scientific forums.

Andrew Jacobus is Virgin Pulse’s analytics leader, responsible for the research and impact studies of members and clients in the comprehensive well-being space. He joined Virgin Pulse at the start of 2016, bringing more than 20 years of experience in analytics, human capital, and strategic workforce planning: turning data into insights and getting predictive with those insights — particularly about people and productivity. Jacobus has led workforce reporting and analytics centers of expertise at Verizon, Bank of America, Hunt Consolidated, and Amgen. He has also advised executives and their teams at dozens of organizations as a strategic consultant.

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Viewing this webcast in its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM and recertification from the HR Certification Institute (general credit).

Webcast Sponsor

This webcast is sponsored by Virgin Pulse



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