Boosting Connection, Engagement and Belonging: Health First’s Story

Presenters: Mary Martinolich, Health First; and Lauren Spencer, Workhuman

View live: February 23, 2021, 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT (available for on-demand viewing through May 2021)

Program length: 60 minutes

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Energizing your culture and boosting connection, engagement and belonging during rapidly changing times calls for a renewed focus on the employee experience. No one knows this better than Health First, a wellness provider and health care system in Central Florida. 

To better acknowledge and appreciate the hard work of over 9,000 associates, Health First moved away from their homegrown recognition program to a social solution that helps boost engagement and delivers the kind of employee experience their associates deserve. 

What are some key takeaways from Health First’s story that can help you boost the connection, engagement and belonging within your own organization? 

In this program, Health First's Mary Martinolich and Workhuman's Lauren Spencer will discuss how Health First is using their new recognition program to energize their culture.

During the program, you’ll learn:

  • The significant impacts social recognition has on the employee experience
  • How to build a business case for recognition, including navigating executive buy-in and budgetary concerns
  • The keys to effectively overcoming roadblocks while launching a recognition program
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About the Presenters: Mary Martinolich began her career as a commercial banker and accountant until a family member was admitted to a local hospital with a challenging diagnosis. Watching the care her loved one received was a game changer: As a result, she has invested the last 20 years working in that very same system, Health First. Director of Organizational Effectiveness Martinolich has system-wide accountability for leadership development, associate engagement, performance management and change navigation. When the work seems unusually difficult, like this year with COVID, she reflects back on the care her family member received and it never fails to provide the needed inspiration to keep moving forward.

As a senior consultant for Workhuman's Strategy and Consulting team, Lauren Spencer is passionate about fostering cultures of recognition, where employees feel acknowledged and appreciated for their hard work. She works with customers to help define their recognition strategy, set program structure, evaluate current programs against benchmarks and execute training and communications initiatives to support program effectiveness. Spencer has spent the last 13 years in a very hands-on capacity consulting on program strategy development, design and complex change management efforts across the globe with organizations such as Cisco, bp, Baker Hughes, Kaiser Permanente, Baystate Health and many more.

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This webcast is sponsored by Workhuman®

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