Tuesday February 15, 2022

Employee Well-Being Begins with Work-Life Alignment: Putting Research into Practice

Tuesday, March 8, 2022  |  1:00 p.m. CT (2:00 p.m. ET)

The pandemic has prompted a heightened awareness of how difficult it can be for healthcare workers to juggle work, family and personal responsibilities on a daily basis. Today’s healthcare professional is expecting flexibility, hybrid work arrangements (in non-clinical positions), and leaders who show compassion for employee needs. And when those expectations are not met, workers are no longer hesitant to seek alternative employment. 

In this webinar, we will provide you with the results of decades of work-family research conducted by leading social science researchers Dr. Ellen Ernst-Kossek and Dr. Leslie Hammer. According to their research findings, the direct manager plays the most critical role in an employee’s well-being. It also reveals that there is a 50% gap between managers’ views of their support of work-life alignment and their employees’ perception. More than company policies, yoga classes, or a supply of free healthy snacks, this research identifies the impact managers have on employees’ intent to turnover, job satisfaction and physical healthcare costs. 

The presenters will unpack the four specific “supervisor supportive behaviors” that are key to improving work-life conflicts and obtaining stronger organizational outcomes and offer practical solutions to implement then in your organization. This session will also help you address the challenges in implementing flexibility in your workforce by sharing a model for true flexibility and how to best align work around five different work-life behavioral styles.


  1. Learn about the data showing the 50% gap between managers’ views of their support of work-life alignment and the employees’ perception.
  2. Discover the four supervisor supportive behaviors associated with improving organizational outcomes for employee retention, employee engagement and employee health.
  3. Gain practical suggestions to help you with your healthcare employee well-being efforts.


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00




Steve Dion

Steve Dion
Founder & CEO
Dion Leadership

Steve Dion is Founder and CEO of Dion Leadership, a leadership and organization development consulting firm based in Michigan.

Steve has dedicated his career to understanding and improving organizational cultures through the creation and deployment of innovative assessment, leadership, and team development programs. His passion for improving businesses through harnessing the power of their people has led him to work with many progressive, global Fortune 1000 organizations. Serving in corporate roles for over 25 years, Steve leverages his real-world experience as a CHRO and global business leader to provide leadership and organizational development consulting to organizations large and small, from a wide variety of industries. He has spent a decade building a talented team of 60 expert coaches and consultants who are similarly passionate and work tirelessly to bring Dion Leadership’s programs to life. Steve has numerous certifications in organizational, team, and individual diagnostic tools, assessments, and processes. Today, he spends much of his time coaching and working with C-suite executives to craft customized, long-term, and broad-based leadership and culture development programs.

Steve is an Executive Board Member at Fast Company magazine. He is a regular contributor to CEO World magazine, Chief Executive, TrainingIndustry.com, and HRCI’s HR Leads Business Blog. Always innovating, Steve and his Dion Leadership colleagues recently launched a new research-based training product that supports work-life alignment. Learn more at dionleadership.com.

Dr. Leslie Hammer

Dr. Leslie Hammer, Ph.D.
Professor, Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences and Co-Director, Oregon Healthy Workforce Center

Dr. Leslie B. Hammer is Co-Founder, along with Dr. Ellen Ernst Kossek, of Work Life Help, LLC a business consulting firm designed to help organizations and individuals improve work-life relationships using evidence based, customized tools designed to improve health, well-being, safety, and productivity in both work and non-work roles. She is also a Professor of Psychology at Portland State University and Associate Director of the Portland State University Occupational Health Psychology graduate training program. She is a leading expert on work and family and occupational stress, more generally, and serves regularly as a consultant on occupational stress and well-being workplace issues. She specializes in the health effects of supportive supervision at work, and the health consequences of occupational stress and work-family conflict, and has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating worksite interventions and supervisor training. She conducts applied research that focuses on workplace interventions aimed at improving supervisor leadership skills and in turn, the impact of such trainings on both supervisor and worker performance, stress, health, safety, and well-being. She has been Principal Investigator of 5 large workplace intervention randomized controlled trials evaluating the effectiveness of supervisor support training.  Dr. Hammer and her team are currently conducting a randomized controlled trial funded by the Department of Defense, evaluating the Readiness Supportive Leadership Training (RESULT) aimed at training Active Duty platoon leaders about how to support their soldiers’ psychological health and well-being. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the European Academy of Occupational Health Psychology. She is also the Founding President of the Society for Occupational Health Psychology. She publishes widely in such outlets as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, and Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine.