Friday June 25, 2021

How to Increase Employee Engagement and Wellbeing by Improving Connection and Recognition

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It’s been a stressful year, to say the least. Frontline workers are burned-out, senior executives are still navigating the continuous change of the pandemic and HR leaders are seeking new ways to ensure workers feel appreciated and have the support they need to keep them engaged. Join renowned health care speaker Vicki Hess and culture expert Alex Powell for an insightful discussion on how improving connection and recognition in health care organizations increases employee engagement, wellbeing and, ultimately, patient care. You’ll walk away with practical, tactical ideas for how to positively impact the teams you support. Showcasing examples of how real-world health care organizations are building cultures of recognition and leveraging technology to support and simplify employee wellbeing, recognition and reward, you’ll leave feeling inspired to consider how their organizations connect, recognize and support their people and how an engaged, connected workforce benefits their organizations and the communities they serve.


  1. Understand how improving communication and connection in health care organizations increases employee engagement, wellbeing and, ultimately, patient care. 
  2. Recognize why giving employees seamless access to technology solutions helps create cultures of recognition and appreciation.
  3. Obtain practical, tactical ideas for how to positively impact the teams you support.







Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CTP, CVP
Health Care Speaker
Employment Engagement Solutions

A highly-regarded speaker, author, consultant and virtual coach, Vicki shares her expertise in  employee engagement with healthcare organizations across the country. She has more than 30 years  of hands-on business and healthcare experience that she draws upon to provide inspirational and  evidence-based strategies for workplace engagement.

Ms. Hess holds a BS (Nursing) from the University of Florida and a Master’s Degree in Human  Resource Development from Towson University. She was an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins  University Graduate School of Business for five years. Vicki is Certified Trauma Professional (CTP).

Vicki is one of 300+ women in the world to have earned the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP)  designation, the speaking profession’s international standard for platform skill. She is also a Certified  Virtual Presenter (CVP). She has been voted a TOP 5 Healthcare Speaker by for four years in a row.


Alex Powell
Director of Client Culture and Engagement
Reward Gateway

Alex is a highly experienced employee engagement consultant, trainer and speaker. For over 15 years she has helped HR and business leaders implement strategies that drive true culture change. Her wealth of knowledge comes from coaching and training thousands of managers from a wide range of industries across the globe. Alex focuses on providing organizations with proven practices that drive results for varied leadership styles and the multiple generations in the modern workforce. Her presentation will leave you motivated and better equipped to lead your organization on a path to a more engaged workforce, making the world a better place to work.


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