Thursday June 2, 2022

The Most Effective, Overlooked Solution to Retention and Engagement

Companies of all sizes are struggling to keep great talent, employees are experiencing burnout at unprecedented levels and recruiting teams cannot keep up with volume of hiring to fill all of the openings. So what if companies hopped off the merry-go-round of talent and solved for root cause?

While we would never suggest that a single solution will solve for all of a company’s people pain points, there is a solution that begins to address these pain points in an ongoing, sustainable manner. It is the most effective yet overlooked, under-resourced, least supported, and undertrained resource in most companies.

During this webinar, we will explore the many constraints and ways of operating within companies that inhibit attracting, keeping and engaging great people. We will talk straight about what is rewarded and recognized. We will uncover how we get in the way of what we say we want. We will look at what we continue doing, even though we know it isn’t working to address our challenges. Most importantly, we will look at tangible, actionable, and practical ways to cultivate high performing teams and awesome people leaders for remote and hybrid work environments.


  1. Understand the critical role that people leadership plays in business outcomes.
  2. Learn the primary practices, hurdles, constraints and roadblocks that are pervasive within companies, leading to retention and engagement gaps.
  3. Explore why traditional leadership models fail to deliver in our current work eco-system and why people-centric models are the access to high performing teams.
  4. Discover three ways that great people leaders outperform their peers.
  5. Appreciate why the investment in cultivating great people leaders creates increased ROI in the bottom line, and how to make it happen.


ASHHRA Non-member: $25.00




Heather Polivka

Heather M. Polivka
HeatherP Solutions

Heather Polivka is an internationally trusted business advisor accelerating the growth and success of progressive SMBs and their leaders through practical leadership, employee performance, and thriving workplace cultures.
Heather’s methodology has been masterfully crafted with over a decade’s worth of experience transforming people, processes, and profits of Fortune 10 organizations and businesses of all sizes. She unites marketing, HR, technology, and operations expertise to address workplace culture, breaking down silos, optimizing ways of working, improving employee engagement, and developing strong people leadership.

Heather recently created a new online manager training program, Awesome People Leaders (APL), to address the prevalent gap in employee retention and engagement at companies of all sizes across multiple industries: a lack of training and development for new and first-time managers. APL provides a series of micro-learnings and actions for real-world management scenarios to cultivate high-performance team building, and an online private community to collaborate, share, receive feedback, and learn from others’ experiences.

For 12 years, she served as a Fortune 6 organization’s critical link between marketing and human resources to transform their culture, repair their reputation as a place to work, integrate 20+ acquired businesses, and localize their presence in culturally relevant ways. She developed purposeful brand experiences that created a lasting impact at every level of a company: employees, owners, stakeholders, customers, and communities. Some of her results include a 21% increase in productivity, 22% increase in profitability, 10% higher customer satisfaction, and 52% increase in employee creativity, innovation, and problem-solving.

Heather always ensures a positive impact goes beyond the workplace. She is an active SCORE mentor, working with child abuse prevention, bullying prevention, and anti-racism.