State of the Industry 2017: Driving Engagement and Improving Business Results with Employee Wellbeing

State of the Industry 2017: Driving Engagement and Improving Business Results with Employee Wellbeing

Date: Available On Demand

Duration: 57-minutes

Partnering on the annual State of the Industry report, Workforce magazine and Virgin Pulse surveyed hundreds of organizations around the world to learn the latest trends and challenges in employee wellbeing, engagement and culture. Organizations that empower employees to be their healthiest, most productive selves – at work and beyond – see better business results. It’s a direct, uncomplicated and essential relationship that’s been proven. 

Discover what’s ahead in 2017 during an upcoming webinar with Sarah Kimmel, Vice President, Research and Advisory Services, Human Capital Media, and Chris Boyce, CEO of Virgin Pulse. In the webinar, you’ll learn:

  • Business leaders’ top organizational priorities, roadblocks, and budget changes for 2017.
  • The impact of employee wellbeing on engagement and company culture.
  • How organizations that employ a strategic approach to wellbeing outpace their peers in critical business metrics. 

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   Sarah Kimmel

   Vice President, Research and Advisory Services

   Human Capital Media

Sarah Kimmel oversees the research division of Human Capital Media, which publishes Chief Learning Officer, Talent Management and Workforce magazines. She develops and delivers research and analysis that is relevant and important to human capital leaders across a broad range of human resource disciplines.

Before joining the company in 2012, Kimmel accrued more than 12 years of experience as a business research consultant on human capital projects, specializing in learning, performance, leadership development and knowledge management. As a learning research strategist on Accenture’s global capability development strategy team, she applied special expertise in the design, implementation and analysis of learning research, including human capital program measurement strategy.

Kimmel received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from Shimer College and attended graduate school in the Master of Arts program in social sciences at the University of Chicago.


   Chris Boyce


   Virgin Pulse

Chris Boyce is an accomplished technology entrepreneur who brings more than 20 years of consumer loyalty, enterprise, and consumer software experience to Virgin Pulse. He joined the company in 2006 as EVP, Product, Marketing, and Business Development. Soon after, Chris became Virgin Pulse’s CEO and joined the company’s board of directors. Leveraging Virgin’s philosophy that business should be a force for good, Chris’ leadership has been instrumental in guiding Virgin Pulse’s development of market-leading, technology-based products and services that help employers improve workforce health, boost employee engagement, and enhance corporate culture.

Chris has a deep background in corporate and consumer loyalty programs – he was the co-founder and former VP of Business Development at Upromise, a 13 million-member online loyalty coalition and college savings account business. There, he built a business development team that now boasts the largest and most comprehensive partner coalition of any loyalty program in the U.S. Before founding Upromise, Chris founded and served as director of the health care business unit at Trilogy Development Group in Austin, Texas.

Chris has an MBA from Harvard Business School.