Thought Leadership Series
The MetLife National Benefits Symposium brings together industry leaders, experts and senior-level benefits professionals to participate in a dialogue designed to shape industry thinking on critical benefits issues. Even though we cannot meet in person this year, it is more important than ever to continue this dialogue.
We launched a webinar series featuring our Symposium speakers to provide relevant insights to help you and your workforce manage through the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Supporting Employees’ Short- and Long-term Financial Needs
- COVID-19 and Employee Benefits: Current Challenges & Future Impact
- Addressing Employees' Mental Health and Stress in Uncertain Times
- Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most Changes Everything
- The World of Work Just Changed: What We’re Learning from the Crisis and How HR Will Adapt
Supporting Employees’ Short and Long-term Financial Needs
Innovative ways to support employees’ short- and long-term financial needs in today’s challenging environment to help them be better prepared for the future.
- Tim Flacke, Executive Director, Commonwealth
- Rachel Schneider, Founder and CEO, Canary
COVID-19 and Employee Benefits: Current Challenges & Future Impact:
The urgent issues plan sponsors need to consider in operating health, retirement and paid leave programs, as well as insights on longer-range implications for the benefits system.
- Jim Klein, President of the American Benefits Council, accompanied by members of his team
Addressing Employees' Mental Health and Stress in Uncertain Times
Guidance on how to foster a mentally healthier workforce; focusing on access to mental health care, stress management, tips to maintain employee productivity while working remotely, and the importance of leadership in challenging times.
- Darcy Gruttadaro, Director, Center for Workplace Mental Health, American Psychiatric Association
- Brigid Schulte, Director, Better Life Lab, Journalist and Best-selling Author
Purpose: How Living for What Matters Most, Changes Everything
How learnings from modern epidemiologic, behavioral and neuroscience can help us manage through crisis and the importance of build self-transcending purpose in the most difficult situations.
- Dr. Vic Strecher, Author and Professor, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan
The World of Work Just Changed: What We’re Learning from the Crisis and How HR Will Adapt
Bringing together the Human Resources (HR) and talent strategies of the last several years and showing how The Big Reset, caused by the Coronavirus, is creating a new world of work, HR, and leadership.
- Josh Bersin, Founder of Bersin