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Building an HR Strategy for Job Quality, Retention and Employee Wellbeing Through Effective Collaborations

  • August 07, 2024
  • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Virtual meeting - Link will be emailed the day before the meeting
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(Link will be emailed the day before the event)

Building an HR Strategy for Job Quality, Retention and Employee Wellbeing Through Effective Collaborations

Evidence based workplace research indicates that job quality and an effective employee development strategy can improve employee wellbeing, workforce progression and upskilling, positive mental and financial health as well as a better workplace culture with longer retention.

 In our current rapidly evolving business environment, it’s essential for organizations to prioritize effective collaborations for job quality and employee wellbeing as a strategic imperative for building an agile workforce. By providing personalized guidance and support to employees, learning outcomes can be enhanced and truly drive long term organizational success.

Summary and Learning Objectives

  • This professional educational event with an expert panel will discuss current workforce industry hot topics with case study research on employee job quality, productivity, wellness programs and retention.
  • Attendees will learn current factors that impact employee stress and productivity.
  • Attendees will learn new methods and alternatives for training and building a quality workforce.
  • Attendees will learn the newest workplace technology for maintaining a healthy workforce.
  • Attendees will learn how improving the quality of frontline jobs leads to above-market ROI.
  • Attendees will gain enhanced knowledge of job quality maps.
  • Attendees will learn new collaborative pathway resources that help build and retain a healthy productive workforce.

Our Panel of Speakers

Ellen Frank Miller, PhD 

Ellen G. Frank Miller, PhD, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer at WORC, the Workforce & Organizational Research Center. Ellen has spent her 30-year career collaborating with investors, employers, national advocates, and community-based organizations to help make frontline jobs better and more accessible to all. An organizational scholar by training, Ellen has 15 years of experience in HR consulting and excels at creating evidence-based programs and policies. Prior to launching WORC, she founded and led the Workforce Financial Stability Initiative at the Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis. She earned her PhD at the University of Chicago.

Sid Pailla, PhD

Founder / CEO of Sunny Day Fund based in Falls Church VA.

Sid has a national presence as a panelist and speaker on employee financial health. He founded Sunny Day Fund as a payroll-deducted emergency savings technology platform that drives better retention, fewer retirement loans & withdrawals, and more. Sid is also a board member of WorkLife Partnership, a Colorado based non-profit organization that delivers individualized health and financial resource navigation services for low to moderate income employees as well as strategic insights for employer C-Suite leadership.

Don Baylor Jr, MBA

Head of Worker Solutions at Lafayette Square Holding Company, LLC.

Based in Austin TX, Don is a highly sought national speaker. At Lafayette Square, Don oversees the curation of impactful services for middle-market businesses that improve job quality, retention, and financial well-being. A graduate of Georgetown University, Don’s experience includes Director of Opportunity Texas, board member of RAISE Texas and the Texas Match the Promise Foundation as well as presentations to the US Conference of Mayors.

Greg Mangum

Vice President, Economic Mobility at United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

Grg has developed and implemented regional and market-level strategies that lead to targeted business development and reputation outcomes. Led the development of overall strategy and plan to address family financial stability, economic stability and asset development in Dallas and Collin County market. Greg works to strengthen existing United Way relationships and build new working partnerships with community leaders, service providers, corporations, funders, public sector, educational institutions, coalitions, and other stakeholders to collectively plan, implement and scale successful programs in the local communities.

This program is valid for 1 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit”

Mid Cities HR Association is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

This program is approved for 1 recertification credit through HRCI.

All online reservations are due by close of business on the Tuesday before the meeting.  Online registration will be closed at that time. 

Cancellations & Payments:
We regret that we must charge members and guests the cost of the event when cancellations are not received at least 48 hours prior to the event day. Also, all payments must be made before or by the time of attendance.  By submitting your registration, you agree to these conditions. We appreciate your understanding and support.

Use of Materials

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