All achieve Engagement webcasts are free and pre-approved for both HRCI and SHRM-CP credits, most are worth 1 credit hour. Live webcast attendees will be sent an email highlighting the credit codes and resources after the event. OnDemand viewers of the webcast will be able to find the credit codes and download resources at the conclusion of viewing the webcast.

Past Webcasts

The pandemic amplified several existing issues for employers. One of the most critical is how our policies and processes not only do a poor job supporting working mothers, they are often stacked against them. The impact has been severe. Some estimates suggest that well over 1 million mothers have left the workforce since the pandemic began with black, hispanic, and single mothers being most impacted.

This is a crisis and it’s not getting better. But we can do something about it. And must act now.

Our guest this month is Catherine Flavin, the founder of LeaderMom. She’ll help us understand the biggest challenges and missteps organizations are making. Then, we’ll dig into what should be done to address these issues today and in the future. If you are one, know one, or care about a working mom, please join us for this important conversation and call to action.

Research is beginning to paint a clear picture of just how much traditional performance management (PM) processes are not working. Research is also helping to pinpoint which design elements are key to helping organizations succeed. Join Edie Goldberg, Ph.D. for this informative webinar that will share her insights on the "why" behind the failure of PM today, how the changing nature of work should be influencing our process design, how companies can shift the focus from 'evaluating' to 'enabling' employees, and what we can learn from her December 2020 study on the impact of practices on the desired outcomes from PM.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How Did We Get Here?
  • The Changing Nature of Work & Employee Expectations
  • Insights from Recent Research on Performance Management Practices that Make an Impact
  • How to Design a Process that Enables Great Organizational Performance and Empowers Employees to Achieve Their Full Potential

Bonus! All attendees will be entered into a draw for one of five copies of Edie's new book 'The Inside Gig', one grand prize winner of a free two-hour consultative session with Edie on the topic + free two-hour performance management technology consulting session with emPerform.

Perhaps the most daunting challenge that lies ahead for employers (and communities) is the strain to mental health leveled by the pandemic. According to Mental Health America’s 2021 report, “the trend of mental health in the U.S. continues to get worse and many states are ill-prepared to handle this crisis.” Since suicide rates peak in the spring and early summer, this is a dramatic and immediate call to action. Employers seem to take note, but are you doing enough? A recent workforce pulse survey from PWC reveals that while executives feel they are doing enough to support well-being, employees disagree.

This month, our conversation will take an honest and candid look at employer response to the developing mental health crisis. Our guest is workplace mental health expert and founder of A World Without Suicide, Mettie Spiess. We’ll discuss both where employers are succeeding and failing in their approach to mental health and what should be done immediately to prevent future suffering.

A lot has changed over the past year. Organizations have had to be agile and ensure that employees are engaged when remote work has become a standard. The hybrid workforce and frontline staff need more support than ever before, and companies must find new, effective ways to inspire, connect and retain their people.

In 2021 HR leaders will need to invest in programs that engage employees through digital transformation and deliver tangible business impact, such as limiting employee churn and improving the bottom line.

Attend this webinar, and you will learn how to:

  • Deliver a reward and recognition program that improves employee engagement, performance, and wellbeing in meaningful ways
  • Drive reward and recognition best practices proven to maximize impact such as flexibility, choice and transparency
  • Use technology to reduce HR administration while streamlining moments of reward and recognition
  • Create a reward and recognition experience that brings your unique company culture to life

Organizations chose many different paths during the pandemic. At Pitney Bowes, they chose to lean into their long history of taking care of their more than 10,000 employees first, trusting that they would in turn take care of the business and it worked. While many companies struggled to adapt to the challenges of 2020, the Pitney Bowes team took a very human approach centered in really listening and responding to employee needs. As a result, not only did their engagement and inclusion not suffer, it improved.

Join us this month for a conversation with Sheryl Battles, Vice President, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Pitney Bowes, to unpack and learn from how her organization has weathered this storm so effectively. We’ll explore what they’ve done and what they continue to do to sustain high engagement so that we can all learn and take inspiration from it moving forward.

Managers have always had a tough job, but the events of this year have made managing even harder. While most managers are doing the best they can, many are struggling, and direct reports are feeling the direct effects. In a recent survey, we found that 65% of managers say they’re finding it more difficult than usual to perform their job effectively during the pandemic.

Leaders must take a hard look at how their managers are really doing and provide the necessary tools and guidance to help them better support their reports or risk larger organizational problems.

Join us on Thursday, February 4th at 11am PT/2pm ET as 15Five's Director of Best-Self Academy, Dr. Jeff Smith, shares the secret to success for manager effectiveness.


  • Why your managers are really struggling today and how you can help
  • What can you do to make your managers more effective
  • How to have more meaningful and impactful 1:1s

2020 is behind us and we are all anticipating a better 2021. Yet, as we look ahead, we find ourselves in circumstances not very different from last year. COVID-19 is still everywhere, deep divisions remain in our country, and many businesses and individuals are still struggling.

To triumph over the inevitable challenges of this year, New Year’s resolutions will simply not suffice. What we need is a commitment to self-renewal, which is a process of quiet introspection, deep reflection, and honest reevaluation of our priorities, along with deliberate action. This reevaluation is not merely a new to-do list because we have all had enough of those. It is a journey of interior change that begins with discovering who we are, what we were designed to achieve, and what meaningful difference we can make to others.

This webcast will inspire you on the path to self-renewal and ready you for the year ahead.

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