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Strategic Benefits: What HR Experts Need to Know Today

Strategic Benefits: What HR Experts Need to Know Today

As the hiring landscape becomes more and more competitive, a strategic benefits package can be a huge advantage. In fact, SHRM’s latest Employee Benefits report showed that almost one-third of organizations increased their overall benefits offerings in the last year. So when was the last time you thought strategically about your own benefits offerings? Join HR experts from BambooHR, PlanSource, Atara Bio as they cover everything you need to know about benefits today.

  • Open enrollment best practices
  • How to compete on benefits without breaking the bank
  • What benefits employees want most from their employers
  • How to effectively communicate benefits
About the speakers
Cassie Whitlock

Director of Human Resources at BambooHR

Cassie started her career in the accounting world but working with small and medium sized companies, the HR function was always handed to her. She loves the intersection of business and humans, and believes that when companies focus on the human aspect of their people, the people in turn focus on the business needs. She enjoys her work most when she can take her talents in data, processes, and human psychology to make someone's day better. She believes that strategy is accomplished in the details of how you manage the daily tactical items. A quick humor and a thoughtful, listening nature are the mark of her leadership style. She views her team as part of her family and enjoys working hard with them, while they all learn, grow, and execute on business-critical initiatives.

Jagdish Chugani

Vice President of Human Resources at PlanSource

As Vice President of Human Resources, Jagdish is responsible for the design and execution of all Human Resources strategies and processes at PlanSource, promoting organizational effectiveness and supporting a vibrant culture. He has played a key role in enhancing employee engagement relative to industry benchmarks. Jagdish came to PlanSource in 2014 with over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Jagdish holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and a BS in Computer Engineering.

Stacy Solorio

Senior Director of HR Operations at Atara Bio

As Senior Director of HR Operations, Stacy has developed and delivered HR strategies across publicly-traded domestic and global companies ranging from start-up to $42B in revenue. Her expertise is improving company culture and facilitating strategic initiatives. Her experience is complemented by an educational background that includes a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Marketing, minor in Statistics from San Diego State University and two Associates of Arts degrees.

Jessica Bjorling

HR Generalist and Benefits Specialist at BambooHR

Jessica is the HR Generalist and Benefits Specialist at BambooHR where she strives to provide benefits and opportunities that will improve the lives of employees. She is passionate about providing a great experience at the office while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. She loves working at BambooHR and setting people free to do great work.

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