Project Description

IBI and Amazon hosted a regional event on June 3, 2016 in Seattle to engage in conversations on the challenges and successes of integrating employee health, productivity and absence
management programs. IBI President Dr. Thomas Parry opened with a discussion on the link between workforce health and business performance. Dr. Parry addressed four key issues employers face as they make the business case for managing workforce health and productivity to senior leaders:

  • Connecting health investments with business goals
  • Understanding the impact of health on productivity
  • How CFOs make decisions on investments in health and healthcare
  • The tools that exist to help estimate and measure the impact of employer program

Ophelia Galindo, Amazon’s Global Director of Leave and Accommodations presented “Using the Voice of the Customer to Guide Program Integration and Innovation,” diving deep into the ways HR at Amazon enables employees to do their jobs better. How is the customer voice heard? What does this mean for leaves and accommodations, and how Amazon is planning for the future?

Program highlights provide a brief overview of the takeaways from the event.

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