Become An Employer Of Choice With Financial Wellness: Three High Value, Low Cost Strategies

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With Guest
William Harmon
President, Retirement Corporate Markets
Voya Financial

William Harmon is president of Retirement Corporate Markets for Voya Financial.

In his role, Harmon oversees all aspects of the Corporate 401(k) market, including sales, relationship management, strategy and profitable growth for all segments of the market — from small- and mid-sized companies to some of the nation’s largest corporate employers. He and his team support Voya Retirement’s efforts to deliver next-generation customer experiences and solutions that drive positive retirement outcomes.

Harmon is a member of CEO of Retirement Charlie Nelson's leadership team, as well as Voya's Operating Committee.

Most recently, Harmon served as senior vice president, Core Markets, for Empower Retirement, where he was responsible for the segment’s overall success. During his 29-year tenure at Empower, the U.S. retirement business of Great-West Lifeco, he contributed to significant growth in plan sales, assets and earnings.

For 11 years, including five as president, Harmon served on the board of Adam’s Camp, a group of non- profit organizations providing a variety of intensive, personalized, and integrated therapeutic programs for children with special needs and their families. He has also been closely involved with organizations supporting the special needs community including Special Olympics and Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association.

Harmon holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Recap, Highlights, and Thoughts

We have talked about financial wellness on the podcast before, but not like this. My conversation today with Bill Harmon, President of Retirement Corporate Markets for Voya Financial illustrates how a thoughtful approach to financial wellness can help you become the employer of choice in your market and make a meaningful difference in the battle to attract and retain key talent. As you will hear, Bill shares a very personal and emotional story about how he found comfort in leaving his prior employer of nearly 30 years to join Voya in large part due to their approach in one key area of wellness.  He also hits on a few other high value low cost wellness strategies for your consideration.  Despite this being the most heartfelt episode I have done, there is a surprising amount of concrete and relevant data as well.  

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Sincerely Your Host, 

Rick Unser

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