How to ride the silver tsunami

Webinar (August 10, 2021) 

A silver tsunami is about to hit, especially in the public sector and nonprofit industries. As many experienced workers prepare to retire, employers face the possibility of a talent shortage if they cannot retain millennial workers to fill the void. 

In this webinar recording, Chief Human Resources Officer Nicholas Hermes talked about how the State of Connecticut’s Executive Branch is taking a proactive approach with their recruitment and retention program. He is joined by Colonial Life’s Steven Vermette for insights to building an employee benefits strategy that appeals to a multigenerational workforce.  

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About the speakers

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Nicholas Hermes

Chief Human Resources Officer, Executive Branch, The State of Connecticut

Nicholas “Nick” Hermes is the Chief Human Resources Officer for the State of Connecticut’s Executive Branch where he is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources operations for the state’s executive branch. He was appointed by the Connecticut Commissioner of DAS to help the executive branch with centralizing its human resources offices, resulting in more efficient and streamlined processes. Nick has a proven track record of strategic human resources planning and program management to meet organizational goals and objectives. He has spent the last 23 years devoted to public service, holding various leadership and human resources positions.

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Steven Vermette

Vice President, Colonial Life

Steven Vermette is a vice president at Colonial Life. He has over three decades of experience in the benefits industry and now serves as National Public Sector Sales Leader for Colonial Life. His vision and ability to identify trends has allowed Colonial Life and its clients to adapt to the ever-changing landscape. From technology to enrollment, Vermette has an acute understanding of how voluntary benefits both protect employees and empower employers to thrive.

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