Stories from the Frontlines: Innovation in Culture and Benefits

A panel discussion with HR and Strategic Leaders to share their stories and insight on how they're leveraging culture and benefits to help HR leaders shape great organizational culture.

Thurs Feb 10th, 11:00AM PT / 2:00PM ET

Join The Canadian Workplace Culture Index and The ReFrame Group for our panel discussion with HR and Strategic Leaders, to discuss how they are leveraging culture and benefits to help HR Leaders shape great organizational culture and build a culture of recognition to boost engagement, performance & retention.

Join us as we provide people and culture and business leaders with real-life examples and ideas to create a stronger workplace culture and improved employer value propositions. Learn more about building great organizational culture and developing a culture of recognition to boost engagement, performance & retention.

This panel event will host leaders from innovative service providers whose offerings range from fitness and community to recognition and giving to mental health and employee care as they share real stories of the impactful work their partners are doing in culture and benefits with their unique solutions.

Our three panellists will be sharing success stories and insights where organizations reimagine wellness benefits to enrich workplace culture and social connection and bring employees together.

Stories will cover innovative practices in:


Russell Coltess is the co-founder and CEO of sweatcrew, a SaaS product that’s reimagining wellness benefits to enrich workplace culture and employee connection. He’s also the chapter lead of The Culture Collective, a global community of culture champions. As a tech-loving entrepreneur, Russell is especially passionate about building great products, workplace experience, and people.


sweatcrew is an enterprise wellness benefit and culture platform that empowers companies to create authentic experiences that keep employees happy, healthy and connected. With sweatcrew, HR leaders can use employee fitness allowances or Wellness Spending Accounts (WSA) to build highly engaging social communities or ‘crews’ that by bringing them together through shared fitness interests, activities, team-building events and charitable causes, all on a single platform.

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Noah Warder has been leading people teams across Canada and the US for many years. As Head of People at Guusto, he gets to marry his passion for employee best practices and a people-centric mission of helping companies create amazing employee recognition programs to connect and engage teams in meaningful ways.

Skai Dalziel co-founded Guusto in 2013 alongside his friend Joe Facciolo, and has developed it into one of the highest-rated employee recognition software options on the market. Today, Skai serves as Guusto’s Chief Product and Client Success Officer, and plays a pivotal role in shaping its mission, vision, and culture.


Guusto is a modern, intuitive employee recognition platform that helps HR leaders transform workplace cultures. Our platform offers dollar-for-dollar rewards with no confusing points systems, catalogs, or markups, making it easy for you to consistently recognize great work and create an environment where employees feel appreciated, connected and inspired.

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