Employee Engagement Employee Retention Employee Recognition

Holiday Planning During Hard Times

September 21, 2022 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT


Between event planning, gifting, and everything in between, getting everything ready for the holidays is a challenge for people leaders at the best of times. But it can be even more daunting when times are tough.


How do you plan a celebration when your company is facing economic uncertainty, a downturn in business, or even layoffs? How do you give your people the appreciation they deserve while still being sensitive to larger problems? 


Join Shawn Hewat, Co-founder & CEO of Wavy, and Noah Warder, Head of People at Guusto, as they discuss strategies for holiday planning during uncertain times.



Meet the Panelists

Shawn Hewat

Shawn Hewat

CEO & Founder - Wavy


Shawn is the Co-founder & CEO of Wavy, a platform that empowers teams to create amazing company culture, wherever people are located. With a background in marketing and employee engagement at Nudge, Shawn is passionate about the future of work and building community. Outside of Wavy, she can be found adventuring outdoors or cooking up a new recipe.


Head of People - Guusto
Noah has been leading people teams and helping startups scale their people process across Canada and the US. Now 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 build community, connect teams, and engage employees in meaningful and authentic way.