America Back to Work Ep 12: Rob Whalen, PTO Exchange

What’s In a Benefit? Competing for Talent with Intangibles

Now more than ever, we know that life comes at us fast. Employees will stay at companies that understand that and give them the resources they need through the tough times (and also to enjoy the fun times!)

Unlimited PTO is a common way employers attempt to give employees flexibility, but it often results in the opposite. Convertible benefits, however, allow employees to self-direct their benefits to meet their individual needs. 

Rob Whalen has led a business for the last 11 years that specializes in allowing employees to use their PTO the way they want to. He joins Arnette Heintze on America Back to Work to discuss how flexible benefits make for happier employees who stick around longer, and how best to offer them.

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S2Verify is one of the leading, privately held, pre-employment background screening companies in the United States. 

Arnette Heintze is co-founder and chief strategy officer at S2Verify. Before establishing S2Verify, Arnette spent more than three decades working at the highest levels of federal, state, and local law enforcement. 

He served more than 20 years in the United States Secret Service as a special agent and senior executive where he planned, designed, and implemented security strategies to protect U.S. Presidents, world leaders, events of national significance, and our nation’s most sensitive assets, including financial infrastructure.  

After retiring from the Secret Service, Arnette focused on building the growth and performance of innovative start-ups and SMBs. In 2004, he established Hillard Heintze, a globally recognized strategic security risk management and investigations firm.

In 2009, along with Bill Whitford and Jim Zimbardi, Arnette established S2 Verify with an approach and methodology that delivers fast, accurate, compliant, and affordable background screening insights crucial to better managing insider risks, threats, and vulnerabilities.  

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