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“Hindsight 2020: COVID-19 Concerns into 2021”: A New Survey by The Workforce Institute at UKG*

Director of The Workforce Institute at UKG, Chris Mullen, writes about the Institute's latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace.
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For Now, Not Forever: Dealing with the Impact of COVID-19 at Work

Workforce Institute board member Dennis Miller writes about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the workplace at Universities.
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The Five Components of Career Durability

Workforce Institute board member Alexandra Levit writes about the five components of career durability and how to make yourself indispensable.
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A Millennial Take on the Impact of COVID-19 on Work

Workforce Institute board member Steffi Burkhart writes about what Millennials want at work and how COVID-19 has impacted those desires.
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Employee Activism: Where are the Guardrails?

Today's divisive political climate has given rise to employee activism. Almost every day you'll see another example of a group of employees speaking out about the decisions their employer makes on a variety of political and social topics affecting them, such as global warming, criminal justice reform, war and more.
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Dr. Steffi Burkhart

Where Do You Go When You Have Something to Do?

The transition from the industrial economy to the information economy has changed the scope of our work, but too often, where and how we work has hardly changed at all.
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Does Gen Z Want to Work for You?

Workforce Institute Executive Director Joyce Maroney presents highlights of a global study on Gen Z attitudes toward work. Have a listen and ask yourself, "Does Gen Z want to work for you?"
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Workforce Institute 2019 Roundup

Here we reveal our top viewed posts and other things we're proud of at the Workforce Institute in 2019. Here's what caught your fancy during this turbulent year.
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What does Gen Z Expect at Work?

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, executive director of the Workforce Institute. Following is the final segment of our global study examining the attitudes of Generation Z - teenagers and early 20-somethings - in the workplace. In order to be an employer of choice for these newest workers, you need to be able to […]
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Being Present: Our Newest Book!

Frontline workers make up most of the workforce around the globe, yet their jobs are often not considered in discussions about work/life balance, career growth, employee experience, creative benefits, etc. Nurses, firefighters, truck drivers and mechanics are just a few examples of workers who must be present in a specific place and at a specific time to perform their jobs. However, much of the common wisdom intended to boost employee experience at work assumes jobs that can be done remotely via a laptop. In this book, we'll share insights that can work for those whose jobs require being present as well as those with “laptop” jobs that can be done virtually anywhere.
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Gen Z and The Gig Economy - Everybody Starts Somewhere

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute at Kronos. What's up with Gen Z and the gig economy? Do they prefer gig work over traditional jobs? While terms like “gig” and “gig economy” suggest a brave new world, sometimes it's easy to forget that temporary employment has been around […]
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Organization Transformation for Beginners

Kronos Inc. has made a successful transformation from on premise to cloud software and services provider. Tips on organization transformation for beginners.
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