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.

CAUTION: A slowing economy doesn’t release top talent

The problem with talented employees is that they are always in demand. As global markets retract, the need for talent may actually increase as companies require a higher level of performance from fewer employees. This may cause the supply of available great employees to shrink, creating wage pressures and trapped revenue for those that cannot function without them.

Center for State and Local Government Excellence 2019 Workforce Trends Survey

The Center for State and Local Government Excellence recently released their 2019 Workforce Trends survey which found that the top workforce challenges facing U.S. state and local governments are (1) recruitment and retention of qualified personnel with the needed skills for public service and (2) providing competitive compensation. The survey results emphasize the importance of state and local governments adopting innovative practices in order to attract and retain needed staff. Other workforce issues important to state and local governments include employee morale, employee engagement, retaining staff needed for core services, and leadership development.

Let’s Fire Everyone and Start from Scratch: Do Drastic Times Call for Drastic Measures?

Competition is fierce, digital transformation is happening (whether we like it or not), and many organizations will be out of business if they don’t change at an accelerated pace. This means people need to change, and we all know people often struggle with change. So, what should be done? Is firing everyone and starting over a good option?

WFI Board on Gen Z Workplace Research

This post is submitted by Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Last week, we had a lively tweetchat with our WFI board on Gen Z workplace research. We also heard from a number of tweeters outside of our WFI circle If you didn't catch it live, you can read the whole stream at … Continue reading WFI Board on Gen Z Workplace Research

APPlied Humans at Work

Today's post is courtesy of Joyce Maroney, Executive Director of the Workforce Institute. Joyce recently spoke with Julia Hobsbawm to discuss her new research entitled "APPlied Humans at Work. This research focuses on how organizations are preparing for the increasing convergence of humans and artificial intelligence in the workplace. It is no surprise that the … Continue reading APPlied Humans at Work