Why Employers Who Prioritize Safety Will Win the War for Talent

Today’s post comes to us from Workforce Institute board member Dan Schawbel, Managing Partner of Workplace Intelligence and New York Times bestselling author of “Back to Human”, “Promote Yourself” and “Me 2.0”. Here, he talks about trends in contact tracing by employers during the pandemic.

Saving 2020: We Need Results Faster

Today's post is from Workforce Institute board member John Frehse who notes, "2020 will never be seen as the year when everything worked out. Distress is prevalent in our communities, our country, and our world. However, all is not lost. We can save 2020. At least we can save some of it from a workplace perspective. And to do that, we must empower the workforce like never before."

The Impact of Coronavirus on State and Local Employees

As coronavirus cases continue to increase in multiple states across the United States, a new survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence finds that public sector employees are deeply worried about their personal safety, family finances, job loss, furloughs, and pay and benefit reductions. Despite these concerns, the research also shows that public sector employees value serving their communities during this difficult time.

A New Role for Public Health?

It takes a time of significant crisis – like the one we find ourselves in now – to appreciate how the whole system should work with the critical inclusion of public health professionals. I would suggest it is time to understand and formally integrate public health into our daily work in healthcare and across all industries.

4 Steps to a Culture of Change

Organizations are facing change too. They have to decide if and when to bring employees back to the workplace. It’s possible that they will have to review and revise policies and procedures to keep employees safe and well. Maybe even make some very tough decisions about employee headcounts and operational expenses.

Checking In On Our 2020 Predictions

Today’s post is submitted by Chris Mullen, new executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos. Here he reviews The Workforce Institute's 2020 global workplace predictions published in January, in light of the changing social landscape and the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic.