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Month in Review: April 2022 at The Workforce Institute at UKG

Today’s post comes to us from the Executive Director of The Workforce Institute, Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR . We’re officially a third of the way into the year at The Workforce Institute, and we’ve been as busy as ever. Whether you missed an article this month or you just want to revisit your favorites, below we offer an overview of April 2022 at the institute. Enjoy!

Impacts of Infrastructure Technology on Workplace Culture — and Employee Retention

We started the month with an insightful article from advisory board member Dennis Miller, AVP of human resources and benefits administration at The Claremont Colleges. Over the years, many books and articles have been published about workplace culture — but how exactly does technology impact an organization striving to create and sustain a great company culture? There’s no simple answer, but Dennis dives into some possibilities.

On Demand: 2022 Workplace Predictions Webinar

I had the privilege of joining fellow advisory board members for an in-depth look at our 2022 Workplace Predictions. Four months into the year, how’s it going? We hope you joined us for this webinar, but if you missed the original airing, no problem! You can still catch the full webinar on demand, at your convenience via the link above.

The People Purpose Podcast: Repairing Breaches of the Psychological Contract

Your two favorite podcasters, Chas Fields and Julie Develin, lead another insightful episode of the People Purpose Podcast. They discuss how to repair breaches of the psychological contract, and what it means for both employees and their workplace. This is actually a follow-up episode to another one from August 2021, exploring psychological contracts at work. By the way, did you know you can also now watch the People Purpose Podcast? If you prefer a visual medium, check it out on YouTube today!

New Study Provides Critical Wake-up Call for Nursing Industry

In this post, Nanne Finis, chief nurse executive at UKG, takes a closer look at new research on the current state of nursing, especially after a devastating two-plus-year pandemic. Who better to report on this study than Nanne, who led the research — she partnered with Wolters Kluwer’s Chief Nurse, Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, to conduct interviews with 16 nurse leaders and survey 300 others to better understand nurse-leader perspectives on staffing, technology, and evolving care-delivery workforce models. This is definitely a wake-up call for the nursing industry.

The Current State of SMBs Amid Pandemic Recovery

Speaking of current states in the pandemic era of work, we also have a new study on how SMBs have fared over the past two years. While the stats are a bit concerning, they also represent a great opportunity for HR professionals at SMBs to become catalysts for meaningful change at their organizations. If that’s you, you’ll definitely want to check out this study for actionable insights.

What It Means to Close the Pay Gap: Workforce Institute Weigh-In

Our monthly feature continues with our second of two Weigh-Ins surrounding the pay gap. This one is an otherwise-simple question, but not exactly the easiest to answer: What does it mean to close the pay gap?” Hear from several of our advisory board members on what closing the gap might look like at your organization. And, if you missed it, here’s our Workforce Weigh-In on preparing for pay equity

The People Purpose Podcast: Up or Down? How Do You Manage?

Next up, we’ve got another must-listen episode of the People Purpose Podcast. In this one, Chas and Julie take a look at the concept “managing up” and the pros and cons of managing up vs. managing down. Learn how to work collectively to improve your team dynamics.

Three Retention Strategies in a Candidate’s Market

BONUS POST! Rounding out the month, we feature a new video from advisory board member John Frehse, senior managing director of labor strategy at Ankura. John, who’s also of “No Suits, No Slides!” video series fame, outlines what organizations can start doing today to keep employees happy and, well, keep them!

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