Executive Director, Chris Mullen, introduces the second installment, "No Suits, No Slides!", of a video series between Workforce Institute board member John Frehse, senior managing director at Ankura and one of our resident labor experts, and Dave Gilbertson, a vice president at UKG. John and Dave explore what’s changed since their first discussion in August, why it wasn’t the federal unemployment benefits keeping people out of work, what can be done to get people back, and socks.
One of our newest board members: author, journalist, and speaker, Ivonne Vargas Hernández, emphasizes the need to focus on trust and security as the manufacturing industry goes back to "normal".
As we focus our attention on employees returning to offices, we are losing sight of those who’ve been back in traditional offices and may have never stopped going. Learn why this is dangerous and why our frontline and essential workers still need our support now as much as ever.
New research report from The Workforce Institute at UKG looks at how organizations can benefit from listening to their employees.
The International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) recently conducted a study focused on employee engagement and retention that found that government employers are seeing positive results from efforts to improve employee engagement, although less than half conduct employee engagement studies. Why don't governments measure employee engagement?
I get lots of surveys drop into my in-box, and a great many of them aren't terribly insightful. However, this recent one from The Conference Board made me think that hope is what really drives employee satisfaction.
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?
So, why should an online alien attack matter to HR leaders?
Organizations that push accountability to the front line know that employees will step up and grab it. Little things like being allowed to make decisions about replacing a dropped ice cream for a crying child, refunding an elderly gentleman who has purchased the wrong charging cable, pulling a disabled guest to the front of a queue – all make employees feel valued and responsible for business outcomes.
My company, Future Workplace, recently worked with The Workforce Institute on a global study of over 3,000 Gen Z’s and discovered new details about how they view themselves and the type of work culture they are interested in.
Transparency and making employees part of the change, instead of forcing the change upon them, are key success factors for change management. When employees are part of the journey from the very beginning they will be more likely to also play a proactive and positive role in the adoption.
The needs for today’s workforce have changed and as such, employers should position themselves to attract top talent to include the gig economy worker and the W-2 employee. The time for On Demand Pay adoption is now, as the workforce will not wait for those employers who can’t meet their needs.