Organizations and work cultures, not individuals, are the root of the problem when it comes to burnout. Here are a few things companies need to do to address single-parent burnout: First, make an effort to hire and promote solo parents, and ensure that the company culture is inclusive of solo parents. Structure and organize work […]
On April 21, the Economic Opportunities Program hosted a special event, Valuing Care: Principles for a Post-Pandemic Care Economy, to address these questions and more. The event brought together policymakers, experts, caregivers, and cultural leaders for a wide-ranging conversation on the value of caregiving and ideas to strengthen the care economy – the paid and […]
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed a long-standing fact about the US labor market: work and wages alone do not guarantee financial security. A worker’s relationship to their employer—whether they work full- or part-time or whether they are a permanent or contract employee—may be more predictive of their financial well-being because these work arrangements determine access to […]
For corporate leaders, this historic moment presents an opportunity to make lasting progress against stated commitments on racial equity and ensure the billions of dollars pledged to communities of color actually lead to equitable outcomes. The 2021 CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity will guide you beyond diversity and inclusion commitments to the heart of the […]
Across the country, office workers and professionals have experienced the pros and cons of working from home, and are considering which elements they would like to incorporate or scrap in their post-pandemic work lives. Mental health experts are hoping that decisions made by employers will prioritize individual well-being as much as possible.
The responsibility begins with presidents, CEOs and leaders of companies to set the tone when it comes to establishing policies and actions regarding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) throughout Northern Kentucky.
With nearly 2.2 million women having left the U.S. labor market since the beginning of the pandemic, women’s workforce progress is spiraling backwards. Working mothers have been forced to quit or drastically reduce their hours as balancing work, childcare responsibilities, and remote school have become untenable. Let’s move beyond the statistics and start the difficult work of helping women […]
In the wake of Covid-19, organizations are fundamentally rethinking their product and service portfolios, reinventing their supply chains, pursuing large-scale organizational restructuring and digital transformation, and rebuilding to correct systemic racism from the ground up. Traditional change management process won’t cut it. The author borrows from agile software development processes to reinvent the change management […]
Gregg Danzer is an HR director, not a child care expert, but lately he has spent a good part of each day trying to figure out what children need when their school is operating virtually and their parents have to go to work. His latest project: creating a one-room schoolhouse in the office with Wi-Fi, […]
From the new workforce development network, WorkRise, this article begins to answer: “Why has the US struggled to maintain economic mobility for those without a degree, and what policy and institutional changes must be made to give all workers a better path toward economic success as we build back after the pandemic?”