News from the WorkLab Network

Five Key Differences Between an EAP and a Resource Navigator

Posted on Feb 13, 2018 11:00:00 AM

The WorkLab Innovations Sustainable Workforce Model introduces a new role to support the needs of frontline workers: Resource Navigator. Helping employees connect to solutions to solve the challenges that impact their financial stability, the Resource Navigator is a critical part of the employee support system.

Topics: sustainable workforce model, selling the Model, EAP, resource navigator, success coach, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support

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Topics: sustainable workforce model, selling the Model, EAP, resource navigator, success coach, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support

Making the Case to Employer Partners: A Relationship Sales Model

Posted on Feb 6, 2018 1:01:57 PM

In 2009, an employee named Carla* walked into Jennifer Beckman’s HR office at KONG looking for advice about buying a wig. Recently diagnosed with cancer, Carla needed help with a variety of issues, from finding a doctor close to her home, to understanding the benefits she could access, to the issue of hair loss. English was not her first language, and she was struggling to navigate all the complex issues she faced, and find solutions while continuing to work, and care for herself and her family.

Topics: Business, webinars, employers, sustainable workforce model, selling the Model, business development

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Topics: Business, webinars, employers, sustainable workforce model, selling the Model, business development

Workforce Connection Welcomes Gorilla Glue as Newest Employer Partner

Posted on Jan 25, 2018 4:02:25 PM

Like many smart companies, Cincinnati-based Gorilla Glue pays very close attention to what their employees do on a daily basis. To be successful in the competitive manufacturing industry, the leadership team knows they need to have clear insight into how time is being spent, and uncover opportunities to become more efficient. As they analyzed the data, a surprising statistic jumped off the page.

Topics: job quality, employers, sustainable workforce model, workforce equality

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Topics: job quality, employers, sustainable workforce model, workforce equality

Telling Stories with Data to Show Value and Inspire Investment

Posted on Dec 27, 2017 2:39:53 PM

Employers today have access to a wide variety of data sources to measure their business performance, both from their internal systems, and from trend and benchmarking reports. But data without context can end up being overwhelming rather than inspiring. In this week’s webinar, Impact Manager Cindy Williams explores and shares how WorkLab Innovations takes a curated, visual approach to communicating data-driven messages to support of three key goals:

Topics: webinars, data storytelling, learning network

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Topics: webinars, data storytelling, learning network

WorkLab Innovations Welcomes New Members Implementing the Sustainable Workforce Model

Posted on Dec 14, 2017 1:33:00 PM

Founding members of WorkLab Innovations, recently held a webinar welcoming new members to its unique network of workforce development organizations and employers who are ready to lead, learn, and share best practices for implementing the Sustainable Workforce Model approach to their programs.

Topics: webinars, learning network, membership

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Topics: webinars, learning network, membership

WorkLab Innovations Receives Grant to Expand Sustainable Workforce Model

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 2:52:00 PM

DENVER — WorkLab Innovations, LLC has received a $775,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to replicate its Sustainable Workforce Model in three major U.S. cities.

Topics: scaling, sustainable workforce model, Kellogg Foundation

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Topics: scaling, sustainable workforce model, Kellogg Foundation

Creating a Community Win-Win-Win-Win Through Collaboration

Posted on Nov 15, 2017 9:27:00 AM

Child care. Elder care. Paying the bills. Health problems. Depression. Substance abuse. Family issues. Divorce. These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cataloging the myriad of issues that today’s workers face—issues that may occur outside the workplace but, inevitably, affect on-the-job performance, productivity and tenure.

Topics: employers, turnover costs, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement

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Topics: employers, turnover costs, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement

WorkLife Partnership’s Effort to Build a Child Care Community in Colorado

Posted on Nov 2, 2017 5:01:00 PM

Child care has long been a significant barrier to long term employment for families with young children. Across the country, parents express worry and frustration that lack of affordable child care, as well as the low number of providers can necessitate leaving a job that sometimes is the only thing standing between stability and homelessness. Another consideration is families that invest in child care could qualify for up to a $3000 child care tax credit for one child or up to $6,000 for two children.5

Topics: WorkLab founding member, barriers to employment, innovation, programs

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Topics: WorkLab founding member, barriers to employment, innovation, programs

Liddy Romero Named to the Aspen Institute Job Quality Fellowship Class of 2017-18

Posted on Oct 18, 2017 1:57:00 PM

What does it mean to make ends meet? Each month a percentage of the workforce deals with the reality that the amount of money they bring home is not enough to cover their basic needs. A single event, from an unexpected illness to a snow day at school can create instability, and can impact their ability to put food on the table, pay their bills, or get to work.

Topics: WorkLab founding member, job quality, sustainable workforce model

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Topics: WorkLab founding member, job quality, sustainable workforce model

Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity

Posted on Jun 15, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Mindy Ysasi, Executive Director of The SOURCE, a WorkLab Founding Member, assisted racial justice nonprofit Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation with research for its latest report: Race-Explicit Strategies for Workforce Equity in Healthcare and IT. The report identifies barriers to equitable employment outcomes for workers of color, and outlines solutions through a systemic and outcome-oriented approach.

Topics: WorkLab founding member, barriers to employment, workforce equality

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Topics: WorkLab founding member, barriers to employment, workforce equality