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One Year at WorkLab Innovations

Posted on May 21, 2018

One year ago, when we launched WorkLab Innovations, we also embarked on an experiment in collaborative-led scaling. Our common goal: to significantly increase the number of frontline workers with access to employer-funded post-hire supports (and the positive impacts such supports have on life and work outcomes).

Topics: community development

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Topics: community development

Telling Stories with Data to Show Value and Inspire Investment

Posted on December 27, 2017

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: scaling the Model, data & impact

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Topics: scaling the Model, data & impact

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

Posted on November 15, 2017

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, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, employee retention

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Topics: employers, sustainable workforce model, employee engagement, employee retention

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

Posted on November 2, 2017

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: barriers to employment

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Topics: barriers to employment

Investing in Entry-Level Talent: Retention Strategies that Work

Posted on March 1, 2017

In 2016, the U.S. retail industry lost approximately $9 billion dollars to voluntary, entry-level turnover. Such losses are expected to climb as turnover rises across industries from health care to banking. While many companies accept high entry-level turnover as a cost of doing business, some companies are changing that reality by investing in the retention and advancement of their entry-level talent. Their investments not only improve business outcomes, but also provide new options for individuals who face barriers to economic opportunity. 

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