WorkLab Workforce Blog

Keeping you informed of the latest trends in engagement, retention, and workforce support

Ignoring Inequality is Leaving Money on the Table

Posted on February 12, 2019

Addressing systemic inequality is usually framed as a philanthropic endeavour. The idea is simple: those with significant resources generously give money for the sole benefit of the disadvantaged. But in reality, the economics tell a very different story. A 2018 report by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and Altarum looked at the potential effect to the entire U.S. economy of eliminating racial disparities in health, incarceration, education, and employment.

Topics: barriers to employment, employee engagement, community development, diversity & inclusion, workforce development, good jobs, employee retention, career training, economic opportunity

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Topics: barriers to employment, employee engagement, community development, diversity & inclusion, workforce development, good jobs, employee retention, career training, economic opportunity

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