WorkLab Network Blog

Playing for Keeps: Strategies that Benefit Business and Workers

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

When the competition for talent is fierce and monopolizes headlines in business publications, it sends a signal to employers to think through current workplace policies and practices to ensure they are competitive—that they are attracting the talent that best aligns with their workforce needs.

Topics: turnover costs, employee engagement, employers

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Topics: turnover costs, employee engagement, employers

Training and Development in Search of a Competitive Edge

Posted on August 3, 2018 at 8:00 AM

$365 billion dollars. That’s how much organizations are spending worldwide on training and development. That number continues to grow each year as more organizations invest in learning solutions to improve performance, adapt to changing technologies and provide professional development opportunities for their teams.

Topics: employers

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Topics: employers

Making the Case to Employer Partners: A Relationship Sales Model

Posted on February 6, 2018 at 1:01 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: employers, webinars, Business, business development, selling the Model, sustainable workforce model

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

Workforce Connection Welcomes Gorilla Glue as Newest Employer Partner

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 4:02 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: employers, workforce equality, sustainable workforce model, job quality

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

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

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 9:27 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, employee engagement, turnover costs, sustainable workforce model

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