WorkLab Network Blog

How to Talk to Your CFO About a New Benefit Idea

Posted on October 18, 2018 at 2:00 PM

Has this ever happened to you?

You went to a conference and spent two days being inspired by your peers and thought leaders in the field. You heard about hundreds of new ideas from flexible work arrangements to innovative diversity and inclusion strategies. Every session was interesting and thought provoking, and you returned to your desk energized and engaged. Of all the new information you heard, one idea stuck out, and you’re certain it would be a great benefit for employees and your organization.

Topics: innovative workplace benefits

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Topics: innovative workplace benefits

How Do You Value a Ping-Pong Table?

Posted on October 12, 2018 at 2:00 PM

It seems like every week brings us a new type of benefit, from ping pong tables to pet insurance. While these perks look great on the website, where do they fit in the context of the bottom line, and what do they really mean to workers? As the labor market gets tighter, benefits are often seen as differentiators in attracting and retaining talent. But when it comes to measuring value, things can get tricky.

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Topics: innovative workplace benefits

Developing local solutions to help low-income workers succeed

Posted on April 17, 2018 at 2:36 PM

As published in the Colorado Springs Gazette on April 17, 2018: http://gazette.com/developing-local-solutions-to-help-low-income-workers-succeed/article/1624477

For some, the U.S. economy is humming along: unemployment is at its lowest level since before the Great Recession, wages are improving, and the economic expansion that began in 2009 is poised to become the second-longest period of economic growth in our nation's history.

At the same time, many others feel financial uncertainty. For them, the  American Dream remains far out of reach. They're unsure about where they fit into today's economy.

Topics: workforce support, innovative workplace benefits, workforce equality, sustainable workforce model

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Topics: workforce support, innovative workplace benefits, workforce equality, sustainable workforce model

Why McDonalds is Paying for their Employees to go to College

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 1:28 PM

In 2015, Seattle-based coffee house Starbucks made waves in the restaurant industry when they announced that they would be partnering with Arizona State University to fully fund tuition for their workers to pursue college degrees. What possible business sense could it make for a coffee company to pay for their associates to get an education that will ultimately encourage them to quit for a better job?

Topics: workforce support, innovative workplace benefits, upskilling, workforce equality, employee engagement

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Topics: workforce support, innovative workplace benefits, upskilling, workforce equality, employee engagement

Five Key Differences Between an EAP and a Resource Navigator

Posted on February 13, 2018 at 11:00 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: selling the Model, sustainable workforce model, EAP, resource navigator, success coach, innovative workplace benefits, workforce support

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