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What CFOs Really Think about Returning to the Office

Fortune | An increasing skilled-labor shortage threatens to delay the manufacturing sector’s full recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG. About 63% of manufacturers surveyed are “struggling” to fill critical labor gaps.
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Pandemic-Fueled Labor Shortages Intensify Talent Crisis in Manufacturing

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | The resilience of manufacturing is unwavering — but not without struggle. A study commissioned by The Workforce Institute at UKG finds that, although many manufacturers are emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic on solid footing — with more than half (54%) achieving year-over-year growth — a mounting skilled-labor shortage threatens to delay the sector’s full recovery.
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How to Lead with a Work-Life Negotiation Mindset

Forbes Coaches Council | As many settle into permanent hybrid working arrangements, it’s more important than ever for leaders to keep a close eye on the health of their workforce. According to a March 2021 survey from Gartner, Inc., 93% of human resources leaders are concerned about employee burnout as employees increasingly split their working time between the office and their home. This concern is well warranted.
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Analysis: The Fed Thinks it can Have it All: Strong Economy, Job Growth, Stable Inflation

Reuters | Real-time employment data monitored by Oxford Economics edged down early this month, and high-frequency measures of employee time kept by Homebase and UKG showed slow or no growth for the last week, the timeframe for the May jobs survey.
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Employee-Centric Data has Fundamentally Changed and Business Leaders Should Evolve to Keep Up

Forbes Technology Council | The dramatic events of the past year have impacted people in ways we have yet to fully grasp. Business leaders must be aware of how their employees have been impacted — emotionally, mentally, physically and beyond — and be thoughtful about what that means for workplace processes moving forward.
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Some Early U.S. Data Suggest May Jobs Report Could Echo April Weakness

Reuters | Measures of shift work at around 35,000 firms both large and small that are tracked by time management firm UKG foreshadowed the weak April jobs report. UKG data into May have shown work in the manufacturing, retail and health sectors all down.
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