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Analysis: Omicron Begins to Leave Mark on U.S. Economy, but Unlikely to Derail It

Reuters | The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits held below pre-pandemic levels last week. And while workplace activity declined slightly last week after rising earlier in December, it was in line with the drop seen heading into the holidays in 2019 and stronger when compared to the same time last year, said Dave Gilbertson, vice president of the payroll management firm UKG.
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Beyond the Great Resignation: 3 Trends Shaping the Next Decade

HR Executive | “A lot of traditional blue-collar work has been so deeply impacted by rapid digitalization that their jobs have changed significantly. [Even] the simple factory work has now changed that—these same employees are now managing robotics and AI,” Karina Monesson, senior manager of human insights for UKG, said during a panel session at the recent UKG Connections conference in Las Vegas
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16 Ways to Lead a Virtual Team in Remote and Hybrid Work Environments

Forbes | Get to know employees individually. Learn their partner’s and kids’ names, what’s going on in their lives and what they like to do outside of work. Set up regular one-on-one meetings and don’t cancel them. It’s your team’s time with you as a leader. Don’t ask, “How are you doing?” Ask, “What’s on your mind?”
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5 Employee Retention Strategies Employers Will Need in 2022

Employee Benefits News | In order to retain employees, employers need to create a company culture that puts the worker first, says Jarik Conrad, vice president of human insights and human capital management advisory at UKG. “We're in the middle of this great resignation, and people are hopping to new jobs or sometimes changing career paths altogether,” Conrad says.
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Glassdoor’s 2022 Work Forecast: Cloudy with a Chance of Déjà Vu

Protocol | Payroll company UKG announced this week that it would be making a large contribution to closing the pay gap. UKG will contribute 18 cents for each employee paid each year via its payroll system. The money will go to nonprofits dedicated to pay equity. 18 cents also represents the current gender wage gap in America.
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UKG Pay Equity Effort Aims to Drive Awareness, Action

HCM Tech Report | UKG announced an effort intended to drive awareness and encourage action that addresses pay disparities between men, women and underrepresented groups. The UKG Close the Gap Initiative will fund a number of programs, nonprofits, awareness-building efforts, education and research in support of pay equity.
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