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IESNYC and Equity in Lighting Create a Thought Provoking Evening

Edison Report | The opening speaker and moderator was the brilliant Dr. Jarik Conrad, VP of Human Insights, UKG (Ultimate Kronos Group). Dr. Conrad opined that as humans we are wired for tribalism, wired to seek out those who share our interests, share our opinions, and look like us.
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Super Bowl 2022: Should the Monday after the Big Game be a National Holiday?

USA Today | Last year, an estimated 8 million or more said they would take a pre-planned day off on the Monday after the Super Bowl. Overall, a total of 16.1 million said they might punt on work that day – suggesting many would call in sick, according to a survey of more than 1,000 employed Americans, conducted by The Harris Poll for The Workforce Institute at UKG.
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Award-Winning HR Experts Laurie Ruettimann and Joey V. Price Join The Workforce Institute at UKG Board of Advisors

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | Award-winning HR experts Laurie Ruettimann and Joey V. Price have joined the distinguished board of advisors at The Workforce Institute at UKG.
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Omicron Absences Fail to Dent Job Growth

The Wall Street Journal | “It was the tale of two months: a whole lot of people called out sick the first couple weeks of the month and we saw some really bad winter weather,” said David Gilbertson, vice president at UKG Inc., a payroll software provider. “The impact of Omicron really declined quite a bit in the last two weeks.”
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A Likely Poor Jobs Figure for January Could Prove Temporary

Associated Press | Winter storms may also have slowed the economy and hiring last month, according to a report by UKG, which provides scheduling and other staffing software to companies. UKG said the number of shifts worked among its 35,000 business customers fell 5.1% in January, much steeper than the 3% drop that occurred in January 2021.
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UKG Workforce Activity Report: Omicron Variant Continues to Slow Economic Momentum in January

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | The UKG Workforce Activity Report for January 2022 shows the total number of shifts worked by people at U.S. businesses decreased 5.1% in January, the largest decline in workforce activity since the pandemic began.
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