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UKG Workforce Activity Report: End-of-Month Shift Volume Sparks Optimism for April

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | The UKG Workforce Activity Report for March 2022 shows the total number of shifts worked by people at U.S. businesses decreased 0.6% from February to March and is holding steady for the first time in 2022, upon the pandemic’s two-year anniversary.
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State of Small Business HR: SMBs Embracing HR Technology Better Positioned to Navigate Great Resignation

LOWELL, Mass., and WESTON, Fla. | UKG today announced the results of a new study with and the HR Research Institute that may help explain why smaller businesses are recovering from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic more slowly than larger businesses.
Media Coverage

Health Is Wealth: Why Prioritizing Employee Well-Being Leads to Better Business Outcomes

Forbes | According to research findings from The Workforce Institute at UKG and Workplace Intelligence from 2021, "74% of employees report they are more effective at their job when they feel heard.”
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Solid U.S. Job Gains Forecast in February; Unemployment Rate Seen Dipping to 3.9%

Reuters | Shift work in February recorded its largest monthly gain since the spring of 2020, another survey from workforce management software company UKG showed.
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A Thaw in U.S. Jobs Market Could Be Good News for Fed's Inflation Battle

Reuters | Payroll manager UKG said recent shift data showed the impact of January's Omicron wave, which had kept millions of workers off the job at its peak, had all but faded, and that employment gains seemed to be gaining steam in the most troubled sectors. "It's very clear that people are increasingly coming off the sidelines," wrote UKG Vice President Dave Gilbertson.
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U.S. Private Payrolls Rise Solidly as Labor Market Continues to Gain Traction

Reuters | According to UKG's workforce activity report, shift work in February recorded its largest monthly gain since the spring of 2020. The workforce management software company said the surge meant that the impact of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on hourly shift work was over.
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