Let’s Take a Deep Dive into the Labor Market

Today’s post comes to us from Workforce Institute Executive Director, Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and features a video from advisory board member John Frehse.

If you’ve been watching our regular “No Suits, No Slides!” video series — and, if you haven’t, well you’ve really missed out! — you know that advisory board member John Frehse and our friend Dave Gilbertson have done a standout job making sense of the current labor market and what it means for employers, employees, and the greater economy.

John is a senior managing director of labor strategy at Ankura and Dave is a vice president at UKG, and both have spent countless (likely sleepless) hours crunching all the labor data, studying the trends, and predicting the future, breaking it down for us in an easy-to-understand, casual format — leading to the “No Suits, No Slides!” moniker.

It’s been a few weeks since our last video, but John and Dave are back in a major way! Spoiler alert: This video’s a bit different than the others. There are suits, and there are lots of slides! But don’t worry, it’s still full of the same, great, informative analysis and trademark wit you’ve come to expect from this keen duo.

Also, this video clocks in at just under one hour — because there’s a lot to unpack about this labor market. As John prefaces, “This is the culmination of all the work we have done in the last 26 months. The data and position on the labor shortage continues to change and our perspective changes as the data indicates it should.”

Through it all, John and Dave explore what often gets lost in the headlines about the labor market, what drove the initial labor shortage and whether those issues are still prevalent today, and what organizations can do to hire and retain talent in today’s challenging labor market.

Let me be the first to say, this one is definitely worth the watch. Check it out in its entirety below.

Special thanks to our friends at Ankura for producing this video.