Month in Review: June 2022 at The Workforce Institute

Today’s post comes to us from the Executive Director of The Workforce Institute, Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR
Here we are at the end of another month and halfway through the calendar year, if you can believe it. If you missed any of our articles, podcast episodes, videos, or other insightful perspectives from our advisory board of experts, look no further than this recap of June 2022 at The Workforce Institute. 

Offboarding and Exit Interviews Can Open Doors with Employees 
We kicked off the month with another perspective stemming from our recent study on pandemic-era job leavers and whether they regret leaving. In this article, advisory board member and HR Bartender, Sharlyn Lauby, discusses the importance of exit interviews and offboarding. If your employee is one of the millions who’ve decided they’re leaving, it’s no time to panic or abandon all hope. Instead, learn how to build a bridge on the way out.

The People Purpose Podcast: Distance Doesn’t Mean Disengagement 
It’s been more than two years since millions of office-based employees became virtual employees overnight. Are your employees feeling disengaged due to the distance while working remote? In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas Fields and Julie Develin discuss ways to keep employees engaged, and how to make sure you’re effectively communicating with your employees.

Let’s Take a Deep Dive into the Labor Market 
Our two favorite labor market gurus, John Frehse and Dave Gilbertson, are back! If you’ve been watching the “No Suits, No Slides!” series, this is another can’t-miss video. Whether you’re an HR leader, a business owner, or you just want to know what’s going on right now in the labor market, you’ll want to watch this in-depth conversation.

The People Purpose Podcast: BONUS Episode: SHRM22 — Cause the Effect Recap 
I don’t know about you, but I always love when Chas and Julie drop a bonus episode of the People Purpose Podcast, and this one’s no exception. In this episode, live from New Orleans at the SHRM22 Annual HR Conference, they discuss the conference’s theme of “cause the effect.” Plus, Chas and Julie take you behind the scenes and talk all about the expo, nightlife, speakers, and events surrounding SHRM22.

Beyond the Great Resignation: The Future of the SNF Workforce 
It’s a double dose of John and Dave this month! This time around, they tailor their decades of expertise and analysis to discuss what the current labor market means for the skilled nursing facility (SNF) workforce. They delivered this keynote talk during the recent LTC 100 Leadership Conference, hosted by Lincoln Healthcare Leadership, and now it’s available to all of you.

The People Purpose Podcast: Body, Mind, and Money? The Next Wellness Movement 
Though we may not talk about it enough at work, money matters to your employees — and financial wellness can greatly impact your employees both in and out of work in myriad ways. In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie talk all about money — from setting a budget to working toward your financial goals, as well as the steps you can take to better position yourself to be more financially informed. 

The Workforce Institute Weigh-In: How to Turn Seasonal Employees into Brand Ambassadors 
This month, The Workforce Institute Weigh-In explores the topic of seasonal workers. Given today’s tight labor market, how can employers still attract seasonal employees? Moreover, how do companies turn seasonal workers into long-term/full-time employees as well as brand ambassadors for their companies who can help recruit new talent? Several advisory board members weigh in with their perspectives. 

What If the Growth Mindset Isn’t True? 
We wrap up June 2022 at The Workforce Institute with another thought-provoking article from advisory board member David Creelman. In this one, David dissects Stanford Professor Carol Dweck’s work on the growth mindset — when people think a talent is fixed, they learn less well than when they think a talent can be developed — and then explores the strength of the evidence supporting it. If the growth mindset isn’t true, then what does that mean for us in the short and long term?