Month in Review: November 2022 at The Workforce Institute

Today’s post comes to us from Brandon Bielich, managing editor of The Workforce Institute.

Can you believe the holidays are here? Whether you’re recovering from your Thanksgiving gorge or hanging holiday decorations, we invite you to take a few moments to catch up on all the great insights from The Workforce Institute we offered this past month. As we quickly roll into December, here’s a look at anything you might have missed from us at The Workforce Institute in November.

More Thoughts on Managing Employees’ Time Off
In October, The Workforce Institute Weigh-In navigated the sometimes tricky topic of time off — and how to manage employees who take “too much” or “too little” of it. This month, advisory board member Dennis Miller offers an extended take on how to best manage employees’ time off.

Essential Onboarding Steps for New Employees — Even Seasonal
With seasonal hiring ramping up during the holiday season, we outline some of the many ways to successfully onboard your new employees — especially your seasonal, part-time, and temporary employees. Some organizations may view onboarding as a practice reserved for long-term employees and not short-term staff like seasonal employees or even interns. But that’s underestimating the long-term value of a great onboarding program for all employees.

The People Purpose Podcast: Another Workplace Survey? Ways to Get Useful Feedback
In this episode of the People Purpose Podcast, co-hosts Chas Fields and Julie Develin discuss ways to make sure your workplace surveys are effective and have an impact. If you’re tired of surveys at work, Chas and Julie offer some tips for garnering effective feedback from your employees. Plus, find out how to utilize gamification in the workplace.

One-on-One Meetings: A Manager’s Guide
In the first of a two-part series, advisory board member Sharlyn Lauby, also known as the HR Bartender, discusses the value that 1:1 meetings can bring to working relationships and performance. The first part in this series focuses on the manager’s role in 1:1s. Next month, Sharlyn explores the topic of 1:1s from the employee’s perspective.

“No Suits, No Slides!” Returns with Three New Episodes
Everyone’s favorite video series has returned! The ever-popular “Leadership in the Labor Shortage” series — also known endearingly as “No Suits, No Slides!” — is back with three new episodes looking at what’s going on with the labor market from three different angles. Co-hosts John Frehse, senior managing director of labor strategy at Ankura and an advisory board member, and Dave Gilbertson, vice president at UKG, tackle the topics of corporate surveys, the differences between the labor market and the economy, and the healthcare industry — all in an entertaining, yet informative, way. If you’re new to this series, you can catch up today.

The People Purpose Podcast: #UKGAspire2022 Recap
In this bonus episode of the People Purpose Podcast, Chas and Julie report live from Las Vegas and the first-ever UKG Aspire customer conference. With over 3,500 people in attendance, listen to the hosts discuss the sights, the sounds, and the opportunity that presents itself when attending. If you missed being there in Vegas (or attending virtually) and are suffering from “FOMO” (fear of missing out), this episode is for you.

By the way, if you want more perspectives on the UKG Aspire conference experience, check out this article featuring reflections from eight leaders who attended Aspire.

We Need to Fix Work
Do you like your job? Well, nearly half of employees worldwide (46%) said they wouldn’t recommend their company or their job to the kids in their lives! That’s according to a new global study from The Workforce Institute, announced this month. The biggest conclusion we can draw from this report is, we need to fix work! The good news is, we can! Learn more in this article, as we break down some of the more fascinating findings from our latest research. We’ll have much more to say about this study in the coming weeks, so remember to subscribe to The Workforce Institute for the latest.

The People Purpose Podcast: Why We Should Be Thankful for HR
Two episodes of my favorite podcast in one week? Color us grateful! In this episode, Chas and Julie spend some time sharing what they’re grateful for, and especially why they’re thankful for HR professionals amid the ever-growing, ever-evolving role of HR. You’ll also gain insight into the hosts’ Thanksgiving plans, their thoughts on cooking and spending time with family, and much more!

Why We’re Thankful for HR: The Workforce Institute Weigh-In
Continuing with our theme of gratitude, our latest edition of The Workforce Institute Weigh-In focuses on reasons we’re all thankful for (the often-hidden) heroes of HR. Several members of our advisory board pick up right where Chas and Julie left off, including Julie herself, in sharing why they’re grateful for the HR practitioners in their lives. Many of our advisory board members are current or former HR professionals in their own right, so they offer firsthand perspectives here.