The Latest on the Labor Shortage

Today’s post comes to us from Workforce Institute Executive Director, Chris Mullen, Ph.D., SHRM-SCP, SPHR, and includes a new “No Suits, No Slides!” video featuring Workforce Institute board member John Frehse.

Back by popular demand, the “No Suits, No Slides!” video series returns this week to The Workforce Institute with not one, but two new episodes.

Today, advisory board member John Frehse, senior managing director of labor strategy at Ankura, once again joins Dave Gilbertson, vice president at UKG, to discuss the latest developments in the labor market.

While recent jobs reports suggest an improving economy as we start to finally recover from the pandemic, there are still lingering issues causing challenges for recruiters — and they’re many of the same issues that drove the initial, pre-pandemic labor shortage. But it’s not all bad news for employers.

Tune in on Thursday for the next conversation with John and Dave — featuring the top five ways to hire and retain talent in today’s tight labor market. And, if you happened to miss any prior episodes from this great series, you can catch up via the links below.

Episode 1: Hiring, Turnover, and the Economy
Episode 2: Where Did All the Workers Go? How Can We Get Them Back?
Episode 3: How Meaningful ESG Drives Performance: Part One
Episode 4: How Meaningful ESG Drives Performance: Part Two
Episode 5: Showing Gratitude for the Frontline Workforce
Episode 6: What Can Organizations Do About the Ongoing Labor Shortage?
Episode 7: Why Organizations Should Care About Belonging, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Episode 8: The Three Biggest Trends Impacting the Labor Shortage
Episode 9: What to Make of the Monthly Jobs Report