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Employee Experience

How to Be a Transparent Leader (With Examples)

Transparent leadership starts with trust. Learn six ways to be a more transparent leader. 
UKG Workforce Institute

Transforming the Team: Week Two — The One and Only Team Dysfunction: Lack of Trust

From Ankura's Mark Cappellino and UKG Workforce Institute advisory board member John Frehse, it's the continuation of our transforming the team series. Welcome to part two of five.
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Monthly Recap: August 2023 at the UKG Workforce Institute

It’s been a busy month at the UKG Workforce Institute — including a website redesign! Missed any recent insights, research, or podcasts from us? Here’s a look at our conversations from August 2023. 
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Workforce Management

How to Reduce Turnover in Manufacturing

Learn the true cost of turnover and five critical strategies to reduce turnover in manufacturing. 
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College Degrees vs. Micro-credentials — What’s Worth the ROI?

With the student loan interest pause ending this week, advisory board member Dennis Miller explores the highly debated topic of college degrees vs. micro-credentials.
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Transforming the Team: Five Weeks to Improved Performance

The UKG Workforce Institute is excited to kick off a collaborative, culture-focused effort with Ankura called “Transforming the Team.” Each week, for the next five weeks, guest contributor Mark Cappellino from the Ankura Talent Advisory team, along with UKG Workforce Institute advisory board member and Ankura colleague John Frehse, will provide actionable strategies and weekly exercises to help leaders transform their cultures, starting at the individual and team levels.
Employee Experience

5 Keys to Maximizing Employee Productivity in an Economic Slowdown

Accomplish more during leaner times by improving employee productivity and the employee experience simultaneously.
UKG Workforce Institute

Is This a Turning Point for Manufacturing?

Anyone working in, or associated with, the manufacturing industry knows all-too well the multitude of talent-related challenges plaguing the sector, including recruiting issues and turnover woes. The UKG Workforce Institute has monitored this situation closely over the past four years, conducting an annual research survey to understand the current state of manufacturing and how HR leaders at U.S.-based manufacturing organizations are addressing the talent dynamics they continue to experience. 
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UKG and Google: Working Together to Build Artificial Intelligence for All

UKG and Google join forces to create GenAI solutions for workforces that are practical, powerful, and purposeful.  
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3 Reasons to Attend the 2023 UKG Industry Insights Digital Summit

For the past four years, UKG has hosted a virtual and complimentary conference for working professionals called the Industry Insights Digital Summit, a half-day event filled with thought leadership, expert-led sessions, and networking opportunities.
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What is Strategic Human Capital Management (HCM)?

Strategic human capital management (HCM) can help your business maximize the efficiency and productivity of your people. 
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Getting on Track: 5 Tips for a Successful HCM Implementation

Implementing a new HCM solution is marathon, not a sprint. Here’s how to get your workforce management or HCM implementation project off to a great start.
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The Hidden Dangers of Employee Fatigue: Industry Insights

We're continuing the UKG Workforce Institute’s new series, Industry Insights, featuring practical strategies for professionals in specific industries, written by subject-matter experts in those industries.
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5 Steps to Build an Effective Compliance Strategy

Your compliance strategy shouldn’t fall to one person or department. Find out the critical teams needed to build an effective strategy. 
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Our Two Cents on Digital Wallets for Employees: The Workforce Institute Weigh-In

The Workforce Institute Weigh-In for August 2023: Digital wallets are starting to replace traditional bank accounts for younger employees. What are some of the most important evolving HR and payroll preferences of younger workers that organizations should know about? 
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Your Questions About Affirmative Action in the Workplace Answered

The U.S. Supreme Court rewrote the rules for university admissions. So what are the implications for DEI&B and affirmative action in the workplace? 
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Workforce Management

How to Support Your Frontline Workers

Research demonstrates that both employers and employees benefit when organizations support their frontline workers. Here’s how you can boost your strategy.  
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4 Key HR Trends in Higher Education

Understanding these four HR trends in higher education will help you attract, retain and support your employees. 
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HCM Implementation: What You Need to Know for a Successful Transition

Without a thoughtful HCM implementation strategy, even the most innovative solutions can fail to deliver the intended results. 
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Plan Now for Long-Term AI Impacts

Advisory board member David Creelman breaks down ways to prepare for the inevitable AI boom which will take place over the next 5-10 years.
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