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Workforce Institute researchers and Board Members share practical strategies to transform your workplace

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Is the ROI of ESG Worth the Backlash?

UKG Workforce Institute advisory board member Sarah Morgan spotlights the "impending ESG gut check" aspect of our 2024 HR Megatrends. Sarah discusses how recent societal shifts, including responses to climate change, legal rulings, and affirmative action, are forcing organizations to reevaluate their initial DEI/ESG commitments and strategies.
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Human Trafficking Is a Serious Problem. Here’s What HR Can Do About It. 

Laurie Ruettimann, in her insightful piece, underscores the significant role HR departments have in battling human trafficking, against the backdrop of Women's History Month.
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Great Managers = Great Workplaces. But They Need Our Support.

The UKG Workforce Institute's latest global study, "Great Managers = Great Workplaces," provides invaluable insights into the pivotal role managers play in shaping productive and engaging work environments.
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Five Ways to Encourage Internal Mobility in Your Organization 

Advisory board member, Sharlyn Lauby, shines a light on the often-overlooked gold mine of talent within companies—their current employees. In response to the latest UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In on how to mine your organization for internal talent she writes that promoting from within not only boosts the company's recruitment strategy but also lifts the spirits of its workforce. By advocating for a fresh approach to career development that embraces upward moves, sideways shifts, and even the occasional step back, The HR Bartender encourages organizations to openly discuss and support career growth opportunities from day one, thereby aligning individual aspirations with the company's success in a way that feels personal and purposeful.
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UKG HR Megatrends and the Public Sector — A Roadmap for the Future

In his analysis of the post-pandemic public sector workforce, Bob Lavigna underscores the transformative shift in employee expectations for flexibility, voice, and well-being, against a backdrop of widespread vacancies and high turnover rates.
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Unlocking AI’s Potential in HCM and Workforce Management

Advisory board member Bob Clements sheds light on why companies are hesitating to embrace AI in areas like managing people and scheduling work, even though AI is everywhere in our personal lives. A mix of not really getting how AI works, wondering if it's really worth the hype, and not having clear rules on using AI at work are holding things back. To get past these roadblocks, Bob suggests taking baby steps with AI projects, asking for advice from those in the know, and trying things out bit by bit. This way, companies can start to feel more comfortable with AI and begin to see its real value in making work life better.
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Talent Intelligence Platforms Use Deep Learning to Close Skills Gaps

From Advisory board member, Alex Levit, AI and deep learning are transforming HR by improving talent sourcing and hiring in tight labor markets. By analyzing vast data, these technologies identify transferable skills, enabling talent intelligence platforms to match potential candidates with job openings beyond traditional criteria. This focus on a candidate's potential rather than current skills allows companies to adapt more flexibly to future needs, revolutionizing hiring practices.
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Weigh-In: How to Mine for Internal Talent

The UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In for February 2024: What’s one way that organizations can successfully mine for talent internally? 
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Former BLS Commissioner Dr. William Beach Joins the UKG Workforce Institute

The UKG Workforce Institute is pleased to welcome our newest advisory board member: Dr. William Beach, labor economist and former Commissioner of Labor Statistics at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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Enhancing the Employer-Employee Relationship: UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In 

This quarter, the UKG Workforce Institute Weigh-In is all about the HR Megatrends for 2024. Over the next three months, our advisory board members will provide actionable insights for navigating three of the biggest trends impacting the workforce this year.