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Creating Equity in the Workforce and Education System Requires Pioneering Innovation

Chike Aguh talks equity in Creating Equity in the Workforce and Education System

In the latest episode of “Holistic Leadership: The Future of Work & Education in Healthcare,” co-host Geoffrey Roche explored the inspiring career of his guest, Chike Aguh, Senior Advisor at the McChrystal Group. Their discussion explored the transformative impact of Aguh’s work on the American workforce and education system. The episode further covered Aguh’s […]

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AI and Staffing: Can ChatGPT Find You a Job?

Has anyone ever really liked writing cover letters and resumes? While there is no denying their importance, the long process of tailoring cover letters, polishing resumes, and following leads is often just as much of a day job as the one you’re looking for. Enter ChatGPT. More and more, job-seekers are using generative AI […]

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Union Avoidance or Neutrality? Chipotle Faces a Critical Decision as Michigan Store Unionizes

Marking a first for the national chain but a familiar trend for the year, a Chipotle restaurant in Lansing, Michigan, has voted to unionize, the first of the company’s 3000 locations to do so in its near 30-year history. Current employees are seeking improved scheduling, increases in wages, and better work safety conditions. Chipotles’ Lansing […]

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Auto Industry Professionals Weigh Solutions to Persisting Technician Shortage

The demand for workers in the trades continues to outpace the supply at alarming rates. When it comes to the automotive industry, the need for technicians is estimated to be five openings for every active technician. This is a significant increase in the technician shortage from 2021 when the ratio was 2:1 with unfilled […]

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Analysis: Lessons for CEOs from the Schultz & Starbucks Union Avoidance Campaign

Summary: In this report, corporate executives will get a full analysis of Starbucks’ union avoidance saga since the return of Howard Schultz, detailing his strategies over the years, how he’s putting them to work now, and how the consequences of taking an aggressive stance against Starbucks Workers United have impacted the company’s brand and financials. […]

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Holiday Demand Forces Retailers to Get Creative with Hiring Strategies

Black Friday is upon us, and rebounding consumer demand coupled with lingering product delays and U.S. dollar inflation is making for an unpredictable holiday demand. Retail executives have been investing in resiliency strategies for the holiday season starting last year, like putting money towards omnichannel fulfillment, more flexible operations and inventory management solutions. Where […]

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Supply Chain Issues Leading To Price Hikes

Key Points: A lot of issues in the supply chain can be attributed to an increase in demand that can’t be met, leading to longer wait times and price hikes. The supply chain is struggling to adapt to higher labor costs, slowing down production. Workers long term should be able to adjust over time […]

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Streaming the Game: Transforming Sports Broadcasting in the Digital Era
February 20, 2024

The recent rise of streaming services over traditional terrestrial television has marked a significant shift in how audiences consume sports content. This evolution is propelled by advancements in digital technology and changing viewer preferences, emphasizing the need for a more immediate and interactive broadcast experience. The stakes are high, with platforms like Peacock streaming record-breaking […]

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Kickstarting a Marketing Team’s AI Journey
February 20, 2024

A marketing Team’s AI journey is necessary and critical for the success of a brand’s overall mission and execution. In the latest episode of the Marketing AI Sparkcast, host Aby Varma sits down with Daniel Englebretson, CEO of Elynox and an adjunct professor at Wake Forest University and Elon University, to discuss the evolution […]

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How Worldview Shapes Financial Decisions: Unveiling Behavioral Finance Insights
February 20, 2024

Untamed Ethos, hosted by Joshua Wilson of United Ethos Wealth Partners, examines the philosophical roots of financial decision-making, offering insights into behavioral finance. This episode features expert Robert E. Brooks, Ph.D., CFA, a Professor Emeritus at The University of Alabama, discussing how worldviews and upbringing influence financial choices. Dr. Brooks, known for his work […]

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Will Consumers Be Seeing Higher Prices as the Result of the Tightened Supply Chain?
November 1, 2021

Key Points: Consumers are going to see many more price increases by other producers as long as supply chain issues continue. Companies are trying to to figure out if these issues are temporary or if they’re the new normal. The biggest problem in the supply chain process is tension between companies hesitant to adapt […]

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As Inflation Rises, How Will Construction Sites Be Affected?
October 20, 2021

Key Points: Labor and building materials are in short supply at construction sites across the country. The lingering shortage of skilled workers has worsened, leaving builders to add high labor costs. Scott Roudebush provides insights on inflation in the construction industry. Commentary: It’s no secret that rising costs and shortages of building materials, as […]

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Workers and Employers Wield Different Tools to Win the Labor Shortage
September 22, 2021

Even though recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics point to rising rates in workers going back to their jobs, influenced in part by the end of COVID unemployment benefits, payroll tallies still don’t come close to before March 2020 and prior; 5.3 million short, to be precise. This general strike, in everything […]

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As Unemployment Benefits Expire, How Can Businesses Bring Workers Back?
September 10, 2021

COVID’s economic and material disruptions gave many workers, across the blue- and white-collar spectrum, the tools to better analyze what they don’t like about their work lives. Inefficiencies of in-office work settings, dissatisfaction around low wages and unsafe work conditions, and insufficient medical benefits were laid bare. And workers responded, in many sectors, by withholding […]

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New US Jobless Claims Fall to 375,000, as Nearly 3 Million Americans Remain Unemployed
August 13, 2021

For the third week in a row, initial jobless claims declined as the United States’ labor market continues to recover from the 2020 recession. On August 12, the Labor Department said that new claims for jobless benefits came down to 375,000 last week. CNBC reports that there were also a record high number of open […]

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Optimizing Staffing in a Dynamic Operation
July 19, 2021

Highmark Health’s Mike Tracy joins host Sergio Reyes to help listeners navigate an ever-more-complex labor landscape.   Staffing and recruiting are difficult enough, particularly when there’s more competition than ever before standing between your organization and finding and retaining top talent. Add in more dynamic operations in the face of a changing labor landscape, hybrid […]

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An Update on the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill
July 16, 2021

As Washington looks to pass a new infrastructure bill to fund a variety of projects, it will certainly impact many industries. The bill seems to be on the move, but where do things stand? Breaking all of this down, Connections host Tyler Kern welcomed two guests – Kip Eideberg, Senior Vice President, Government & Industry […]

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Trends in Automation and Workforce – Manufacturing’s Job Crisis
July 16, 2021

Historically, there’s been a careful balance between automation and human labor in the workforce. Automation has the potential to vault productivity forward, but it also has the potential to eliminate jobs. With packaging automation, companies have to walk a very delicate line in bringing new automation to eliminate the truly demanding jobs. On this episode […]

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Upskilling Strategies That Work
January 29, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on the nation’s economy, with 13.6 million Americans out of work in August 2020. According to McKinsey, even before the current crisis, evolving technologies and new ways of working were disrupting jobs and the skills employees needed to do them. This shift, coupled with a dramatic split in college attendance between higher and […]

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