How to Solve the Labor Shortage Problem

Available for Interviews: Dara Barlin

Dara Barlin is the Founder & CEO of the Center for Transforming Culture and the author of the new book, A New Kind of Power: Using Human-Centered Leadership to Drive Innovation, Equity, and Belonging in Government Institutions.

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How to Solve the Labor Shortage Problem:

Approximately 4.3 million jobs are going unfilled in the U.S. and the labor shortage is wreaking havoc on supply chains and crippling some industries. Researchers have been scratching their heads trying to come up with the root causes, yet there is one factor that has been largely ignored while being the most consistent determinant of people quitting—terrible workplace culture. Reports show 79% of employees that leave their jobs do so because they didn’t feel appreciated, while another study reveals 58% of people trust strangers more than their own boss. The factors of the pandemic have simply been exacerbating a trend already in place: people tend to leave their job when they are fed up with the level of disrespect they receive at work.

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Impact of Continued Remote Work Through 2022

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. 

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Remote Work in the Future
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    • Remote work is not only here to stay, it is also changing the way we perceive a workplace experience. Everything about a “traditional” workplace – from being office-centric to how we onboard new hires, and from the ways we communicate with our teams to how we envision a culture – is evolving.
    • This means everything we once knew about a Workplace Experience, is no longer what it used to be. And the key to keeping up with this evolution is to lean into it.

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Worried About the “Great Resignation?” Here Are 3 Strategies to Promote Employee Retention

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Kelly Waltman

Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.

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About the Great Resignation and How to Retain Employees:

    • The business and leadership world is abuzz with the prediction of an impending wave of employee turnover, recently dubbed the “Great Resignation.” 
    • If you, like many business owners and leaders, are worried about the great resignation hitting your workplace, here are three key strategies to help promote employee retention and insulate from a mass exodus.

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Get Employees Excited About Returning to the Workplace!

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of its very first book in the industry, Workplace Experience. Her passion is creating work environments that enable employees to be both productive and happy, regardless of where that is. 

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on Building Enthusiasm for Returning Employees
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    • Acknowledge apprehension. Coming out of the pandemic is like coming out of a war. Fear and apprehension are not only normal, it’s expected. Instead of fighting against this, companies that are most successful at easing employees back to the workplace, are leaning into it.

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Asking the Right Questions Are Key to Good Feedback in the Workplace

Available for Interviews:  Dr. Kelly Waltman

Kelly Waltman, PhD, is the Founder and CEO of SLR Leadership Consultion, LLC. She is also the author of Elevate Connection: Cutivate and Engaged, Inspired, Productive and Profitable Team Culture.

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on Reflective Questions and Feedback in the Workplace
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By setting aside a specific time to request feedback from your team members,—and receiving that feedback effectively—you’ll show your team members that you genuinely want their feedback, you value it, and it’s safe to come to you with that feedback.

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