The Connection Between Teacher Retention and the Workplace Environment

Available for Interviews:  Nadine Levitt

Nadine Levitt is an education advocate, speaker, and the CEO & Founder of WURRLYedu, an educational technology platform. Nadine specializes in the social-emotional curriculum (SEL), and she is also the author of the children’s book, My Mama Says Inside Me Lives a Village. 

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Teacher Retention:

Recently EdWeek released their latest survey showing what financial policies would make teachers more likely to stay in the profession long-term. Obviously, it would cost an ENORMOUS amount of money to give every teacher a salary increase that keeps up with national averages (indeed, it would be more than 10.8 billion dollars, based on the math that:

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Why Do the “Mens” Want to Go Back to the Office So Bad? 

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is also an author on educational reform, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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Gender Roles in the Old & New Workplace:

That group is what I characterize as the “mens”; it is decidedly not a typo. The mens, utilizing the definition in the Time article, are itching to get out of the “kid and home sphere” where it is clean, less sticky, where time means something (I have a meeting at 1 don’t bother me; 12:55 pm– “MOMMM, the cat threw up all over your desk!”—in this world of WFH time is fluid. Meetings are not so much scheduled as let’s put it down and I hope no one gets sick; we’ll hope for the best.

According to the recent Time magazine article, “Nobody Wants to Go Back to the Office As Much As White Men,” the men they are speaking about are the definition of boomer or near boomer age white men who enjoy a level of privilege in the corporate muckety-mucky. The last two-plus years of the men’s seeing the world of children (often still too often the domain of women and primary child caregivers).

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Accidental CEO: Through the Higher Education Looking Glass

Available for Interviews: Dr. Hope Umansky

Dr. Hope Umansky is an American Culture College Professor with a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She is also an author on educational reform, equity, inclusion, and social justice.

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Women in Higher Education C-Suite Roles:

    • Coming off the heels of the recent story in the World Economic Forum  that reports that only 22% of the leadership positions of America’s top research universities are filled by women, even though women have acquired more degrees than men over the last 40 years, according to a new report by the Eos Foundation.*
    • Dr. Hope considers herself an “accidental CEO”—who rose through the ranks of a private graduate school—only to then become disenfranchised. Learn why!

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The New Workplace Experience Enables Greater Employee Support & Wellness

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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Workplace Success
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How the New Workplace Experience Is Supporting Employee Wellness and Empowerment

The pandemic, and its tail effects, have affected all of us, without exception or choice. And for many of us, these effects have impacted the way we’ve come to value our families, our communities, and even ourselves. And as we came into this light of introspection and appreciation, it had a ripple effect on our relationship with our work, and in particular, with how, where, and when we work.

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The New Corporate Environment: Questions That Should Be Covered in a Job Interview

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of the 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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Essential Job Interview Questions in the New Corporate Environment:

In the new corporate environment, it’s important to be transparent with employees and employee candidates from the very start about what the company’s new environment means, especially in terms of what they can expect, and what is expected of them. Here are some important discussion topics to consider:

    • How are decisions made about where and when to work? (Ex: Is it a team decision, an individual decision, or a company-mandated decision?)
    • How are success and productivity will be measured on the job?

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How Companies Are Responding to WFH Steadfast Stance

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of the 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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Getting Employee to Return to the Office:

If there is one thing that the pandemic has taught us, it is that the digital age has finally caught up with the way we work, and there is no going back. It is important to remember that working remotely is not anything new. It existed for decades prior to the pandemic, so employees already knew it was possible to remain productive and engaged working remotely. All the pandemic did is to reveal to all those who were once doubtful and resistant to such a drastic change to the work environment, that in fact, it is an environment that is not only effective but also long overdue.

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5 Hidden Benefits of Managing a Team Remotely

Available for Interviews:  Leni Rivera

Leni Rivera is a Workplace Experience specialist and author of the 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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The 5 Hidden Benefits of Managing Remotely:

Transitioning into the new normal of a remote work environment has been seamless for most workers coming out of the pandemic. In fact, in Gallup’s recent State of the Workforce study, 91% of American workers expressed the desire to continue to work remotely at least some of the time as their companies transition into this new normal.

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Cultivating an Inclusive and Diverse 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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Cultivating an Inclusive Workplace:

In today’s new work environment where workers can work from anywhere, companies are hiring from anywhere, and are creating a more diverse workforce today than ever before. As such, it is essential to create workplaces that are inclusive and equitable, where everyone feels that they belong.

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21st Century Thinking: Remote Work Is Here to Stay

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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The Future of Work:

    • The biggest challenge with Remote Work is not the concept itself, but rather in accepting, and embracing it, as a new normal. Remote work is here to stay, and the challenges that we consider “difficulties” are only difficult because we are still trying to apply yesterday’s logic to today’s new world.

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Home As the New Workplace: 5 Important Do’s and Don’ts

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 Reminders for the Home As the New Workplace
 

If you are like most employees, you’ve found that working from home has its benefits, and are considering working from home permanently or semi-permanently post-pandemic. If that’s the case, it’s time to level up your “Work from Home” habits and improve your new workplace. 

Here are important Do’s and Don’ts reminders to help you along the workday for the long-term:

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