The Role of Empathy in Retaining Employees Amid the Great Resignation

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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How to Retain Employees:

Last year, very shortly after companies began announcing their plans for their workers to return to the office, the Great Resignation began. And it’s not a coincidence. After almost two years of appreciating the benefits of working from home, especially during one of the most challenging times in our lifetime, people everywhere understood what it meant to value others and to be valued themselves. And when they realized they may have to return to face a workplace environment in which they didn’t feel valued by their companies, it impacted their decision to simply leave.

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Rethinking College as the Pandemic Wanes

Available for Interviews: Mat Jacobson

Mat Jacobson is the Founder & CEO of the Ducere Global Business School, and as a thought leader on innovation within education, is creating some of the industry’s most innovative educational platforms and projects. He is a regular media contributor on topics of business, innovation, and entrepreneurship, and has appeared in articles including Wealth Creator, Marketing Magazine, Business First, Smart Magazine, Start-Up Smart, and Business Builders.

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Rethinking College:

The pandemic has called into question our traditional ways of obtaining degrees and building careers for the long haul. But as this health crisis begins to wane (and hopefully, for good!), we have to explore our basic values in higher education… Is there a better, smarter way?

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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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