Center for the Study of the Workplace http://www.studyofwork.com The Center for the Study of the Workplace Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www5.uwm.edu/?v=3.8.1.1 The Role of Race and Ethnicity http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/the-role-of-race-and-ethnicity/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/the-role-of-race-and-ethnicity/#comments Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6726 Download the video transcript.

Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has spent most of her career examining how race and ethnicity affects career decision-making. She explains that discrimination and the perception of opportunity can have big influences.

 

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What to Consider Before Giving Notice http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/what-to-consider-before-giving-notice/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/what-to-consider-before-giving-notice/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:02:36 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6719 Download the video transcript.

Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses career transitions. Before giving notice, individuals need to weigh the legal implications of leaving their job and the moral fairness regarding how much time they give the organization before they leave.

 

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How to Maintain a Healthy Balance http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/how-to-maintain-a-healthy-balance/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/07/how-to-maintain-a-healthy-balance/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:49 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6714 Download the video transcript.

Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses work/life balance. She argues that there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Individuals need to find techniques that work best for them, knowing that unplugging from technology might be a necessity.

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How Young People Can Succeed http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/how-young-people-can-succeed/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/how-young-people-can-succeed/#comments Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:00:38 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6708 Download the video transcript.

The employee/employer contract has changed dramatically in the last 15 years. Gone is the notion that employees will work for the same company for their entire life. Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses what young employees need to succeed in a future workplace. She places a big emphasis on creating a portfolio and thinking about your career as a collection of skills that you can gain at each workplace and take to the next workplace.

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Unlocking Human Potential http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/unlocking-human-potential/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/unlocking-human-potential/#comments Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:00:52 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6699 Download the video transcript.

Right now, there are more women employed in the workplace than men. Rebekah Kowalski, VP and Principal Consultant for Strategic Workforce Consulting at Right Management, a ManpowerGroup Company, explains that companies need to be more inclusive, more aware, embrace that diversity and unlock the human potential of female employees. She argues that companies can no longer have a one-size-fits-all mentality around career paths, opportunities and development. Instead, companies need to think about how they’re going to align opportunities to each individual in their organization and how they can keep these individuals engaged and retained.

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Making Sure Every Generation Feels Valued http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/making-sure-every-generation-feels-valued/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/06/making-sure-every-generation-feels-valued/#comments Wed, 04 Jun 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6694 Download the video transcript.

Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses the challenges companies face with an inter-generational workforce. She stresses the need for companies to make sure each generation feels valued.

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Co-Working Spaces vs. the Traditional Office http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/co-working-spaces-vs-the-traditional-office/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/co-working-spaces-vs-the-traditional-office/#comments Wed, 28 May 2014 13:00:15 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6686 Download the video transcript.

With demands for workplace flexibility on the rise, companies really need to evaluate the benefits of co-working spaces versus the traditional office. Rebekah Kowalski, VP and Principal Consultant for Strategic Workforce Consulting at Right Management, a ManpowerGroup Company, argues that companies are probably trending towards a mix of flexibility in office space arrangements. Businesses need to evaluate their workforce and understand their employees’ needs, which will in turn help them arrive at the right balance of virtual or traditional office work.

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Attracting Top Talent http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/attracting-top-talent/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/attracting-top-talent/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 13:00:40 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6679 Download the video transcript.

Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses diversity and inclusion and attracting top talent. She argues that it is critical that companies make people feel valued.

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The Role of the Employer in Helping Create Multi-Stakeholder Solutions http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/the-role-of-the-employer-in-helping-create-multi-stakeholder-solutions/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/the-role-of-the-employer-in-helping-create-multi-stakeholder-solutions/#comments Wed, 14 May 2014 13:00:33 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6674 Download the video transcript.

Rebekah Kowalski, VP and Principal Consultant for Strategic Workforce Consulting at Right Management, a ManpowerGroup Company, discusses sustaining a talent pipeline and how everyone in the employment ecosystem has a responsibility. Employers need to get good at projecting talent needs over time and communicating those needs to other employment stakeholders including educators, government and individuals.

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Paying Attention to Employee Motivators http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/paying-attention-to-employee-motivators/ http://www.studyofwork.com/2014/05/paying-attention-to-employee-motivators/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 13:00:23 +0000 http://studyofwork.com/?p=6667 Download the video transcript. 

With the high cost of training and socializing employees to be effective workers in an organization, it’s important that employers focus some of their efforts on talent retention. Dr. Nadya Fouad, Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, discusses employee motivators. She argues that it is incumbent on organizations to figure out what embeds employees to their organization.

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