Community West Foundation Joins the Fund for Our Economic Future
Our Fund’s commitment to an ‘extraordinary tomorrow’ and Community West’s legacy of ‘illuminating hope’ illustrate a shared optimism for a more equitable, prosperous future for Northeast Ohio.
Short-staffed: Employers must adapt to worker sentiment post-COVID-19
Examples include employees working from home or part-time, returning to school or enrolling in job training programs, or quitting jobs to take gig work.
Where are the workers? Employers must adapt to worker sentiment post-COVID-19
“Flexibility is a baseline factor of being competitive for talent,” she explains. “Thinking about this up front will help employers in the long-term.”
Op-ed: Being a bad employer is never a competitive advantage
As job growth slows and the potential for a recession looms, how much longer will employers care about what workers want and need? My answer: There is no labor market in which being a bad employer is a competitive advantage.
2022 Community Leader of the Year: Sean Watterson
The Fund for Our Economic Future formalized the work Watterson had been doing informally by selecting him to lead a one-year project on how to help the local hospitality industry.
Lack of data makes it tough to measure true scope of teacher shortage
Educators in the report — broadly, people working in education, but not just teachers — were more likely on average to say they had too much to do at work, Addison said. More educators had reported calling in sick due to burnout in the past year. And while educators weren’t leaving the field en masse during the pandemic, Addison said she thought they were more likely to leave this year.
What makes a business an employer of choice?
The organization Bethia Burke leads, the Fund for Our Economic Future, recently has surveyed thousands of workers and hundreds of employers. And those surveys make it clear, Burke said, that beyond competitive wages, businesses that want to be an employer of choice need to create workplaces with better communication and more flexibility.
Ohio Business Magazine’s ‘Ohio 500’ List Includes Fund Leaders
Fund President Bethia Burke, along with many leaders across our funding member organizations, appeared on the inaugural Ohio 500 list from Ohio Business Magazine naming “the most powerful and influential people in Ohio.”
Fund for Our Economic Future Announces New Operations and Communications Leadership
The Fund for Our Economic Future today announced two new members of its staff, Director of Operations Erskine Bevel and Director of Communications and Engagement Reanna Karousis.
Teacher burnout is real, and it’s leading to a shortage of educators in some areas
The Fund For Our Economic Future has a report looking at what workers are quitting, why they’re leaving, and where they’re going to.