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Courting Talent: Empathy as a Competitive Advantage

The data emerging from this survey offer an unprecedented look into the hearts and minds of Northeast Ohio’s workforce, with statistically significant insights into residents of 11 counties that we can examine through nearly endless permutations of demographics, geography and industry.

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Data and research drive Where are the Workers, efforts to create an equitable economy

By Jacob Duritsky, Vice President, Strategy and Research – TeamNEO Talent is critical to the success of any region, and in this post-pandemic economy, this has

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Work Culture Clash

…in the employer roundtables happening around the region as part of our analysis, much of what we’re hearing from participating employers is focused on figuring out what’s wrong with today’s workers—and not so much about what might be wrong with today’s work.

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More resources, yes. But what public transit agencies really need are more flexible resources.

In short, we need more resources—and those resources must be flexible enough to enable necessary adaptation—to meet employment needs in today’s world.

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What’s Behind Workers’ Decisions? We’re Asking Them.

…to understand why people quit, why they stay, what keeps them from working if they want or need to, and how their perceptions and values around work have evolved through the seismic societal shifts we’ve all experienced over the last several years.

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An equitable recovery: Moving beyond a return to status quo

Black women are returning to the labor force. But is this a good thing? Well, it depends on why they are returning.

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New survey reveals what employers are (or aren’t) doing to mitigate talent challenges

You know the saying, “people don’t quit their jobs, they quit their managers?” Forget it. People are quitting their jobs.

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How a Shifting Financial Position May Be Impacting Worker Choices

Improved financial position may have enabled a significant number of workers to step onto the sideline—but that party may be ending soon.

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Take Our Regional Employer Survey

Now through January 10, we’re joining partners across the region to ask businesses to participate in our Regional Employer Survey. If you are a business owner, hiring manager, human resources professional or other leader tasked with finding and retaining talent in Northeast Ohio, we want to hear from you.

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Anecdotes and Evidence—A National Scan of Worker Shortage Analyses

This post takes stock of what national data and analyses can—or can’t—explain relative to the current state of the Northeast Ohio labor market. The chart below summarizes what we learned after exploring three questions:

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The Fund for our Economic Future