Inside the Ring

The way we work has shifted quicker than anyone could have imagined. If you’re reading this from your home office, taking a quick coffee break from the seemingly constant stream of Zoom calls, then you’re already seeing a glimpse of the future of work. Before COVID-19...

The starting point for the rebuilding of America’s job base is identifying and rapidly filling the jobs that are available and will be soon.  After tracking 3.4 million job listings daily, across more than 50,000 job boards and corporate sites, analyzing these listings by occupations,...

After a record-breaking streak of job growth, the unemployment rate is now at the highest since the Great Depression. Some forecasters predict a 12-15 percent unemployment rate well into 2022 and possibly beyond. If you’re lucky enough to still have a job, you are probably worried about holding on to it. And if you’re currently out...

If you’re in a job search or plan to be soon, you know that the stakes are high in this competitive market. A major part of the process where many job seekers routinely under prepare is the interview. In fact, I often see candidates spend more...

Well-being programs will not achieve their full potential without support from front-line managers. Front-line managers are keys to activating enthusiastic employee participation and play a dominant role in reinforcing cultures of well-being.   Jim Purcell: How important are front-line managers in employees’ overall health and well-being? Laura Putnam:...

Before the pandemic, there were no playbooks for how to convert a co-located team to 100% virtual in a matter of days and we’re finding in our research that the conversion process — and the results — has differed substantially from team to team, even...

While the Covid-19 pandemic hits and reshapes companies, industries, national economies, and our society in previously unthinkable ways, business leaders need to think beyond survival to the opportunities this crisis might create, not only for their own organizations but the greater good. Chief among these...