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Once again Labor Solutions has been highlighted in Nike’s annual Impact Report as an important partner in strengthening the resiliency and capability of its supply chain.
Good Business Labs recently shared the results of their evaluation of WOVO, an integrated mobile and web-based technology platform developed by Labor Solutions to increase worker engagement and wellbeing.
The Engagement and Wellbeing Survey is designed to help suppliers better track and facilitate factory worker engagement. Featuring 21 questions, the survey covers topics like safety, stress, financial security, and general wellbeing. The goal of the survey is to help managers identify opportunities to better support employees and encourage two-way communication.
As part of its commitment to sustainable sourcing, Nike partners with Workplace Options to promote worker wellbeing within supplier facilities.
Forward-looking companies are taking a proactive approach to identify and address potential compliance issues. Finding traditional grievance boxes and open door policies insufficient, they are turning to innovative tools like WOVO to create new lines of communication.
Supply chain factories are often located in poor countries with low-labor costs and few protections for workers. In these settings, challenges like unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices are the norm. For women, who represent a majority of the factory workforce in many segments, the challenges are even greater.
Migrant workers around the globe are vulnerable to abusive labor practice for a variety of reasons including language barriers, minimal education and lack of familiarity with legal rights. Businesses are facing pressure to uncover and address abusive practices taking place within their supply chains.
In today’s fast-paced, ever-evolving business environment, the need to upskill and retrain employees is greater than ever. According to a survey by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, three-fourths of corporate CEOS see the availability of key skills as the biggest threat to their business.
Achyuta Adhvaryu (Assistant Professor, University of Michigan), Teresa Molina (Assistant professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa) and Anant Nyshadham (Assistant professor, Boston College) recently released a working paper called “More Money, More Problems: Expectations, Wage Hikes and Worker Voice.” The paper details the first real-world study of economist Albert Hirschman’s landmark thesis on the relationship between voice and exit.