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Skilled Workforce Shortage Creates Training Imperative

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.

Garment Worker Study Demonstrates Value of Worker Voice

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.

Workplace Options introduces WOVO, an innovative worker engagement platform

With WOVO, Workplace Options continues to be the industry leader in worker voice tools. By providing secure, anonymous channels for workers to communicate directly with employers and human resource teams, risks are drastically reduced, workers are more engaged, and employers are better able to make data-driven decisions.

Building an Efficient and Effective Worker Feedback System

Worker feedback is critical to building a productive and engaged workforce. It has been said that companies with high engagement levels make two and a half times more in revenue than their competitors with low engagement levels. Highly engaged businesses also see a 20% increase in sales. Yet, worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged.

Making the World a More Sustainable Place

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals give all countries – no matter their size or wealth – an action plan to achieve social and environmental justice. While the goals are large in scope and meant to address the world as a whole, businesses can do their part to help the progress.

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The Lingering Effects of the Collapse of Rana Plaza

April marked five years since Rana Plaza factory collapsed in Bangladesh, killing more than 1,130 workers and injuring another 2,500. There are still many indications of workers of being unwell, according to counsellors working with Rana Plaza survivors and families of victims.

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Labor Solutions Director of Innovation Speaks at The Sustainability Consortium

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) recently hosted a Summit in Chicago, IL to provide a “space for supply chain innovation, team building, and sustainability break-throughs.”  Krystal Bouverot, Labor Solutions’ new Director of Innovation, spoke on a panel at the Summit about reducing the risk of forced labor in supply chains.