NPR Special Series: The Rise Of The Contract Workers: Income insecurity and lack of benefits are a concern
An NPR/Marist poll sheds light on a fast-growing workforce sector: contract workers. One out of every five jobs is held by a contract worker. While many enjoy the flexibility, the jobs are unsteady.
NPR's recent poll shows 20% of US workers are contract laborers. They work project to project and without employer-provided health insurance, retirement plan, pension, or other benefits and worker protections. Experts predict half the workforce will fall into this category within the next decade. We need to start having a conversation about what the rise of the contingent workforce will impact society.
"Kate Lister breaks down the impact of the workplace on well-being and the steps to take to create a culture of well-being."
This article offers:
- The financial impact of of poor health and well-being on productivity lost, reduced engagement, and turnover
- The cost of healthcare, absenteeism, and presenteeism for the top chronic diseases
- A persuasive way to use a simple breakeven analysis to get your program funded
- Simple steps to kick-start a workplace well-being initiative.
Save the Date: IFMA Facility Fusion March 20 WE Pre-Conference “WE + Sustainability = Your New Competitive Advantage” – Space is Limited
Our global thought leaders promise to open your minds to the latest thinking on how sustainability will be the next competitive advantage.
This full day event is for everyone involved in the built environment that hears this call and wants to engage in a meaningful discussion and play a role in leading this important initiative.
Hear from Sustainability Leaders:
- The Edge (Deloitte, Amsterdam)
- Method Soap (Chicago IL)
- Cook County (Chicago IL)
Plus sessions on the role of technology, people and performance implications, best practices, and more.
To end the day, we will guide you through a powerful exercise designed to help you create your own, “unique action plans."
Don’t miss out on Work Rebooted February 11-13, 2018 in SF where Workplace Evolutionaries Meets HR. 50% off with code WEHUBVIP
The time has come to re-examine how we think about the nature of work, the concept of employment and what it takes to build a thriving workforce.
ARE YOU READY FOR A REBOOT?
The lineup for this ground-breaking event is astouding:
- Interactive 3D workshop using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® methods
- The Workplace Experience led by a dozen WE members
- Capturing Your Best Workplace Experience
- What WE/You Know for Sure
- Balancing Technology and Human Ingenuity
- And More
Monday 2/12 learn and chat about:
- Learning Agility
- The Future of HR
- The Employee Experience
- Artificial Intelligence
- The Gig Economy
- Strategic HR
- Invisible Talent
- People Analytics
- And more
Tuesday 2/13 learn and chat about:
- The Digital Workforce
- Workplace Conduct
- The Empathetic Workplace
- AI and Cognitive Bias
- Workplace Culture
- Making Meetings Matter
- Flexible and Remote Work
- And More
All that and you'll be home in time to give your Valentine a big squeeze and some Ghirardelli chocolates!
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Inside the historic old Bell Labs building in Holmdel, New Jersey, a developer is creating a “metroburb”–a self-contained, indoor Main Street that will house stores, a food hall, and tech company offices. The question is: What’s a downtown without a city?
The 2 million s.f. that was once home to over 5,000 Bell Labs employees in Holmdel NJ, fell on hard times when AT&T's successor shuttered it in 2007. Finding a tenent for a place the size of the Empire State Building laid on its side proved fruitless. But one developer saw it's potential as a mini-city and it's once again open for business under the name Bell Works.
Now 70% occupied, the intent is to capture the reverse migration crowd who like the buzz of the city, but want to raise their kids in the burbs. The building offers office space (prefab, custom, or co-working, stores, a food hall, library, daycare and fitness facility, public space, and perhaps soon, a hotel, conference center, and ballroom.
The article cites a study that estimates 7.5% of the nation's office inventory is obsolete or unnecessary for the modern company. Is this the future of abandoned office parks and shopping malls?