October 12-13, 2023 • Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC
COVID-19 sent shockwaves through the global economic system, disrupting financial markets, slowing productivity and exacerbating existing inequities. But its unprecedented impact on the labor market may serve as the pandemic’s most enduring economic effect. From quiet quitting to the “great resignation,” the past three years have seen a massive transformation in what workers expect from their jobs.
If companies are going to provide equitable advancement opportunities for remote and hybrid workers, managers must be mindful and leaders must lead, say Jami Stewart of Cisco Systems Inc. and Jes Averhart of Jes & Co., speakers at a recent discussion hosted by the Kenan Institute-affiliated UNC Entrepreneurship Center and the Research Triangle Foundation. Also: A company’s commitment to social impact can be a key to adding and keeping talented young employees.
The Kenan Institute’s Distinguished Fellows comprise an exemplary set of global scholars committed to leveraging their individual expertise, thought leadership, research and networks to further the institute’s efforts to examine – and drive solutions to – the most complex and timely issues facing business and the economy today. Appointed on an annual basis, the 2023 Distinguished Fellows work to support the Kenan Institute’s exploration of workforce disruption.
Haltiwanger, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will discuss implications for the continuing restructuring of the U.S. economy associated with the surge in new business creation.
Perez-Truglia, a Kenan Institute Distinguished Fellow, will summarize the latest research, including his own, to provide a better understanding of the effectiveness of pay transparency laws.
How will sweeping changes in primary care services and providers affect the primary care workforce? We examine this question as well as how well the increasing demand for these services can be met in the future.
As part of our 2023 grand challenge, we survey factors such as demographics, health trends, immigration and childcare that are essential to understanding the dynamics now at play regarding the supply of workers in the labor force.
Failing to consider neurodiversity when trying to create truly diverse and inclusive workplaces has crucial implications for productivity and general life satisfaction. Organizations should consider these three points of action to improve their work environments and cultures.
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Professor Mark McNeilly discusses how ChatGPT and other AI tools will change the workplace - as well as how workers can best prepare themselves for these changes.
Issues constricting the supply of workers, the sector-by-sector employment effects of a potential recession, the emergence of new technologies – these are the primary labor demand themes we’ll focus on in our 2023 grand challenge.
COVID-19 sent shockwaves through the global economic system, disrupting financial markets, slowing productivity and exacerbating existing inequities. But its unprecedented impact on the labor market may serve as the pandemic’s most enduring economic effect. From quiet quitting to the "great resignation," the past three years have seen a massive transformation in what workers expect from their jobs.
Kenan Institute Chief Economist Gerald Cohen discusses the power of productivity and what that means for the U.S. economy.
COVID-19 and the subsequent rise in work-from-home policies by firms have changed the landscape of skilled labor in the United States. The Survey of Working Arrangements and Attitudes finds that 15% of employees are working from home full time, as of September 2022. This dramatic increase in remote work has led to an equally dramatic physical migration of workers across the U.S. Census data shows a sharp decline in populations of the largest U.S. cities and increases among midsize cities and smaller metro areas. For example, from 2020 to 2021, the counties of Manhattan (New York County) and San Francisco both saw a decline in their population of 25- to 54-year-olds by nearly 10%.
Nonwage benefits have become more important to employers and employees alike. A new look shows where you work plays a far greater role in the level of benefits you receive than it does your paycheck.
A New Model to Leverage the Impact of ChatGPT and AI
As generative AI tools embed themselves into everyday society, all of us are trying to understand their short- and long-term impact on organizations. The Technology Applications and Implications Model can help.