Aligned or at Odds? Organizational & Employee Readiness to Return to the Workplace
October 30 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board recently conducted two short surveys about organizational and employee readiness to return to the workplace after the lockdowns required by COVID-19. In the August survey with over 1,100 leaders across industries in 20 metropolitan areas, we found that 35% of organizations said the timing of reopening is unknown. Most organizations had implemented safeguarding measures to protect employee health, but only 59% surveyed their employees about their readiness to return. Those or
Kate Lanz on her new book ‘All the Brains in the Business’
October 27 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Properly valuing brain gender diversity in the workplace is a competitive advantage. In ‘All the Brains in the Business’ Kate Lanz explores how the brain works and how it impacts the performance of individuals and the teams. Moderated by Demet Tunc, this podcast highlights the importance of knowing about how to enable conditions that create optimal energy flow in the brain.
Skanda Amarnath on the federal reserve and monetary policy in the covid-19 pandemic
October 26 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
When Chair Jerome Powell testified in front of Congress at the end of September, he pledged that the Federal Reserve was committed to using its tools “to do what we can, for as long as it takes” to ensure a strong recovery limited lasting damage to the economy. Skanda Amarnath, Director of Research and Analysis at Employ America, joins to discuss the role the Fed has played, the challenges it has faced, and what more could be done, to help address the COVID-19 pandemic
US Labor Market Roundup: September Jobs Report and the Post-COVID US Labor Market
October 14 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
We react to the September jobs report and then discuss the Post-COVID US Labor Market and what we can we expect in 2025. The COVID-19 pandemic and reduced consumption due to social distancing is driving the deepest economic recession since the Great Depression. As consumers remain reluctant to spend and as layoff announcements pick up, US employment will be slow to recover to pre-pandemic levels in the near term.
Lyman Stone on COVID-19 and the US's Demographic Outlook
October 13 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
Lyman Stone, Research Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, joins to discuss how COVID-19 may exacerbate the US’s ongoing demographic concerns and what role public policy could or should play in trying to shape those trends.
A Conversation with Ed Stack, Chairman and CEO of DICK'S Sporting Goods
October 12 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
“There’s kind of a helplessness – that people can’t do anything about it,” he said. “We’ve got so many issues in the country and we seem to be somewhat rudderless from a leadership standpoint.” The solution, he said, is for business leaders to “raise our voice and call on Congress and the leadership in Washington to put their partisan issues aside and do what’s really right for main street America.”
Podcast: Kimberly Clausing on the progressive case against protectionism
October 09 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
With pessimism in some quarters about the future direction of globalization, Kimberly Clausing, author of Open: The Progressive Case for Free Trade, Immigration, and Global Capital, joins to discuss the outlook for trade and immigration in the midst of the pandemic and in the run-up to the 2020 election.
Off the Shelf - David Smith and Brad Johnson on their book, Good Guys
October 06 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
What's missing from gender equality efforts? Men. David G. Smith and W. Brad Johnson discuss their important, new book which explores the critical role men can play in promoting gender equality at work
Sustaining Capitalism: The Critical Link between Child Care and Economic Development
October 06 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the child care industry. Rob Grunewald, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis and Brittany Birken, a principal adviser in the community and economic development group at the Federal Reserve Bank in Atlanta, join with CED’s Cindy Cisneros, Vice President of Education Programs, and Grace Reef, Senior Early Learning Consultant, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the child care industry and why access to child care matters for economic r
Jed Kolko on the geographic impacts of COVID-19 and changes in where we live and work
October 01 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
As stark as the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been, they have not been felt uniformly in all places, and future trends are unlikely to be even. Jed Kolko, chief economist at Indeed, joins to discuss the geography and patterns of the COVID-19 economic downturn, how the pandemic is changing where some Americans work, and what it means for labor markets in the future.