May 2 at 4:00 pm PDT | Key to Pandemic Recovery: Restoring Career Pathways
Employers across the US and abroad have been dealing with a historic shift in labor thanks to the pandemic, which numerous observers have entitled "the Great Resignation." Workers have been leaving the labor force at an unprecedented rate. Many are urging employers to adopt more flexible work models that include better working hours, more productive meetings, and the ability to work remotely more than once per week. Much attention has also been paid to semi-skilled, low-wage jobs that do not allow for such flexible work arrangements and hence continue to see dramatic turnover. This panel will examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workforces, demographic groups which are disproportionately affected by the trend, and how we can address these deficiencies and prevent them from permanently harming our social fabric. More importantly, how can organizations navigate their way through this unique pandemic-era labor trend?
Opinion Writer, The Washington Post
Founder and CEO, WorkingNation
Eugene Cornelius, Jr.
Senior Director, Center for Regional Economics and California Center, Milken Institute
Senior Partner and Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Chief People and Culture Officer, Future Fund Management Agency
Rachel Romer Carlson
Co-Founder and CEO, Guild Education