Workers thrive in a well-designed job at an organization where they are valued. Good jobs build an engaged workforce and create a competitive advantage for businesses. At the National Fund, we believe that connecting people to employment is not enough—we activate employers to make jobs better because good jobs generate benefits for individuals and their families, employers, and communities.
The Job Design Framework allows you to choose the combination of items that best fit the needs of your business and your employees. Think of it as a menu rather than a mandate. Employers should discuss job design with frontline workers to identify the most impactful changes. A good job for one worker may not be a good job for another. But the better the job, the more likely an employer will attract and retain the best workers in a tight labor market.
Programs to address employee financial wellness offer a range of services and products, including loans, credit-building services, financial counseling, and wage advances. These benefits are gaining popularity, and more and more employers are wondering, “Are they right for my employees? Where should we start?”
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Social Policy Institute at Washington University in St. Louis have created this guide with resources to help employers get started.
Healthcare employers that invest in their entry-level workforce are making a smart choice. These investments lead to positive results for workers, employers, and communities.
Whether you are ready to take workforce development to the next level, or your organization is just getting started, this resource center will introduce you to best practices for investing in frontline workers and offer resources to go deeper and tools to move forward.
The National Fund works with community and business leaders to improve the quality of American jobs. In partnership with its network of regional collaboratives, the National Fund is researching and promoting hiring, training, and workforce practices that improve firm competitiveness and job quality.