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New and coming soon: Workforce research, resources, and conference

MissionSquare Research Institute (Research Institute) teammates led a webinar with the National League of Cities (NLC) on Strategic Local Government Workforce Management in the Wake of the Pandemic on Aug. 19, 2021. The webinar explored the challenges and opportunities faced by local governments as they look to retain current staff, while recruiting the next wave of high-quality employees with essential skill sets.

Watch the recorded webinar below.

Learn more on this topic in the Research Institute article, How COVID’s Impact on the Public Sector Workforce Has Evolved, and Why it Matters.

The Research Institute also hosted a webinar, Optimized Benefits and Compensation to Meet Employees’ Needs, on Aug. 24, 2021, that included guest speakers from LinkedIn and the Mejorando Group. It examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to have a reverberating impact on the health, employment, and financial outlook of public sector employees – many of whom have been on the front lines throughout the crisis. These impacts, in turn, have only exacerbated the chronic challenge of recruiting and retaining employees who deliver essential public services.

Watch the recorded webinar below.

ICMA annual conference

The 2021 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Annual Conference will be held Oct. 3-6 in Portland, Oregon. You can also access it digitally.

The Research Institute will present sessions on:

  • Promising practices for building employee financial resilience in a changed world
  • Use of alternative and quality of life benefits as a workforce management tool
  • Voices of the furlough – outcomes and lessons learned from 2020

Through dynamic conversations, incomparable learning, and opportunities to connect with your local government peers, share fresh ideas and best practices with your colleagues.

Register for the conference.

Founded in 2007 with financial support from MissionSquare Retirement, MissionSquare Research Institute has published more than 150 research reports on topics such as pension funding, health benefits, and compensation and workforce trends in state and local government. Learn more about MissionSquare Research Institute at www.slge.org or visit them on Twitter: @4GovtExcellence