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Managers, Here’s How to Be a Better Ally in the Remote Workplace

Recent research shows that people who have at least one ally at their job are nearly twice as likely to be satisfied and feel like they belong. As a manager, you have a unique opportunity to be role a model in building inclusion across teams, but you may face unique challenges in remote or hybrid settings. 

The Employment Situation, August 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 235,000 in August, and the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage point to 5.2 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. So far this year, monthly job growth has averaged 586,000. In August, notable job gains occurred in professional and business services, transportation and warehousing, private education, manufacturing, and other services. Employment in retail trade declined over the month.

Global Workforce Demographics

In 2021, Dow’s updated Inclusion, Diversity and Equity strategy – ALL IN 2025 – focuses on leading with inclusion, elevating their focus on diversity, and embedding equity into their practices, policies and processes. 

7 Gallup Workplace Insights: What We Learned in 2021

2020 will likely be remembered as the year the workplace changed forever. From in-office safety measures to work-from-home conference calls, leaders have been forced to reimagine every aspect of their management culture.

What's essential to performance? How does personal life shape professional life? What do our core values really mean when the marketplace throws a curveball?

State of the Global Workplace: 2021 Report

This annual report represents the collective voice of the global employee. In this edition, the pandemic and its aftershock continued to disrupt the workplace. Check out the most recent employee data and workplace trends in the State of the Global Workplace: 2022 Report.

2021 State of the Workforce Report: Responding to the Pandemic

The intent of this report is to provide the nation a better understanding of the extraordinary challenges state workforce agency staff faced during the 2020 pandemic and present the measurable results of their tireless efforts. For more information or to begin a conversation, use the contact information provided on each state’s profile within the report.

World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2021

ILO projections highlight the danger of a COVID-19 labour market legacy of increased geographic and demographic inequality, rising poverty and fewer decent jobs.

The Employment Situation of Veterans, January 2021

The following tables summarize the employment situation of veterans in America based on BLS data released on February 5, 2021. These are unpublished data from the Current Population Survey, not seasonally adjusted, and represent the period ending January 2021.

Occupational Employment and Wages, First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers, May 2021

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for First-Line Supervisors of Correctional Officers:

Occupational Employment and Wages, Correctional Officers and Jailers, May 2021

Employment estimates and mean wage estimates for Correctional Officers and Jailers.

U.S. Unemployment Rates, 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

Occupational Employment and Wages, Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists, May 2021

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists:

LinkedIn Workforce Report, United States, December 2021

Over 180 million workers in the U.S. have LinkedIn profiles; over 97,000 companies in the U.S. use LinkedIn to recruit and members can add over 38,000 skills to their profiles to showcase their professional brands. That gives us unique and valuable insight into U.S. workforce trends.

Global Prison Trends 2021: Prison Staff

The coronavirus pandemic brought high risk to the health and lives of prison staff, as well as worsening working conditions for prison staff. While some countries classified or termed prison staff as frontline, essential or at higher risk, overall, their situation did not receive adequate attention from political decision-makers.

Occupational Employment and Wages, Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers, May 2021

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers:

Roundtable: How Corrections Was Challenged in 2021

Staff recruitment and retention have remained critical obstacles, but there are still strategies organizations can employ to gain the upper hand in 2022. We asked several Corrections1 columnists and contributors to share what they thought were the biggest challenges of 2021 along with advice on how to address these issues in 2022.

Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters

Diversity Wins is the third report in a McKinsey series investigating the business case for diversity, following Why Diversity Matters (2015) and Delivering Through Diversity (2018).

The Future is Now: Recruiting, Retaining, and Developing the 21st Century Jail Workforce

As the 21st century unfolds, American jails are confronting unprecedented challenges. While both the numbers and the demands of their populations have steadily grown, their resources have not kept pace. As a result, perhaps at no other time have jails been in greater need of capable staff and confident leadership. Yet within just a few years, retirements are expected to seriously diminish the ranks of managers, supervisors, and experienced line employees who are now staffing America’s jails.

Diversity Wins: How Inclusion Matters

Diversity Wins is the third report in a McKinsey series investigating the business case for diversity, following Why Diversity Matters (2015) and Delivering Through Diversity (2018).

Diversity, equity, and inclusion in the public service workforce

This report presents data on diversity in public service organizations — in state and local government, education, health care, and related nonprofit organizations. It also compares historical and current public service diversity figures to those of the broader workforce. Aspects of diversity discussed include race, ethnicity, age, gender, and other categories (to the extent that data is available), such as LGBTQIA+ identification, veteran status, cognitive diversity, religion, and language.

Executive Order on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce

President Biden signed an Executive Order to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal workforce. This Executive Order reaffirms that the United States is at its strongest when our Nation’s public servants reflect the full diversity of the American people.

Biden Creates Sweeping Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Through New Executive Order

Agencies have new marching orders to promote and improve diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility within the federal workforce, thanks to a sweeping new executive order from the Biden administration.

The executive order, which President Joe Biden signed Friday evening, details the administration’s vision for a federal workforce “that looks like America.” It touches on nearly every aspect of federal employment, from recruitment and hiring to training, leadership development, and employee pay and benefits.

The Employment Situation - October 2018

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 250,000 in October, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, in construction, and in transportation and warehousing.

The unemployment rate remained at 3.7 percent in October, and the number of unemployed persons was little changed at 6.1 million. Over the year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons declined by 0.4 percentage point and 449,000, respectively. (See table A-1.)

Annual Survey of Public Employment & Payroll (ASPEP)

The survey provides state and local government data on full-time and part-time employment, part-time hours worked, full-time equivalent employment, and payroll statistics by governmental function (i.e., elementary and secondary education, higher education, police protection, fire protection, financial administration, central staff services, judicial and legal, highways, public welfare, solid waste management, sewerage, parks and recreation, health, hospitals, water supply, electric power, gas supply, transit, natural resources, correction, libraries, air transportation, water transport and

Check out previous Environmental Scans

The National Institute of Corrections publishes this compilation of resources each year as an overview of what research indicates to be the trends in the corrections industry each year.
Accession Number: (2018) 033176, (2019) 033431, (2020) 033563, (2021) 033670, (2022) 033086, (2023) 033087