News & Commentary

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Media Coverage

What makes a business an employer of choice?
What makes a business an employer of choice?

The No. 1 thing you have to have to attract and keep workers as an employer is competitive compensation. One of the problems we found is that employers feel like they have increased wages for workers, but employees said either they haven’t seen great wage gains or those workers saw wage gains wiped out because of inflation, or both.

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Commentary

Where Are the Teachers?
Where Are the Teachers?

Only 36.2% of people working in education who responded to our survey said they get paid appropriately for the work they do. That’s the lowest of all the industries we analyzed.

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The value of people, the power of place
The value of people, the power of place

This op-ed originally appeared in the Crain's Cleveland Business Forum on Transportation on July 25, 2022. Click here to read the original and explore the forum, the first in a series focusing on public policy issues that matter to Cleveland Business, funded by the...

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Manufacturers Can’t Find Workers. Where’d They Go?
Manufacturers Can’t Find Workers. Where’d They Go?

This post originally appeared on Forbes on June 30, 2022. Read the original post here. By Ethan Karp, President and CEO of MAGNET Manufacturers are not alone in wondering what has happened to the shrinking base of American workers over the last two years. Have they...

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