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Pandemic hotspots, vulnerable workers: New York, New Jersey & Florida

Posted by Hamilton Galloway and Edward Cone on Mar 30, 2020 1:48:51 PM

Three of the most populous states, including hard-hit New York, have aging healthcare workforces that may be more vulnerable to the novel coronavirus pandemic. 

The healthcare workforces of New York, New Jersey, and Florida skew older than national averages, including more workers over 60 years old a key group at risk for coronavirus. New York is the US epicenter for the pandemic, neighboring New Jersey is another early hotspot, and Florida’s caseload is growing rapidly.

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Topics: Economic impact, United States, Health, Economic forecasting, Economic risk, Workplace, Global economy, Coronavirus

The Unmet Promises of the Open-Plan Office

Posted by Thought Leadership on Jun 12, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Global survey shows how open-plan layouts threaten employee wellness and productivity while failing to deliver on collaboration, growth and other critical business goals—and what companies can do to address these issues

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Topics: HR, Talent, and labour, Thought leadership, Organisation and operations, Global surveys, Business and economic outlook, Workforce, Workplace, Open office

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