ReConvene Series: Investing in the Employee Experience
Join us for a series on how to harness workforce development as an effective employee engagement tool within the world of work.
The future of the workplace is being reinvented by emerging technologies and new ways of thinking. The future of workforce development must be equally innovative to meet the challenges of the 21st-century economy. ReConvene brings together workforce development, business, and government leaders to share insights, challenges, best practices, and strategies that are redefining the region’s workforce.
It’s time for the Future of Work to be an intentional and meaningful part of your organization. This series is designed to address both strategic and tactical decisions and priorities.
Investing in the Employee Experience
The employee experience is the cornerstone of any successful company. The problem remains that few business owners have the time, resources, or expertise to tackle it. There’s no escaping the fact that employee experience is critical. As of August 2021, female employment rate remains 5.7% lower than pre-pandemic levels, compared to 1% for male workers. Women make up a significant portion of our Massachusetts economy. There are roughly 1.8 million female workers (employed and unemployed) in the Massachusetts labor force, according to pre-pandemic U.S. census data.
Development plays a major role in employee satisfaction, and its absence is a major contributing factor to employees’ leaving their employers. In this fireside chat, Christine Abrams, President & CEO of Commonwealth Corporation, and Kristin Carlson, President of Peerless Precision, Inc. will discuss their efforts to prioritize the employee experience and what you can do to support women in your workforce.
Meet Christine Abrams
President & CEO, Commonwealth Corporation
Christine has more than thirty years of experience in strategic business planning, competitive market analysis, training, and process optimization. Christine’s success in leading organizational change begins by first understanding the customers and organization needs, then collaborating to develop solutions that will achieve the desired result. Her exceptional analytical, strategic, and problem-solving skills provide practical solutions to the challenges nonprofits face.
Meet Kristin Carlson
President, Peerless Precision, Inc.
Kristin Carlson is the President of Peerless Precision Inc. (PPI) in Westfield MA. PPI is a “one-stop job shop” as Carlson likes to call it, but that may be all too modest considering the complexities of their capabilities. Kristin is also President of the Western Mass Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association (WMNTMA). Kristin is extremely passionate about promoting the viability of a career in Manufacturing to children, their parents, teachers, guidance counselors, etc.