Workforce Innovation Center Newsletter | December 2022
In this Issue: 2022 Recap | United Way of Greater Cincinnati | State of the Region
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As the end of 2022 draws near, our team has been reflecting about our work this year. We continue to be driven by our mission to help companies adopt inclusive practices that empower their employees, the community, and their businesses to thrive. We have made great progress towards our mission through strategic connections with the business community and our broader local and national partners. Our guiding focus remains on our vision: that the Cincinnati region is a beacon of inclusion and engagement for employees resulting in long-term financial success, innovation, and sustainability for its employers and, thereby, the community. We know that as we continue to engage employers and partners in the work to make inclusive capitalism real, we can be a model for other communities to follow.

This year, we had the opportunity to showcase our model on a national stage:


Throughout these milestones, we have continued our consulting practice to guide employers through their workplace challenges as trusted partners, helping them navigate myriad challenges in today’s talent landscape. We have engaged and grown our vast network of partners in the workforce and talent ecosystem. We have added new employers to our career board and helped job seekers find employment at organizations with quality opportunities for them to grow.

We will continue these endeavors in 2023 and we know there will be new, important work for us to do. We are excited for what is ahead of us in partnership with employers and partners to create more opportunities for all.

We wish you all a peaceful holiday and a fruitful new year!



Executive Director

Workforce Innovation Center



Featured Partner – United Way of Greater Cincinnati

With its dedicated donors, partners, volunteers and staff, United Way of Greater Cincinnati brings new voices and solutions to decades-old challenges so more families in our community thrive. As the community catalyst, UWGC drives change through investments, influence and filling gaps in services to create lasting change for families today and for future generations. UWGC does this by focusing on six investment portfolios: Housing First, NextGen Success, Equitable Economic Mobility, Improved Prevention/Stronger Communities, Ready Kids/Resilient Families and Responding to Community Needs.

Learn more about UWGC’s work in nine counties in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana and how you can be part of our collective community impact at #LiveUnited

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2022 State of the Region Report

In September, the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s Center for Research and Data released the 2022 State of the Region Report, presented by Bank of America. The inaugural report, a first of its kind for the Cincinnati region, defines 20 key indicators and dives into a host of economic and community datasets. Brandon Rudd, Director of the Center for Research and Data, authored a guest blog for the Workforce Innovation Center, highlighting some of the State of the Region’s key data as it pertains to our work.

Read the Blog

Connect with Us to Set Your Teams Up for Success in 2023

Employers faced new talent challenges in 2022 with many open roles unfilled, significant employee turnover, and employees seeking enhanced benefits that encourage them to stay. Nearly four million people quit their jobs every month this year. 


The Workforce Innovation Center is committed to providing employers with customized solutions to help you attract and retain your desired talent. Set your teams up for success in 2023 by making your people your priority. Not sure how to make that happen? That's where the Workforce Innovation Center can help. We align your priorities with your people.

Email Sam Hashmi to schedule time to connect!

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News of Interest

The Wall Street Journal | Microsoft Tops the Best-Managed Companies of 2022

MIT Sloan | PayPal and the Financial Wellness Initiative

Cincinnati Business Courier | Here are the Metros where the Emergence of Gen Z Will be the Biggest Challenge

MSNBC | A New Study Says Women Leaders are Leaving Their Companies at the Highest Rate Ever

The Behavioural Insights Team | Managing ‘In Office Days’ – Are Your Policies Behavioural Enough?

Business Insider | A Man Won the Legal Right to not be 'Fun' at Work after Refusing to Embrace 'Excessive Alcoholism' and 'Promiscuity'

The Washington Post | Bosses Should Fix Toxic Workplaces, Surgeon General Says. Here’s How.

Gartner | Gartner Research Shows Human-Centric Work Models Boosts Employee Performance and Other Key Talent Outcomes

Pew Research Center | One-in-Four U.S. Parents Say They’ve Struggled to Afford Food or Housing in the Past Year

Accenture | Future of Work Global Report

Cincinnati Business Courier | Post-Pandemic, Damascus Looks to Solve Recidivism at National Scale

Financial Times | How to Pay Executives in the Age of Stakeholder Capitalism


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