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Demand for educated, versatile workers who can interpret complex information and adapt to innovation is higher than ever. RAND pursues research that helps people, organizations, and governments understand how workers can remain engaged and productive in a changing global economy. Studies address workforce development, gender equity in the workplace, working conditions, and workplace wellness programs.

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    How to Incentivize Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders

    Jan 15, 2018

    People with criminal records are marginalized in the labor market. What policies might incentivize employers to hire them? Some options include tax credits and replacement guarantees if an ex-offender proves to be unsuitable once hired.

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    How Can Government Agencies Benefit When Employees Engage in Telework?

    Apr 23, 2018

    A review of telework practices in government agencies finds similarities across successful telework programs regarding compliance with federal and organizational policies, technological accommodations, return on investment, performance management tools, and training.

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