Workers and the Workplace


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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    Resetting the Record: The Facts on Hiring People with Criminal Histories

    Misperceptions may keep employers from hiring people with criminal records. If hiring managers can make evidence-based decisions, it could help ensure that companies get the employees they need, people with criminal records get jobs, and society benefits.

    Jan 9, 2024

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    Envisioning a New Racial Grievance System for the U.S. Military

    Racial and ethnic bias, harassment, and discrimination threaten the military's ability to meet its mission and create vulnerabilities that adversaries can exploit. How can the racial grievance reporting and redress system be improved to better support minority service members?

    Jan 18, 2024

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