Workforce Management

  • Students march as part of a national school walkout on March 14, 2018 to honor the 17 students and staff members killed on February 14 in Parkland, Florida

    Commentary

    From Florida's Farm Fields, Lessons for #MeToo and Other Movements

    Present-day organizers who want to bring about social change would do well to look to Florida farmworkers. They took on the low wages, physical abuse, and vulnerability that have long characterized agricultural labor in the United States — and won, changing the culture for the better.

    Jun 15, 2018

  • IT professional checking on servers

    Commentary

    Ending the 'Brogrammer' Culture—How to Close the Gender Gap

    Despite recent progress, women are significantly outnumbered in technology, comprising only 30 percent of the workforce worldwide. It's up to society, governments, and technology companies to close the gap. Improving internet access, education, and career opportunities for women could help.

    May 17, 2018

  • Male and female doctor having a discussion in an office

    Journal Article

    Differences in Physician Income by Gender

    About half of medical school matriculants are women. But male physicians have significantly higher incomes than their female counterparts. After adjusting for many factors, including hours worked, 30 percent of this disparity remains unexplained.

    May 15, 2018

  • An American flag after a sunset

    Commentary

    What Role Will the United States Play in the World?

    Under the leadership of President Trump, the United States is questioning the net strategic benefits of its participation in the postwar order as never before. Foreign policy priorities are increasingly disconnected from the day-to-day concerns of most Americans.

    Apr 30, 2018

  • Report

    Moving to the Unclassified: How the Intelligence Community Can Work from Unclassified Facilities

    This report provides analysis and recommendations for intelligence agencies on how to conduct work outside classified facilities by identifying policy, legal, technology, security, financial, and cultural considerations.

    Apr 23, 2018

  • Dad works from home, holding baby on his lap

    Report

    How Can Government Agencies Benefit When Employees Engage in Telework?

    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.

    Apr 23, 2018

  • Dissertation

    Finding the Force of the Future: Improving Air Force Officer Outreach through an Investigation of School and Community Attributes

    Seeks to improve understanding of the factors indicative of applications to the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps' High School Scholarship Program.

    Apr 17, 2018

  • A young woman looks nervous in a job interview

    Commentary

    Bridging the Growing College Divide Among Young Americans

    Over the last decade, more Americans age 25 to 34 earned four-year college and graduate degrees, but the number of those without college degrees also increased. New ways of communicating educational options and outcomes to young people are needed.

    Apr 13, 2018

  • A Coast Guard ship tied up at sunset

    Report

    Gap Analysis and Alternatives Analysis of the Coast Guard Cost Estimating Workforce

    This report briefly summarizes a gap analysis and alternatives analysis of the Coast Guard cost-estimating workforce.

    Apr 11, 2018

  • Silhouetted soldiers on patrol at sunset

    Commentary

    On RAND's Research Findings Regarding Transgender Military Personnel Policy

    In September 2015, the Department of Defense asked RAND to initiate a study on the implications of allowing transgender personnel to serve openly. Since its publication, the research has been widely viewed as the most comprehensive and authoritative analysis on this topic. RAND stands by the study's research approach, analysis, and findings.

    Mar 27, 2018

  • Unretired man on a beach carrying a briefcase

    Essay

    Why Unretirement Is Working for Older Americans

    Significant numbers of older Americans move in and out of the workforce. One in five workers today is 55 or older. By 2024, that number will be one in four. Older workers report having more meaningful work and more workplace flexibility than their younger peers.

    Mar 6, 2018

  • Infographic

    International mobility is important for the UK and UK researchers

    This infographic sets out the existing evidence from the literature around the importance of the international mobility of researchers to the UK and UK-based researchers.

    Feb 16, 2018

  • A woman sleeping in her bed

    Commentary

    Britain's Productivity Problem Begins in the Bedroom

    Productivity growth in the UK has seen its weakest decade since the 1820s. Chancellor Hammond increased the size of a national productivity fund to £31bn. While building people's skills and investing in infrastructure can boost productivity, the problem could also be solved if people got more sleep.

    Feb 15, 2018

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    Research Brief

    Incentivizing Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders: What Policies Are Most Effective?

    To inform efforts aimed at improving employment rates and earnings potential for ex-offenders, RAND researchers examined employer preferences of policy options designed to incentivize employment of individuals with felony criminal records.

    Feb 8, 2018

  • Soldiers meet with civilian recruiters at a job fair at Fort Huachuca, Arizona

    Report

    Job Search Process Is Working for Veterans

    A comparison of the unemployment experiences of ex–service members and civilians finds that while both groups had similar durations of unemployment, veterans delayed filing for benefits. But once engaged with employment services, they made active use of tools like job referrals and training.

    Feb 8, 2018

  • Gold, silver ,and bronze medals

    Announcement

    $3 Million Gift from Leonard D. Schaeffer Supports RAND Corporation Employee Recognition Program

    The RAND Corporation has received a $3 million gift from health care executive Leonard D. Schaeffer to help endow RAND's employee recognition awards. The top award, given annually to two individuals or employee groups, will be renamed the Leonard Schaeffer Medals in recognition of the gift.

    Jan 16, 2018

  • Prospective candidates waiting for a job interview

    Report

    How to Incentivize Employers to Hire Ex-Offenders

    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.

    Jan 15, 2018

  • A construction worker drags a trolley down a tunnel at the site for the new Crossrail station in Tottenham Court Road, in London, Britain, November 16, 2016

    Commentary

    Mental Health Challenges in the Construction Industry

    Employers looking to address mental health problems among staff must recognize the causes and understand mental health challenges within the organization. Construction workers could face greater risk than workers in other sectors, but awareness of support and help remains low.

    Jan 11, 2018

  • Periodical

    RAND Review: January-February 2018

    This issue highlights RAND research on life inside the Islamic State and on the economic returns of early childhood investments, plus lessons for the U.S. from Britain's approach to free child care.

    Jan 3, 2018

  • Large container of ripe tomatoes in front of tractors

    Commentary

    Justice for Florida Farmworkers: Q&A with Susan Marquis

    In her new book, Susan Marquis takes readers inside the fight in Florida tomato fields. She traces the history and victories of a grassroots group of farmworkers and community leaders who wrested better wages and working conditions from major tomato growers and their corporate buyers.

    Dec 15, 2017