Doing Well and Doing Good: Pioneer Employers Discover Profits and Deliver Opportunity for Frontline Worker

Jonathan Levine, Mark Popovich and Tom Strong

A new report from the Hitachi Foundation highlights policies and practices that improve wages and employee loyalty while also boosting competitiveness and profits. Titled Doing Well and Doing Good, this report profiles 14 healthcare and manufacturing companies (out of 90 identified) that have implemented innovative workforce strategies that help workers gain skills, retain and/or advance their jobs, and generate greater value. Calling these companies “pioneer employers,” this report identifies that they all share a common vision and ability to reorganize and engage workers toward key business goals, including: innovating new products and processes, raising product or service quality, reaching new markets, and increasing productivity.