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Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, UK's Institute for Workplace Innovation to partner
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 25, 2008) − The Kentucky Personnel Cabinet has announced it has joined the University of Kentucky Institute for Workplace Innovation (iWin) Innovative Employer Roundtable. The roundtable is a select group of Kentucky employers committed to workplace strategies that simultaneously benefit employers and employees. This brings the total number of roundtable partners to 13.
Joining the Innovative Employer Roundtable allows the Commonwealth to engage in discussions with key business leaders across the state to promote workplace productivity, economic development and work-life effectiveness in the changing economy.
The Institute for Workplace Innovation conducts research on the complex intersections of the changing workforce, the changing economy and organizational effectiveness. UK iWin bridges the gap between academic research and innovative solutions by translating the most current research into applicable tools and resources in order to facilitate effective work environments, a vibrant economy, and employee well-being.
"Their goal is to help Kentucky's employers become 'employer-of-choice' organizations. They are equally interested in the individual workplace as they are in assuring Kentucky's ability to court and secure viable businesses and talent from around the world," said Personnel Cabinet Secretary Nikki Jackson. "I am happy to report that the Economic Development Cabinet is supporting this effort with us."
The membership is held in the name of the "Commonwealth of Kentucky." The state will be represented by Secretary Jackson and Tina Johnson Goodmann. Gene Fuqua, chief of staff and acting cabinet secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, will serve as an alternate.
“We are honored to have the Commonwealth represented by both the Personnel Cabinet and the Cabinet for Economic Development,” said Jennifer Swanberg, executive director of iWin. “Having the Commonwealth on the roundtable demonstrates our state’s commitment to workplace strategies and solutions that benefit our workforce and our economy.”