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Lead Labor Economist

General Information

Ref #:

20240037936

Travel Amount Required:

Up to 50%

Job Type:

Regular-Full Time

Location:

USA - USA - Remote

Company Overview

Here at UKG, our purpose is people™. Our HR, payroll, and workforce management solutions help organizations unlock happier outcomes for all. And our U Krewers, who build those solutions and support our business, are talented, collaborative, and innovative problem-solvers. We strive to create a culture of belonging and an employee experience that empowers our people – both at work and at home. Our benefits show that we care about the whole you, from adoption and surrogacy assistance to tuition reimbursement and wellness programs. Our employee resource groups provide a welcoming place to land, learn, and connect with those who share your passions and interests. What are you waiting for? Learn more at www.ukg.com/careers  #WeAreUKG 

Description & Qualifications

Description

About Us:
The UKG Labor Economist is a full-time lead labor economist leading analysis and media engagement regarding global workplace and labor trends. The primary responsibility will be the UKG Workforce Activity Report. Born out of a need to provide business leaders, policy planners, and decision-makers in the public and private sectors with an accurate view of a labor economy that has been changing rapidly over the past few years especially, the UKG Workforce Activity Report is a high frequency index made up of proprietary timekeeping data from 35,000 U.S. businesses and 4.2 million people.

By analyzing the number of shifts being worked at U.S. businesses, UKG has cultivated an accurate view of hiring and job creation that is available up to several weeks before the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Report. The UKG Workforce Activity Report is highly sought after by media where it is regularly cited by top tier outlets including CNBC, Reuters, NPR, U.S. News, among others; a variety of public sector agencies engaged in policy making; and private sector entities that manage more than $5 trillion in assets.

In addition to leading data analysis of our WAR, the labor economist will engage in speaking engagements, participate in research study teams, write blogs, liaison with external parties who utilize our work, present to customers, and serve as a key spokesperson with the media for labor-related topics. The labor economist will also have the opportunity to explore other proprietary UKG data sets to identify additional opportunities to extract insights and create future indices.

Responsibilities:
• Analyze UKG data set and perform modeling weekly, identify outliers/perform data adjustments, work with data analyst(s) to identify outliers, perform data adjustments, etc.
• Create executive briefing weekly for UKG leadership team
• Collaborate with Global Public Relations team upcoming events/milestones [Fed meetings, various BLS reports, etc.] that require informative, media-friendly commentary
• Conduct media interviews, handle economist/financial institution relations
• Support UKG sales/marketing teams with insights and presentations about state of economy and labor market
• Author monthly report published on the Tuesday before the BLS jobs report
• Host live labor market briefing webinar each month
• Create monthly blog post, social media videos about economic outlook
• Demonstrable experience in public speaking and working with broadcast media a must
• Experience at either a public sector or private sector institution such as a government agency, think tank, investment bank, or similar establishment strongly preferred
• Talent for connecting data analysis to broader trends and current events impacting businesses to tell a complete and compelling story monthly about the challenges organizations are facing and, with knowledge from other UKG experts, how they can address such issues
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; creative and design skills strongly preferred
• Strong, proven executive-level relationship management experience required
• Strong knowledge of social media and a desire to support the creation of social media content in this subject area
• Capability of thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative, and cross-functional workplace to help connect the dots between emerging business challenges and UKG solutions

About You:
Demonstrable experience in public speaking and working with broadcast media a must
Experience at either a public sector or private sector institution such as a government agency, think tank, investment bank, or similar establishment strongly preferred
Talent for connecting data analysis to broader trends and current events impacting businesses to tell a complete and compelling story monthly about the challenges organizations are facing and, with knowledge from other UKG experts, how they can address such issues
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; creative and design skills strongly preferred
Strong, proven executive-level relationship management experience required
Strong knowledge of social media and a desire to support the creation of social media content in this subject area
Capability of thriving in a fast-paced, collaborative, and cross-functional workplace to help connect the dots between emerging business challenges and UKG solutions
Degree in economics, data science, mathematics, or a related field

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
• 8+ years of experience as a labor economist or data scientist with a focus on workplace data
• 5+ years of experience leading data analysis, modeling, and/or forecasting
• Strong understanding of behavioral economics

Pay Transparency for Colorado, New York, Washington and California

The pay range for this position in Colorado, New York, Washington and California is $126,600.00 to $150,000.00, however, base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a short-term incentive and a long-term incentive as part of total compensation.
 
Information about UKG’s comprehensive benefits can be reviewed on our careers site at https://www.ukg.com/careers.

San Francisco Bay Area Pay Law

There is a different range applicable to specific work locations, within the San Francisco Bay area, the base pay range for this role in those locations is USD $145,590.00 to $172,500.00 per year.

EEO Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ultimate Kronos Group is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive work environment. All qualified applicants will receive considerations for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, veteran status, and any other legally protected status under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. 

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Disability Accommodation

For individuals with disabilities that need additional assistance at any point in the application and interview process, please email UKGCareers@ukg.com.

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