Evaluation of the PepsiCo Achieving Change Together (ACT) Employment Innovation Initiative

Through a contract with the Kessler Foundation and the Poses Foundation, the Heldrich Center is conducting a comprehensive evaluation of the Achieving Change Together (ACT) Employment Innovation Initiative, a corporate disability and inclusion project designed to increase the number of qualified employees with disabilities working for PepsiCo, and to improve their employment outcomes and career experiences.

Work Trends Surveys on Unemployment

Unemployment causes great stress not only on the individual who lost their job, but also to their entire family. The impact of unemployment has been researched at length by the Heldrich Center through its Work Trends surveys. From verbatim accounts from the unemployed to opinions of Americans who have been seeking employment for a year or longer, an in-depth portrait of social and economic experience is provided.

Work Trends Surveys on the Workplace

Workplace matters are timeless topics that the Heldrich Center has highlighted with the following Work Trends surveys. In American Attitudes About Work, Employers, and Government, worker attitudes toward employer/employee loyalty, overall job satisfaction, the value of education and training, and the government’s role in the workforce were explored. Next, workplace wellness programs were reviewed in Healthy At Work?, including the unequal access to these programs and views and opinions of employer-provided wellness programs.

Work Trends Surveys on The Great Recession

The Heldrich Center conducted a number of Work Trends surveys to delve into the impacts of the Great Recession. Perhaps the most profound look came from Voices of the Unemployed, which featured verbatim comments from American workers who lost their jobs during the recession. The comments focused on what workers thought government should do to help the unemployed and what they felt would be most helpful to them in getting a new job.