Workplace Stability

Workplace Stability Workshop

Learn how to achieve workplace stability for entry-level employee retention and performance.

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Friday, October 20, 2017
Breakfast & Keynote: 8am
Workshop: 9am-12pm
Hotel Julien Dubuque- Grand Ballroom

At this FREE workshop you'll learn to:
  • Recognize the range of factors that create instability for employees
  • See how instability, employee performance, and profitability are related
  • Identify the most effective techniques and tactics for increasing workplace stability
  • Create an action plan best suited to your business and its culture and employees
Low-wage workers often experience personal instability that leads to absenteeism, health problems, and violations of workplace expectations. These consequences of instability lower workplace morale, decrease employees’ attention to work and job performance, and result in increased costs for businesses. The Dubuque Circles Initiative is coordinating a new Workforce Stability initiative to support local businesses in addressing these issues. The initiative will be launched at a breakfast and workshop on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017. A keynote address by Ruth Weirich, author of “Workplace Stability,” will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Hotel Julien’s Grand Ballroom. 

Workplace Stability supports local businesses that employ low-wage and/or employees experiencing personal instability, by helping them to better understand the obstacles their lower-wage employees face, and by assisting these businesses in developing strategies to foster retention, growth, and productivity. It will also provide support to employees who are struggling with daily instability in their personal lives by offering a personal development course. This course assists participants developing goals that will lead them toward stability, while also connecting them to the resources they need to achieve those goals.
City of Dubuque Circles Coordinator Ermina Soler is managing the initiative, which she says supports efforts to strengthen Dubuque’s workforce, “employee instability creates business instability. This affects the business’ bottom line. Workplace Stabilty offers tools and solutions that business leaders can implement to help their employees boost their performance and retention.”

This event is co-sponsored by Dubuque Works, a Greater Dubuque Development Corporation initiative funded by the City of Dubuque, Dubuque County, and the Q Casino/Dubuque Racing Association, and the Tri-State Human Resource Association. The keynote is designed for CEOs, executives, human resource professionals, and managers and supervisors, with a workshop following to go more in-depth for human resource and other key staff with continuing education credits available. The event is free and open to the public and will include the Workplace Stability book, breakfast, and refreshments. Register for the event at: or click on the link, above.

For more information contact Ermina Soler: or 563.589.6909.