Unveil the Secret to Sustainable Profitability: The Business Case for Good Jobs

Discover the profitability behind prioritizing quality jobs over minimizing labor costs in our webinar on the Business Case for Good Jobs. Learn how low people investment leads to turnover and decreased proficiency, ultimately impacting operational and competitive costs. Explore the transformative potential of the Good Jobs Strategy through real-world case studies, unveiling how companies achieve high performance and customer satisfaction by investing in their frontline employees.

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RSHarmaRiddhima Sharma is Fellow at the Good Jobs Institute. She directly supports executives at large retailers and restaurants as they look towards leveraging Good Jobs to deliver long-term customer and financial value. Prior to joining the Institute, Riddhima worked at Analysis Group, an economic consulting firm, using survey research methods and statistical analyses to understand customer experience and behavior across a variety of industries. Riddhima graduated magna cum laude with degrees in Economics and International Relations from Tufts University. During her time at Tufts, she worked in the Tufts Labor Lab, evaluating the impact of improved labor conditions on worker productivity and well-being in apparel factories around the globe. She received her MBA with a Certificate in Sustainability from the MIT Sloan School of Management.


CharisseConananCharisse Conanan Johnson is responsible for stewarding the firm to deliver on its mission to help small businesses reach their potential. While Charisse has executive oversight of all Revenue-related and corporate activities at the firm, she also works daily to ensure that Next Street hits its financial and impact metrics, attracts, and retains the best talent, lives into its values, and represents the firm externally. Charisse is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Charisse is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charter holder and author of A Wealthy Girl: 7 Steps to Prosperity, Peace, and Personal Power. She lives in Charlotte with her husband and two daughters.


Matt HelmerMatt Helmer is the managing director at the Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program and re-joined the program in April 2022. Matt’s work focuses on developing conversations, narratives, tools, and research that advance job quality, economic security, and race and gender equity for workers with low and moderate incomes. Matt helps curate EOP's Opportunity in America discussion series, oversee the Job Quality Center of Excellence, and lead EOP's work on employee ownership. He also facilitates leadership development programs and manages various research projects. Matt is the author of numerous research publications, issue briefs, case studies, and book chapters. His writing has been featured in The Hill and Fast Company. He worked for the Institute’s Workforce Strategies Initiative (WSI) from 2009 to 2014. With WSI, Matt researched community college and nonprofit partnerships and construction pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship programs, facilitated the Sector Skills Academy, and supported the Reinventing Low-Wage Work and Working in America discussion series.

Tim GarbinskyTimothy Garbinsky is the Communications Director at the NCEO. In his role, Tim works with volunteers, allied organizations, and the press to creatively and effectively disseminate information about employee ownership and advance the NCEO's mission. He earned his BA from Duke University in 2009 and has since worked as a content creator and an educator, skills which he transfers to the NCEO. Originally from Maryland, Tim now lives California's central valley with his wife.