A deep dive into the data on how housing will affect hiring and retention

CPE, HRCI and SHRM Credits Available

Since California’s housing prices hit an all-time high in June of 2018, the market has been creeping toward a decline. However, nearly half of the 100 most expensive zip codes in the U.S. are still located in the Golden State.

The 2019 Nelson Workplace Trends Report revealed data suggesting that housing is and will continue to be a problem for employers, because the hefty prices lead to longer commutes and the need for higher salaries – as well as contribute to lost candidates and outmigration from the state.

While no one can predict exactly how the housing market will affect employers in the coming years, we can prepare for the worst- and best-case scenarios. In our next NELSONtalks webinar with Dr. Robert Eyler, President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, Dean of the School of Extended and International Education and Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University, we will discuss:

  • What current data suggests about housing’s impact on employers
  • The effect of “outmigration” of lower-wage workers on the future of employment in California
  • Ways employers can prepare for different economic scenarios in 2020 and beyond

Registrants will receive a copy of the executive summary of the 2019 Nelson Workplace Trends Report.

About the Speaker

Dr. Robert Eyler

Dr. Robert Eyler is President of Economic Forensics and Analytics, specializing in public policy analysis for firms and governments. He is also Dean of the School of Extended and International Education and Professor of Economics at Sonoma State University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and a B.A. in Economics at CSU, Chico. He is often called up by the media for his expertise, provides economic impact analyses for both private firms and public entities to help guide public policy, and acts as an expert witness and forensic economist mainly for wine industry clients. Robert has been a visiting scholar at both the University of Bologna and Stanford University. Robert is a Sonoma County native, and his family have been sheep and cattle ranchers in Marin and Sonoma counties since 1910.