Mary B. Young, D.B.A.
Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
Mary B. Young is principal researcher in human capital at The Conference Board.
Young leads The Conference Board program of research on strategic workforce planning (SWP). Trained in organizational behavior and organizational development, she has studied strategic workforce planning’s emergence and evolution as a business process in more than 70 companies. Drawing upon her skills as a long-time journalist, she has completed numerous in-depth case studies describing how companies implement SWP and has presented her research fi ndings at corporate meetings in the North America, Asia-Pacifi c, and Europe.
Her research on SWP is available in twenty research publications from The Conference Board, including: Scenario Planning for Human Resources and Strategic Workforce Planning (2014), Addressing National Talent Shortages (2013), Bringing Contingent Workers inside the SWP Tent (2013), Strategic Workforce Planning across National Borders (2012), Managing Human Capital Risk (2011), Strategic Workforce Planning in Global Organizations (2009), Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning (2009), Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing and Recruiting a Mature Workforce (2007), and Strategic Workforce Planning (2006). Young is the author of numerous Executive Action Reports on global human capital issues.
Young’s research on human resource issues has been cited in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, USA Today, Time, Business Week, and National Public Radio’s Morning Edition. With more than 20 years’ experience in organizational research, she has produced studies for the Center for Organizational Research, the Human Resources Policy Institute, the Work/Family Roundtable, the National League for Nursing, the International Association for Public Management—Human Resources, the American Public Power Association, and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. She received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management. She earned an MEd in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a BA in English from Case Western Reserve University.
Publications by Mary B. Young, D.B.A.Executive Action Report
Local Content Requirements and Strategic Workforce Planning
10 October, 2013
What Is Human Rights Risk? Should My Company Be Concerned about It?
10 September, 2013
Better Together: Advancing Diversity & Inclusion through Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning
20 June, 2013
Going Public on HR Data Privacy: Implications for Human Capital Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning
26 February, 2013
Where Do SWP Leaders Come From?
28 February, 2012
On the Level: Strategic Workforce Planning from Micro to Macro
19 December, 2011
Broadening the Base for Strategic Workforce Planning: The Value of Cross-Functional Partnerships
16 August, 2011
Engaging Business Leaders in Strategic Workforce Planning: A Guide to Effective Conversations
25 July, 2011
Sleepless in Delhi: What Keeps Indian HR Executives Awake at Night?
27 June, 2011
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)
14 May, 2014
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013)
29 October, 2013
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 4, 2012)
05 December, 2012
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012)
14 September, 2012
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)
11 June, 2012
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)
21 February, 2012
The Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Strategic Workforce Planning (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2011)
17 October, 2011
Nobody's Perfect: Overcoming the Limitations of External Labor Data to Drive Better Business Decisions
11 June, 2014
Addressing National Talent Shortages: What Countries Are Doing, What Companies Can Learn
17 September, 2013
Managing the Total Workforce: Bringing Contingent Labor inside the Strategic Workforce Planning Tent
08 April, 2013
Five Years of Strategic Workforce Planning Research: What Have We Learned?
16 January, 2013
Strategic Workforce Planning across National Borders
09 July, 2012
The Strategic Workforce Planning Leader's Bookshelf
03 November, 2011
Managing Human Capital Risk
11 July, 2011
Strategic Workforce Planning in Global Organizations
11 January, 2010
Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning
30 June, 2009
Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing, and Recruiting a Mature Workforce
13 December, 2007
Phased Retirement after the Pension Protection Act
28 March, 2007
Strategic Workforce Planning
Forecasting Human Capital Needs to Execute Business Strategy
07 August, 2006