Talent Management Publications

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2008

  1. 2008 Executive Coaching Fee Survey

    August 2008 | Research Report

    The executive coaching industry remains healthy, is growing globally, and is moving toward increased standardization. It also commands top dollar.

  2. 2008 Executive Coaching Fee Survey

    August 2008 | Council Perspectives

    This report offers an analysis of the rates organizations pay for executive coaching services.

2010

  1. 2010 Executive Coaching Survey

    March 2010 | Research Report

    This survey by The Conference Board Council on Executive Coaching focuses on external coaching practices as well as the growing use of internal coaching

2011

  1. 2011 Executive Coaching Summit KeyNotes Report

    December 2011 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporations need to develop top talent that can provide global leadership. To meet these demands, organizations are using coaching to help their leaders achieve optimum performance.

  2. 2011 Future Leaders Conference KeyNotes Report

    December 2011 | Conference KeyNotes

    For companies to remain competitive, they will need to develop young leaders early in their careers.

  3. 2011 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    January 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Human resources leaders must make succession management a strategic priority and take the lead in the development of a corporate-wide approach.

2012

  1. 2012 Executive Coaching Conference KeyNotes Report

    June 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    For coaching efforts to succeed, they should be tied to leadership development programs and performance reviews. This step is especially important when developing high potentials, new managers, and young leaders.

  2. 2012 Leadership Development Conference KeyNotes Report

    July 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    The future is already here, but it is unevenly distributed. By 2021, everyone under 25 will be a digital native, and this new generation will require new practices of engagement.

  3. 2012 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    December 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Talent managers should incorporate new neuroscience research into their leadership development strategies and work to promote succession management from an human resources service to a core business strategy.

  4. 2012 Talent Management Strategies Conference KeyNotes Report

    March 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    When the C-suite gets seriously involved in talent planning, it is a good start. It’s even better when mid-level managers are taught to implement talent management tools and processes.

2013

  1. 2013 Succession Management Conference KeyNotes Report

    November 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Succession management should be integrated into every phase of strategic planning, not isolated as an HR activity. If not, the organization may not take it seriously.

  2. 2013 Talent Management Strategies Conference KeyNotes Report

    March 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Innovating Talent Solutions to Deliver Results

2014

  1. 2014 Executive Coaching Survey

    December 2014 | Research Report

    External and internal coaching are being used to develop critical skills. This report focuses on both practices and allows organizations to benchmark against more than 140 respondents.

A

  1. Addressing National Talent Shortages: What Countries Are Doing, What Companies Can Learn

    September 2013 | Research Report

    Companies can learn a lot about effective strategic workforce planning by looking at the steps India, Canada, and Singapore are taking to shore up their future talent supply needs.

  2. Addressing the Talent Shortage in China and India: Leveraging Women in the Workforce

    January 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Women are underutilized in labor markets in Asia. Leveraging women in the workforce is essential to resolve this talent shortage and promote both social and economic development in these countries.

  3. Aligning Performance Measures and Incentives in European Companies

    August 1999 | Research Report

    This report provides survey data and case studies to demonstrate that European companies are increasingly aligning executive compensation incentives to performance measures.

  4. Aligning Strategic Performance Measures and Results

    October 1999 | Research Report

    This research report offers key findings that demonstrate the capability of strategic performance measurement systems to improve business results.

B

  1. Becoming Skilled at Painting with Two Brushes

    March 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Asian and Western companies differ in cultural approaches to talent development, but both can benefit from long-term international assignments and participation in international cross-functional teams.

  2. Beyond Knowledge Management: New Ways to Work

    March 2000 | Research Report

    This report, based on a survey and Working Group discussions, takes an empirical look at knowledge management and organizational learning efforts occurring inside large companies.

  3. Board Asia Newsletter

    August 2013 | Periodical

    Quarter Two-Three 2013

  4. Boomers Are Ready for Nonprofits
    But Are Nonprofits Ready for Them?

    June 2007 | Research Report

    Growth in both the nonprofit sector and in the population of workers over 55 can mean a bonanza for both once nonprofits figure out how to recruit these mature workers.

  5. Brave New World: Recruiting Talent in the Digital Age

    October 2013 | Research Report

    To be effective, online talent acquisition needs to be aligned with and integrated into your company's overall brand and social marketing objectives and practices.

  6. Bridging China's Talent Gap

    January 2007 | Executive Action Report

    Multinational companies operating in China face challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining top managers. Job-hopping and rising wages in China are problems; short-term international assignments are one solution.

     

  7. Bridging the Gaps: How to Transfer Knowledge in Today's Multigenerational Workplace

    July 2008 | Research Report

    Boomer retirements and the “digital divide” between generations make it more important than ever for companies to approach knowledge transfer as a real objective, not just a casual conversation.

  8. Building Risk Awareness into Performance: Integrating ERM and Performance Management

    September 2009 | Research Report

    This report explores the reasons behind the lack of ERM and performance management integration through an examination of the results of a survey of 97 senior executives.

  9. Building a World-Class Workforce:
    Two Case Studies

    July 2006 | Executive Action Report

    While diversity is critical to a world-class workforce, there is an irony when it comes to  recruitment and retention: to achieve true equity, you may have to treat people differently.

  10. Building the Foundation of an Innovative Culture: Human Capital's Role in Making It Happen

    May 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Although most organizations agree that innovation is important for sustainability and growth, few do it well. To help reverse that trend in your organization, this report presents four recommendations and examples from top companies for innovation.

C

  1. CEO Challenge 2011: Fueling Business Growth with Innovation and Talent Development

    April 2011 | CEO Challenge®

    This year’s report is entirely new and features a fully revised and condensed set of 10 overall challenges (down from 84 in previous surveys) and a more in-depth strategy section that highlights the need for clear organizational alignment, teamwork, and s

  2. CEO Challenge Reflections: Human Capital Practitioners Respond

    September 2012 | Executive Action Report

    This report compares the responses of human capital professionals to the human capital strategies cited by 370 CEOs that ranked human capital as one of their top three challenges in The Conference Board CEO Challenge 2012.

  3. CEO Challenge Reflections: Talent Matters

    October 2011 | Executive Action Report

    While CEOs rank talent as a critical challenge to business success, there is disagreement among human capital professionals when it comes to the strategies that best manage and develop this crucial link in the growth chain.

  4. CEO Challenges in the Gulf Region

    April 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in the Gulf region reported a significantly different set of priorities than did CEOs globally, with strategies that reflect the particular business challenges of a resource-rich, energy-dependent region.

  5. Can Four Generations Focus in One Place?

    July 2013 | KnowlEdge Series Summaries

    This overview is adapted from The Conference Board KnowlEdge Series® presentation, "How We Work: Developing the Right Environment to Enable Our Workforce," with concentrations on the multigenerational workplace and office design.

  6. Capturing Butterflies and Making Them Talk

    April 2008 | Executive Action Report

    If companies want to benefit from their employees’ collective wisdom, they need to learn and implement knowledge transfer skills across generations.

  7. Changing Attitudes to Work – What Should HR Do?

    March 2009 | Council Perspectives

    Participants at The Conference Board’s European Human Resources Council Summit issue a set of management recommendations to deal with changing work attitudes.

  8. China’s 12th Five-Year Plan – Implications for Human Capital

    April 2012 | China Center Publications

    China’s 12th Five Year Plan emphasizes the “human factor” in economic development more than any previous FYP. This China Center report distills out the plan’s implications for human capital practitioners and executives concerned about HC issues in China.

  9. Clearing Paths for Critical Foreign Talent to Work in the United States

    December 2009 | Executive Action Report

    The future growth of many smaller businesses may depend upon recruiting highly skilled foreign workers for key jobs. That means becoming better acquainted with the complexities of the immigration code.

  10. Connect, Converse, Create: How Companies Can Generate Value through Internal Social Collaboration

    March 2014 | Research Report

    This report explores why internal social collaboration (ISC) is necessary in the modern workplace, and examines how organizations can increase its adoption and engineer ISC for success.

  11. Corporate Practices in Management Development

    August 1996 | Research Report

    Case studies and a survey examine the best practices of top management development executives.

  12. Creating the Future by Re-creating the Workplace: Insights from the 2014 Women's Leadership Conference

    October 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    There is no question women make great leaders. Both organizations and women can take actions to move women further up the corporate ladder.

  13. Case for Businesses to Invest in Post-Secondary Credentials

    February 2010 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Chris Woock, February 2010 . - EPWP #10 – 01

  14. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2012: Risky Business—Focusing on Innovation and Talent in a Volatile World

    March 2012 | CEO Challenge®

    According to respondents to The Conference Board CEO Challenge®, the race to innovate and the war for talent are just two of the challenges of the current business
    landscape.

  15. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: Human Capital Practitioners Respond

    October 2013 | Executive Action Report

    According to an annual survey of chief executives, CEOs consider human capital their top challenge. How do their strategies to address this issue compare to those of human capital practitioners?

  16. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2013: India Edition

    July 2013 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in India rank Human Capital, Global Political/Economic Risk, Innovation, Operational Excellence, and Government Regulation as their top challenges. Their strategies to meet these challenges reflect the uniqueness of the Indian economic environment.

  17. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: ASEAN Edition

    April 2014 | Research Report

    CEOs in ASEAN are seeking strong business leadership that is able to drive change and not afraid to boldly innovate (and even fail) in a performance-focused environment.

  18. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: Latin America Edition

    April 2014 | Research Report

    This report provides an analysis of survey results from the Latin America region, providing a unique vision that top executives share in these emerging markets.

  19. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

  20. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 1, No. 1 2011)

    June 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    This quarterly publication includes short summaries of important talent management research and articles for the busy human capital executive.

  21. Conference Board Human Capital in Review: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 1, No. 2, 2011)

    November 2011 | Human Capital in Review

    The Human Capital in Review series is designed for the busy human capital executive who values filtered and thoughtfully summarized highlights of significant ideas, topics, research, and trends in talent management.

  22. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2012)

    June 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  23. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2012)

    August 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  24. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 2, No. 3, 2012)

    November 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for the busy human capital executive who values selected and thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of talent management.

  25. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 1, 2013)

    March 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: country-specific struggles for technical talent, the value of being a learning organization, and customizing EVPs for high-risk employees.

  26. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 2, 2013)

    June 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: the global challenge of human capital, internal versus external talent, and teams of star performers.

  27. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 3, No. 3, 2013)

    September 2013 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research. This issue includes articles on: engaging with marketing in recruitment, effects of company reputation, and accelerating leadership development.

  28. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    February 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within talent management research and includes summaries on human capital trends, learning and development, talent acquisition, leadership development, performance management, coaching, and corporate universities.

  29. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014)

    October 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics in talent management research and includes summaries on human capital trends. Topics include China's talent landscape and use of social media to identify potential hires.

D

  1. DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures: CULTURE ASSESSMENT GUIDE

    October 2014 | Key Business Issues

    This brief guide will focus your attention and capture feedback as you assess an organization's culture of engagement.

  2. DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures: ELEMENTS OF ENGAGEMENT

    October 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Assess the level of engagement at your organization and identify the strengths or challenges you may face toward becoming "highly engaged"

E

  1. Engaging Employees Through Your Brand

    April 2001 | Research Report

    Branding is well established as a marketing strategy, and, for most enterprises today, no market is more competitive than the market for employees.

F

  1. Fast Track: Accelerating the Leadership Development of High Potentials in Asia

    June 2013 | Research Report

    A combination of demographics, education, and hyperinvestment means companies across Asia struggle to fill their management ranks. The report explores leadership characteristics, development approaches, and elements for overcoming the struggle.

  2. Fitting the Work to the Worker: Recruiting, Engaging, and Retaining Employees with Disabilities

    August 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This year is the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. What are the barriers to and benefits of hiring and retaining people with disabilities?

  3. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company

    September 2014 | Key Business Issues

    The retirement of baby boomers will create labor shortages in mature economies worldwide. This report covers implications for companies and actions they can take.

  4. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CFO Implications

    September 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Baby boomer retirements will cause labor shortages in mature economies, leading to higher wages and lower profits. How can CFOs mitigate these effects? This CFO Implications outlines actions and provides tools to predict shortages.

  5. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHIEF TALENT/ LEARNING OFFICER Implications

    October 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Baby boomer retirements will create a shortage of skilled workers in mature economies, leading to a “war for talent.” Winners will be companies that fill skill gaps through planning and retraining.

  6. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHRO Implications

    September 2014 | Key Business Issues

    CHROs will play a central role in dealing with the labor shortages caused by baby boomer retirements. This CHRO Implications outlines actions they can take to offset higher wages and minimize profit loss.

  7. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

    September 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Is your organization at risk of labor shortages? This Strategic Overview covers the potential implications of labor shortages and what every function can do to mitigate there effects.

  8. Future ASEAN Leader: Leading Growth and Change in a Borderless World

    March 2014 | Research Report

    This groundbreaking report presents insights, concerns, and opinions of participants in the ASEAN Leadership 2.0 Project on what it will take to lead business in the ASEAN region going forward.

  9. Future China Business Leader: The Challenges of Being a Global Leader in an Era of "Painful Happiness"

    December 2014 | Research Report

    Participants in the Future China Business Leader project believe that, while there is much to admire in Chinese business leadership styles today, future leaders will need to adapt their style considerably to meet a rapidly changing global environment.

  10. Future Organization: New Leadership and Employee Roles

    June 1999 | Research Report

    As traditional command-and-control management structures crumble in the dawning information era, companies are scrambling to build new organizational models.

  11. Future of Knowledge Management

    January 2005 | Executive Action Report

    The revolution never came—but that doesn’t mean that Knowledge Management is dead. In the ’90s, there was a belief that knowledge was critical of business and the gateway to innovation. KM was going to make a difference.

G

  1. Global Talent Management: How Businesses Attract, Develop, and Retain the Best

    September 2006 | Executive Action Report

    To excel at talent management, companies must: make talent management a priority; walk the talk, have a talent identification process; be uncompromising; and coach high potential talent.

  2. Go Where There Be Dragons

    October 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report draws from the wisdom of 100+ executives on seven of The Conference Board Councils in Europe, the United States and Asia to define the global forces that are redefining the structure of leadership.

  3. Growing Talent for Succession

    October 2010 | Research Report

    This report is a playbook that explains how every business can lay the foundation for a growing talent (GT) plan.

  4. Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) 2014 | 2015, Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges

    August 2014 | Research Report

    New research from DDI and The Conference Board spotlights a critical difference between the top and bottom corporate financial performers: companies with higher percentages of women in leadership roles perform better.

H

  1. HR Challenge: Staffing Up to Expand Overseas

    April 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Branching into foreign markets is not impossible for smaller companies, if they minimize the use of American ex-pats and tap into local talent, requiring research, partnerships, and pinpointing leadership potential.

  2. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Criminal, Past

    April 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    TCB Review columnist Laurie Ruettimann observes that as many as a third of young workers have low-level criminal records—and she urges HR people to overlook those transgressions.

  3. HR: You're Doing It Wrong: Looking for Leaders

    April 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Not enough HR professionals or senior executives are challenging the status quo by asking whether there really is a skills gap and a leadership deficiency in the global workforce.

  4. Help Is Here: Today’s senior executive needs more than an assistant. He needs a chief of staff.

    January 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Increasingly, senior corporate executives understand the value in creating the position of chief of staff.

  5. High Performers: How the Best Companies Find and Keep Them

    May 2002 | Executive Action Report

    best practices--all resting on important changes in what employees value--for finding and keeping high peforming employees.

  6. How Industry Leaders Get Customers to Fall in Love with Their Experience: Insights from The 2014 Customer Experience Conference

    May 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    The keys to wowing your customers include having happy employees, putting customers first, and providing a personalized, interactive experience.

  7. How Teleworking Works Best: Organizational Shifts Ahead

    February 2014 | Executive Action Report

    As more people work from remote locations and are no longer tethered to brick and mortar facilities, flexible work arrangements like telework will simply be the way work is done.

  8. How Well Do Corporate Directors Know Senior Management?

    March 2014 | Director Notes

    Companies can improve the quality of their CEO succession and internal talent development programs by fostering regular formal and informal interaction between directors and senior management.

  9. How to Hire Top Performers
    (Hint: They Already Have Jobs)

    August 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Smaller companies don’t have to settle for less. Get an edge in the talent wars with shrewd targeting and robust retention strategies.

  10. How to Make Executive Coaching Work for Your Company and Executives

    February 2007 | Executive Action Report

    With demand growing for executive coaching services, successful programs enhance the skills of key future leaders and align performance to meet the needs of business.

  11. Human Capital Analytics: A Primer

    November 2012 | Research Report

    Human capital professionals have yet to move from being reactive to proactive and predictive. We identify the best practices that lead to rapidly developing a sound human capital analytics function

  12. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Aligning Employee Learning and Development with Performance Management

    March 2012 | Executive Action Report

    A survey of human capital professionals in nine countries in Asia-Pacific identified learning and development and performance management as two of the most significant human capital challenges in the region. This report discusses how to address them.

  13. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific 2011-2013: Strong Brands and Clear Career Paths Help Companies Run the Talent Race

    March 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Strong corporate branding and clear career paths for employees help companies to hire and keep talent in Asia-Pacific.

  14. Human Capital Challenges in Asia-Pacific, 2012–2013: Leadership Development and Succession Planning for the Global Leader

    June 2012 | Executive Action Report

    A closer look at the strategies effective companies use for leadership development and succession planning.

  15. Human Capital in Asia-Pacific, 2011-2013

    October 2011 | Executive Action Report

    Rapid growth in the Asia-Pacific region means that companies there are facing challenges in leadership development, talent acquisition, and retention.

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  1. Identifying Your Company's Leadership DNA: Insights from The 2014 Leadership Development Conference

    July 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies concerned about their executive pipelines should invest in leadership training, especially of high potential employees. The biggest bang from training dollars comes through action learning, stretch assignments, and coaching.

  2. Increasing U.S. Business Investment in Postsecondary Credentialing for New Workforce Entrants

    March 2010 | Executive Action Report

    Can businesses be persuaded to invest in tomorrow's workforce through increased postsecondary credentials?

  3. Integrated and Integrative Talent Management: A Strategic HR Framework

    January 2004 | Research Report

    This report looks at a range of talent management initiatives from the perspective of their integration.

  4. It’s about Trust and Training: Examining Your Organization’s Internal Coaching Practice

    June 2011 | Executive Action Report

    This report discusses ways in which an internal coaching program can provide a cost-effective approach for developing talent, as well as the potential obstacles to success posed by issues of training and trust.

  5. Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce

    August 2009 | Research Report

    This report raises several questions concerning the overall effectiveness of workforce readiness training programs.

  6. Ill-Prepared U.S. Workforce

    August 2009 | Key Findings

    This report raises several questions concerning the overall effectiveness of workforce readiness training programs.

  7. Impact of Workforce Reductions on Layoff “Survivors”

    November 2009 | Executive Action Report

    This Executive Action features data on how layoffs were conducted, what support is being offered to employees who are leaving and who are staying, and some write-in comments on how respondents’ roles and companies are changing.

  8. Incredible Disappearing Office: Making Telework Work

    May 2012 | Research Report

    We offer guidance for executives to start conversations internally about the value of telework and recommendations on how best to implement it.

K

  1. Keeping the Talent Pipeline Filled in the Energy and Utility Industries

    July 2004 | Research Report

    An in-depth look at how utility and natural resource companies are recovering from the power outages and scandals over recent years, in the face of losing the expertise of mature workers as they retire.

  2. Knowledge Management: Becoming an E-Learning Organization

    December 2000 | Research Report

    Information technology plays a major role in facilitating the growth of knowledge management, yet surprisingly few companies use enterprise-wide knowledge management programs or employ a chief knowledge officer.

  3. Key to Optimal Business Results: Insights from The 2014 Performance Management Conference

    August 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    For performance management to be more than mere compensation management, systems must be behavior focused, integrated into workflow and processes, and communicated with care to employees.

L

  1. Labor Market Transitions: from Recession to Recovery

    March 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This report explores the factors in a recovery that drive the employment level and the unemployment rate. It offers an analysis of where the U.S. labor market stands and where it may be headed.

  2. Let Your People Go

    October 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Our thinking about employee retention is too often simplistic and narrow.

  3. Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, Engaging, and Advancing People with Disabilities

    February 2013 | Research Report

    The  median income for people with disabilities is less than half that of people without disabilies, despite significant federal legislation. This report addresses how to overcome this disparity.

  4. Leveraging the Impact of Coaching on Business-Driven Talent Management Practices: Insights from The 2014 Executive Coaching Conference

    May 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Executive coaching is due for an upgrade—from a focus on metrics to a focus on interpersonal communication and the resulting employee engagement.

  5. Local Content Requirements and Strategic Workforce Planning

    October 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Meeting local content requirements abroad is key to a sustainable multinational business model, and HR professionals should be part of their organization’s localization efforts. Strategic workforce planning can help.

  6. Link between Human Capital and Sustainability

    December 2013 | Executive Action Report

    A good understanding of the link between human capital and sustainability can help company directors identify how investing in the right sustainability programs can drive significant improvements in human capital.

  7. Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Implications for the CHRO

    December 2014 | Key Business Issues

    As seen in consecutive years of The Conference Board CEO Challenge®, talent is paramount. So as China's record economic growth becomes a thing of the past, how will CHROs secure talent to position their MNCs to succeed as the future unfolds?

M

  1. Management Challenges in a Changed World

    October 2001 | Executive Action Report

    Based on key issues identified by members of the executive Council program.

  2. Managing Corporate Citizenship Implications of Offshoring

    July 2005 | Executive Action Report

    How can companies handle operational downsizing/offshoring while treating its departing employees with respect and maintaining its reputation in the community?

  3. Managing Talent in Asia: Leadership Challenges in a Time of Transition

    October 2005 | Executive Action Report

    Regional dynamics and differences require firms to manage their organizations flexibly and adjust their approaches to talent management and leadership development to compete effectively in the Asia-Pacific marketplace.

  4. Meeting the Challenges of a Dispersed Workforce: Managing Across Language, Culture, Time and Location

    November 2008 | Research Report

    Distance managers succeed when they develop, support, and advocate for employees they see rarely. A survey finds managers think they’re doing a better job at this than their employees do.

  5. Meeting the Challenges of a Dispersed Workforce: Managing Across Language, Culture, Time and Location

    November 2008 | Key Findings

    This Working Group Report discusses issues like payoff from effective distance management, and selecting and developing employees for distance work.

  6. Mission Accomplished? What Every Leader Should Know about Survivor Syndrome

    June 2009 | Executive Action Report

    This Executive Action report explores the concept of "survivor syndrome," how it materializes, and what to do about it.

  7. Mission Critical: Controlling Costs ... Compassionate Downsizing: Making the Business Case for Education and Training for Transitioned Employees

    July 2002 | Executive Action Report

    Few organizations consider (or have the ability to quantify) the longer-term hidden costs of downsizing to their corporate reputation, customer loyalty, and employee morale, incentive, and productivity.

  8. Main Skill Your HR Chief Lacks

    January 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Recruiting is exactly the kind of experience that every chief of HR needs to understand the stakes of doing HR wrong.

  9. Mismeasure of Work

    January 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Where performance metrics go wrong.

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  1. On The Record with Ivan Seidenberg

    July 2008 | Executive Action Report

    The CEO of Verizon Communications, Inc., New York, New York, explains the importance of developing global managerial talent and implementing cost control methods.

  2. On the Record With.... Sajjan Jindal

    June 2006 | Executive Action Report

    Sajjan Jindal, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of JSW Steel, Ltd.; Mumbai, India, explains his philosophy for corporate success, particularly the importance of maintaining a long-term business view in the face of short-term pressure.

  3. On the Record With...Alain J.P. Belda

    October 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Alain J.P. Belda, Chairman and CEO, Alcoa, Inc., New York discusses offshoring, global talent management, and the need for rebalancing corporate power by ensuring director independence.

  4. On the Record with Barry Melancon

    June 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Barry Melancon, President and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, discusses some of the successful initiatives that the AICPA has taken to build a strong pipeline for the accounting profession.

  5. On the Record with Charles Allen

    September 2014 | Executive Action Report

    “Retaining people in the profession is definitely our biggest issue,” notes Charles Allen, CEO of accounting/consulting firm Crowe Horwath LLP. He tells us how his firm approaches this key human capital challenge.   

  6. On the Record with Jouko Karvinen

    June 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Jouko Karvinen, CEO, Stora Enso, Helsinki, Finland, a manufacturer of paper and board products, discusses succession management, innovation, eastern Europe as a supply source, and environmental concerns among customers.

  7. On the Record with Kathy Mazzarella

    November 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Kathy Mazzarella is one of only 24 female CEOs in the Fortune 500 to date. The Conference Board spoke with Mazzarella about her unique trajectory to the top.

P

  1. A Perfect Match? How Nonprofits Are Tapping into the Boomer Talent Pool

    August 2009 | Research Report

    This report explores the growing trend of nonprofits to recruit boomers and the things both sides need to do to make this very promising relationship work.

  2. A Perfect Match? How Nonprofits Are Tapping into the Boomer Talent Pool

    August 2009 | Key Findings

    This report explores the growing trend of nonprofits to recruit boomers and the things both sides need to do to make this very promising relationship work.

  3. Performance Anxiety: Your people are insecure—what are you going to do about it?

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    Workers feel terribly insecure these days, but it's not about whether they'll be fired—it's about whether they're capable of performing their jobs adequately. Here's how managers can help fix the problem.

  4. Performance Management 3.0

    June 2013 | Research Report

    Many organizations are dissatisfied with traditional performance reviews. The ideal performance management (PM) approach—PM 3.0—recognizes the need for more integration of the process into the overall business strategy.

  5. Performance Measurement During Merger and Acquisition Integration

    July 2000 | Research Report

    Most M&A transactions fail to live up to expectations, but companies that prioritize integration planning and target setting prior to closing are more likely to succeed than those that don’t.

  6. Performance Mismanagement

    July 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    To get results, organizations should consider not measuring people by them.

  7. Prioritizing Your Corporate University’s Development

    February 2012 | Executive Action Report

    An effective corporate university program can provide a competitive advantage.

  8. Promoted to Fail? How Executive Coaching Can Improve Performance in Newly Promoted Executives

    September 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Executive coaching can facilitate a manager’s transition into a position with corporate-wide responsibilities, provided the coaching gives the manager awareness of the position’s complexity and the skills to address them.

  9. Part-Time Executive

    January 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Many top executives, particularly in Europe, are working less and accomplishing more.

R

  1. Ready to Innovate: Are Educators and Executives Aligned on the Creative Readiness of the U.S. Workforce?

    March 2008 | Key Findings

    This report provides the results of surveyed public school superintendents and American business executives (employers) asked to identify and compare their views surrounding creativity.

  2. Recession Aftermath: What the Delayed Retirement of Mature Workers Means for Business

    March 2012 | Executive Action Report

    Fallout from the recession of 2008-2009 has accelerated the trend toward delayed retirement in the United States, making it critical for organizations to manage their maturing workforces actively.

  3. Relieving Pressures to Eliminate Jobs

    July 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Smaller companies are finding ways to "redeploy" employees rather than lay them off. Three models for surviving recessions without losing your investment in human capital.

  4. Report Back: Crowd-Sourcing Solutions to Leadership Issues in Asia

    October 2014 | Research Report

    This report provides a summary of three crowd-sourced events in the Future Business Leader Un-Conference series.

  5. Restoring Quality

    May 2009 | The Conference Board Review

    Subir Chowdhury implores America to change its mindset.

  6. Rallying Cry for Organizational Change

    October 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies should make change management a competency rather than an add-on. They can start by knowing the best practices for executing change and training employees in how to adapt to it.

S

  1. A Strategic Approach to Growing Talent for Succession

    November 2010 | Executive Action Report

    This report describes the fundamentals of a successful GTFS (growing talent for succession) culture, and the basic questions companies must ask as they initiate a GTFS plan.

  2. Second Acts in Prime Time: Helping Employees Transition to Post-retirement Careers

    October 2014 | Executive Action Report

    Innovative firms are rethinking their retirement models to hold on to baby boomer talent and engage employees as they transition to second act careers.

  3. Security Practices ... Security in Mid-Market Companies: The View From the Top

    July 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Is corporate security an expense that should be minimized or an investment that increases business value?

  4. Shifting the Focus: Updating Your Work-Life Approach to Integrate Employee Engagement and Talent Management

    May 2008 | Executive Action Report

    To recruit and retain a new generation joining the workforce, companies need to understand that work-life balance has moved beyond flextime, and adjust their work-life programs accordingly.

  5. Sleepless in Delhi: What Keeps Indian HR Executives Awake at Night?

    June 2011 | Executive Action Report

    India presents unique business challenges, challenges that a number of human resource executives in India were happy to discuss with The Conference Board.

  6. Speaking with Authority—the Case for Teaching English Language Proficiency on the Job

    May 2008 | Executive Action Report

    With more foreign-born workers in the U.S. labor force, the need for on-the-job language training is greater ¾there is evidence it pays dividends in terms of employee engagement and productivity.

  7. Strategic Leadership Development: Global Trends and Approaches

    June 2013 | Research Report

    The view of current global practices in leadership development and in-depth analysis of different regional leadership development approaches this report provides can help organizations improve their leadership development initiatives.

  8. Strategic Talent Management: Where We Need to Go

    September 2013 | Research Report

    Systems thinking, a talent for data analysis, and change management skills are two of the critical competencies that talent management leaders need to contribute to and enhance business outcomes.

  9. Succession Planning....Without Tears

    December 2004 | Executive Action Report

    Rather than putting off succession planning and then rushing to hire from the outside when the time arrives, small companies would be better served by grooming leaders from within the firm.

  10. Senior HR Executive Conference KeyNotes Report

    June 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    As older workers are retiring and new technologies are emerging, many companies are having a difficult time filling jobs because job applicants and current employees often lack the necessary skills.

     

  11. Social Media for Human Resources Conference KeyNotes Report

    November 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    As companies look to increase productivity of human capital, HR’s responsibility for innovation, talent development, and engagement has risen. Firms are using social media to excel in these areas.

  12. State of Human Capital 2012: False Summit

    October 2012 | Research Report

    Responding in part to human capital executives’ stated frustrations, this report examines four opportunities for HC executives to better manage the global talent pool in an unpredictable business environment.

T

  1. Talent Acquisition through Social Media: Managing Risks to Maximize Rewards

    August 2013 | Executive Action Report

    To receive the maximum value from social media investments, companies must understand each channel and its unique benefits and features and be able to manage the related risks.

  2. Talent Management Tomorrow: Seeing Around the Corner to Meet Strategic Business Needs

    September 2012 | Council Perspectives

    This report, the work of eight councils of The Conference Board worldwide in the area of talent management, assesses the current state of the function and then “peeks around the corner” to see what challenges lie ahead.

  3. Talent Management Value Imperatives: Strategies for Execution

    April 2005 | Research Report

    The prerequisite for integrated talent management is a “talent mind-set”—the belief that talent can be developed, differentiates organizational cultures, breeds competitive advantage, and is the future of the organization.

  4. Theory to Practice: Management by Imitation

    July 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Michael Raynor explains how a biography of a leader—even Steve Jobs—cannot serve as a good blueprint for one's own life.

  5. They Can Handle the Truth: In uncertain times, how to handle your employees' insecurity.

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    Amid uncertainty and sinking morale, the most effective way to rid an organization of fear of the unknown is simple: tell people the truth.

  6. Time to Step Up: Challenges and Opportunities Facing Talent Management

    November 2010 | Council Perspectives

    This report looks at the opportunities and challenges facing the future of talent management and addresses four basic concerns that go the heart of the talent management function's future.

  7. Trapped on the Worker Treadmill?

    January 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Why more U.S. workers than ever before are planning to delay retirement

  8. Treat Your Employees Like Consumers: They don't all want the same things.

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    With corporate workforce increasingly global and diverse, HR departments are recognizing the ineffectiveness of dealing with every employee in exactly the same way.

  9. Turning Skills Into Profit: Economic Benefits of Workplace Education Programs

    July 1999 | Research Report

    Employers report that at least one employee skill and one economic benefit is gained from the workplace education program.

U

  1. U.S. Workers Are Delaying Retirement: Who and Why, and Implications for Businesses

    September 2011 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Gad Levanon and Ben Cheng, September 2011. - EPWP #11 – 02

  2. U.S. Workers Delaying Retirement: What Businesses Can Learn from the Trends of Who, Where, and Why

    May 2011 | Executive Action Report

    U.S. workers have been working longer and retiring later since the mid-1990s, but the Great Recession has put even greater pressure on workers to stay on the job.

  3. Unlock Talent Potential to Drive Business Success: Insights from The 2014 Talent Management Strategies Conference

    April 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    A company’s best defense for meeting a rapidly changing business environment is to have a strong succession plan and a pipeline of “ready-now” employees who can step into vacant positions.

V

  1. Value of Training in the Era of Intellectual Capital

    October 1997 | Research Report

    Executives find that measuring the value of training to be very complex and say that the methods of measurement need to be both more flexible and precise.

  2. Valuing People in the Change Process

    March 2000 | Research Report

    Business leaders must wear many hats to manage change well; they must know if employees are change-oreinted and anticipate and prepare for the next big change.

  3. Vets Returning to the Workforce

    October 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Employers have a talent shortage, particularly in technical fields. Returning veterans are an often overlooked talent pool that offers a gold mine of applied and technical skills in these areas.

  4. Voices of Experience: Mature Workers in the Future Workforce

    November 2002 | Research Report

    Presents the results of the Board's Life Planning Survey, which explored the retirement intentions and perspectives of 1645 employees aged 50 and above.

W

  1. Worst Part of the Job

    April 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    No one wants to fire people. That's why managers do it so badly.

  2. What You Need to Know about Performance-Aligned Compensation: Insights from The 2014 Executive Compensation Conference

    July 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    In the wake of say on pay, concern about proxy advisors’ reactions to their pay packages can blind companies to the reason for those packages: to drive performance and create shareholder value.

  3. Where's the Good Pizza Here? That and other, more serious, concerns your company must address when relocating people.

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    If you manage employees who are considering a domestic move, be prepared to think about the concept of domestic culture shock.

  4. Who Needs Long Division?

    October 2012 | The Conference Board Review

    How to adapt today’s education system to tomorrow’s digital workplace. An excerpt from Marc Prensky's book "Brain Gain."

  5. Who Wants to Be a Manager?

    October 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Why we promote the wrong people and then complain when they fail.

  6. Will You Want to Hire Your Own Kids? (Will Anybody Else?)

    August 2009 | Executive Action Report

    Workforce entrants are caught between an educational system that teaches and measures one set of skills and a rapidly evolving workplace that demands another. But who will close the gap?

  7. Will Your People Be Ready? Top executives reveal how they are addressing today's meteoric pace of change.

    January 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Two dozen top executives discuss how they're managing their people to deal with the increasing rate of change.

  8. Women's Leadership Conference KeyNotes Report

    September 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    Corporations and society continue to struggle with the issue of women’s leadership, as the recent scrutiny of women’s work/life choices demonstrates. How can women and companies best address this concern?

  9. Workspace: 9 to 5 is so last century

    October 2011 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Alison Maitland argues that today's flexible work arrangements should not be mere employee perks.

Y

  1. You Can Go Your Own Way: There are as many ways to get work done as there are workers.

    April 2014 | The Conference Board Review

    Companies know they cannot cling forever to an industrial-age employment model. But many modernization efforts are hampered by viewing new work practices through a single lens.

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