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Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow's Manufacturing Talent Challenges <p>When manufacturing leaders are subpar, their lack of skills affects your entire talent supply chain.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2911 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2911 China Economist and Business Planners Roundtable -- Session Report <p>A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the December 2014 China Economists and Business Planners Roundtable.</p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2912 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2912 Sustainability Practices 2015 Key Findings Key findings from the <em>Sustainability Practices Dashboard 2015</em>, the comprehensive database and online benchmarking tool that captures the most recent environmental and social practices by large public companies globally. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2908 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2908 Sustainability Practices 2015 Dashboard The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2909 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2909 The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Growth outlooks for the emerging economies are mixed, with increasing uncertainties in 2015 Mon, 23 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Modest upsides in the European economy materialize, as concerns over Greece remain.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2906 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2906 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The year 2015 is off to a good start, remaining fairly strong relative to long-term trend.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2907 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2907 The Gateway to Effective Employee Engagement and Improved Performance: Insights from the 2014 Talent Acquisition and Onboarding Conference <p>Companies are realizing the best talent is often already employed and that the best way to attract them is to have a strong talent brand.</p> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2910 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2910 Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps: Implications for the CHRO With talent shortages looming, companies may rely too much and too quickly on their default strategies without asking the right questions or fully examining available options. This report provides case studies and sample questions for CHROs. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2903 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2903 Buy, Build, Borrow, or None of the Above? New Options for Closing Global Talent Gaps As talent shortages become all too real for HR practitioners, unique and creative solutions are going to be required to bridge the resulting gaps—and most likely not the ones routinely used. This report explains how to determine those solutions. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2904 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2904 Rethinking Today’s Succession Strategies to Address Tomorrow’s Business Reality: Insights from the 2014 Succession Management Conference <p>To successfully address future business challenges, organizations need to be strategic about how they plan for future leadership. This includes identifying high performers early and preparing leaders through experiential learning.</p> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2905 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2905 The Evolution of D&I Management: Current Trends in an Era of Globalization Implementing behavioral interventions to address unconscious bias and using analytics to measure D&I progress are two practices uncovered in our interviews with over 30 D&I thought leaders. Thu, 05 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2901 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2901 The DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures (Strategic Overview) <p>Highly engaged workforces can mean the difference between surviving and winning. Engagement boosts business performance, agility, and retention of talent. But exactly how do organizations achieve higher levels of engagement?</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2902 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2902 GLOBAL ECONOMIC OUTLOOK 2015 How Will the Global Economy Cope with Slowing Workforce Growth: Implications for the CHRO <p>Smaller labor supply slows economic growth. Labor productivity can offset this, and it will mainly come from investments in innovation and new technology. But to see returns, CHROs will need to maximize their human capital.</p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2898 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2898 China Center Data Flash: Despite the 2014 GDP print, weakness prevails in Q4 <p>In January, the NBS announced that China&rsquo;s Q4 GDP growth came in at 7.3 percent, unchanged from Q3, and leading to full-year growth of 7.4 percent for 2014. We are highly skeptical of this topline print. However, we do see some important trends.</p> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2899 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2899 Diversity on Corporate Boards: How Much Difference Does “Difference” Make? This report evaluates the case for diversity on corporate boards of directors in light of competing research findings and suggests strategies to promote more inclusive boards. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2897 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2897 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The year 2015 should finally see a stronger economic expansion.</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2895 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2895 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Quantitative easing, a low euro, and cheap oil provide modest upsides for an otherwise sluggish European economy.</p> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2896 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2896 Framing Social Impact Measurement: CHRO Implications <p>For human resources professionals, impact often comes in the form of social outcomes, talent development, and business value. Measuring these effectively could mean more successful employee engagement.</p> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2894 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2894 China Center Chart of the Week: Pricing for newly constructed real estate – between a rock and a hard place <p>Despite the apparent weakening of buyer sentiment towards real estate in China, average prices of newly constructed apartments reportedly dropped by only 3.2 percent in 2013, even though sales of new apartments reportedly dropped by 8.9 percent.</p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2891 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2891 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (CHRO) CEOs cite high-quality talent as their most critical business challenge, and they expect human capital practitioners to devise effective “grow-your-own” strategies to engage and develop their future workforces. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2886 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2886 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations (Strategic Overview) In the current slow-growth global economic environment, CEOs say they are relying on product and process innovation, more productive use of technology, a stronger leadership bench, and increased employee engagement to contribute to organizational success. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2887 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2887 The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: Creating Opportunity out of Adversity—Building Innovative, People-Driven Organizations CEOs are undeterred in their quest for new sources of growth and show few signs of hunkering down in the defensive postures seen in the years immediately following the 2008 financial crisis. Wed, 07 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2888 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2888 Navigating the Sustainability Transformation <p>This report describes a four-stage model for companies to progress from engaging initially with sustainability to accelerating, leading, and, ultimately, transforming their businesses.</p> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2885 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2885 The 2014 Executive Coaching Survey 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. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2884 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2884 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Europe’s 2015 growth is poised for some strengthening, but maybe not enough to keep potential output from falling.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2881 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2881 Creating the Right Voice and Content for Social Media <p>Companies must craft the right brand voice and content to get a bigger impact from their social branding efforts. Firms are expanding their view of their customers for more opportunities to engage with them.</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2882 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2882 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The US economy is poised to strengthen moderately while global headwinds provide some pushback</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2883 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2883 China Center Quick Note: The AML Battleground - Looking Behind and Beyond the Current Regulatory Salvo <p>History suggests that current Anti-Monopoly Law (AML) machinations emanate from a deep love of and dependence on elite-controlled monopolies in China, and a deep hatred of foreign positions that contest them.</p> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2880 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2880 The Future China Business Leader: The Challenges of Being a Global Leader in an Era of "Painful Happiness" 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. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2877 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2877