The Conference Board Publications The Conference Board Publications en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:09:31 UTC Copyright©2014 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. Proxy Voting Analytics (2010-2014): Executive Summary <p>There&rsquo;s been a fundamental shift in the type of resolutions shareholders submit, and activists are increasingly using social media to agitate for change outside of the AGM, 2014 data show.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 UTC International Comparisons of Annual Labor Force Statistics The International Labor Comparisons (ILC) program prepares international comparisons of economic indicators across countries, pinpointing differences in labor market tightness, unemployment, and labor force participation in various population categories. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 UTC China Center Quick Note: Changes to the One-Child Policy – Anticipating the Impacts <p>In November 2013, China&rsquo;s birth control policy was amended by the Communist Party's Central Committee. However, the potential effect of the new policy remains quite uncertain, and several different interpretations exist.</p> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 UTC From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHRO Implications 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. Tue, 09 Sep 2014 UTC On the Record with Charles Allen <p>&ldquo;Retaining people in the profession is definitely our biggest issue,&rdquo; notes Charles Allen, CEO of accounting/consulting firm Crowe Horwath LLP. He tells us how his firm approaches this key human capital challenge. <span style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 10px;">&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 UTC From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CFO Implications Baby boomer retirements will cause labor shortages in mature economies, leading to higher wages and lower profits. How can CFOs mitigate these effects? This <strong>CFO Implications</strong> outlines actions and provides tools to predict shortages. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 UTC From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: What Retiring Baby Boomers and the Coming Labor Shortage Mean for Your Company The retirement of baby boomers will create labor shortages in mature economies worldwide. This report covers implications for companies and actions they can take. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW 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. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC China Center Special Briefing Paper: Re-Estimating Chinese Productivity <p>In this second part of our Special Briefing Paper series, Dr. Harry X. Wu, Senior Advisor to the China Center, presents the second stage of findings from his 30-year-long work program to re-estimate the quantity and quality of Chinese economic growth.</p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 UTC Designing Global Businesses for Innovation and Growth Organization design can support innovation within a company. It creates the context for innovative activity and the means for delivering results to customers. But the alignment between organization design structures and innovation strategy can break down. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 UTC The Key to Optimal Business Results: Insights from The 2014 Performance Management Conference 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. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 UTC US Salary Increase Budgets for 2015 United States salary increase budget projections for 2015 reflect a 3.00 percent median increase, the same as the actual rate of increase in the previous four years dating back to 2011. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The economy appears to be building momentum toward higher growth.</p> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 UTC China Center Data Flash: Q2 Mini-stimulus already losing steam <p>July data showed a clear sequential slowdown for the domestic side of China&rsquo;s economy, with industrial production, investment, and consumer purchases all slowing in the month.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 UTC The Global Leadership Forecast (GLF) 2014 | 2015, Ready-Now Leaders: Meeting Tomorrow’s Business Challenges 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. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 UTC Corporate Social Responsibility in India <p>Given India’s global influence, there is much potential for its vision of mandatory CSR, which anticipates CSR as a central component of corporate activity, to spread to the rest of the world.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 UTC China Center Chart of the Week: Credit growth in H2 – onward and upward <p>As long as China&rsquo;s current credit dynamics remain in play &ndash; and the credit intensity of growth continues to rise &ndash; fundamental reforms will necessarily have to be sidelined.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 UTC China CEO Council Session Report -- Facing Change: Sustaining and driving growth during uncertain times in China <p>A summary of discussion points, learnings, business issues, poll results, and member insights from the June 12, 2014, China CEO Council, hosted by The Conference Board in Beijing.</p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 UTC Creating Personal Emotional Connections with Employees and Customers: Insights from The 2014 Extending Your Brand to Employees Conference <p>Defining and living your company's larger purpose so that employees engage emotionally ensures that they, as ambassadors, best represent your company brand to customers.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 UTC Opening the Doors of Small Business to Employees with Disabilities: Critical Concerns and Strategies for Success <p>Small business offers perhaps the greatest opportunity for employing people with disabilities in the United States.</p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View <p>Emerging markets are slowing more than expected so far in 2014, and downward risks to the global economy are increasing.</p> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Slow economic growth and disinflation continue through summer, keeping pressure on the European Central Bank.</p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 UTC Proxy Voting Fact Sheet (July 2014) <p>An analysis of annual shareholder meetings at Russell 3000 companies shows shareholder proposals on the disclosure of corporate political contributions doubled since 2009, signaling continued concern about a lack of transparency.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 UTC Working with Analytics at the C-Level: Insights from The 2013 Human Capital Analytics Conference <p>No significant change can take place without the support of top executives, including human capital analytics.</p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 UTC The Growing Value of Brands and Their Contribution to Worldwide Economic Growth <p>The contribution of brands is comparable to that of R&amp;D in most advanced economies. Moreover, the wealthier a country grows, the more its companies spend on getting out their brand message.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 UTC China Center Data Flash: Unhealthy Q2 growth – pursuit of the target at the expense of reform <p>China&rsquo;s official Q2 GDP growth came in at 7.5 percent y-o-y, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics. Our alternative measures suggest that China is growing closer to 5.5 percent.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The growth paradox of slow GDP and strong employment.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 UTC BoardAsia Newsletter <p>Major news covered in this issue includes an overview of the Future China Business Leader un-Conference and the launch of <em>The Future India Business Leader</em> research report.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 UTC Identifying Your Company's Leadership DNA: Insights from The 2014 Leadership Development Conference <p>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.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 UTC Managing Supply Chain Sustainability and Risk <p>Addressing supply chain risk and sustainability in isolation may put a firm at considerable risk. Companies should pursue strategies that recognize that supply chain risk and sustainability are inextricably intertwined.</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 UTC