The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:10:35 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2014 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The outlook for the US economy is unchanged, despite financial market turmoil.</p> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2851 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2851 The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Talent Management (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014) <p>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.</p> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2852 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2852 Giving in Numbers: 2014 Edition <p>An in-depth analysis of 2013 corporate giving and employee engagement data from 261 of the world's leading companies.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2849 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2849 Streamlining Product Safety and Regulatory Information along the Value Chain <p>The lack of consistent approaches for sharing product stewardship information in today&rsquo;s complex global economy creates significant business risks that are often invisible to leadership.</p> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2850 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2850 The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: White Paper <p>Presented here with thorough detail and analysis are the trends, dynamics, and factors of the slowdown; China&rsquo;s productivity crisis; the necessary policy reforms; and near-, medium-, and long-term projections for the MNC operating environment.</p> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2847 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2847 Taming the Change Tiger: Transforming Chaos and Uncertainty into Opportunity <p>Organizations need to change the way they change&mdash;to redefine a broader, more accountable, enterprise-wide approach that rides the chaos and achieves the best result.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2845 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2845 The Long Soft Fall in Chinese Growth: Business Realities, Risks, and Opportunities China's economy growing by leaps and bounds is a thing of the past. How should multinational corporations adjust their investment and market strategies and prepare their organizations for sustaining and driving growth in this time of unprecedented change? Thu, 16 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2846 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2846 From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: CHIEF TALENT/ LEARNING OFFICER Implications <p>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.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2842 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2842 DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Create and Sustain Highly Engaging Cultures <p>Organizations with highly engaging cultures continually build on positive momentum in an effort to drive and sustain business performance. This report explores the commonalities among these organizations.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2844 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2844 The US Top Executive Compensation Report: 2014 Edition <p>This report examines salary, total cash compensation, total compensation, and the mix of compensation elements for the CEO and the five highest paid executives of 2,283 US-listed companies by specific revenue and industry groups.</p> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2848 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2848 The Rallying Cry for Organizational Change <p>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.</p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2843 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2843 BoardAsia Newsletter <p>Major news covered in this issue includes an overview of the Strategic Workforce Planning Academy Asia Program and highlights on The Conference Board Key Business Issues initiative.</p> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2841 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2841 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Expectations about more monetary stimulus mount in an extremely fragile European economy.</p> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2840 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2840 Human Capital Analytics @ Work, Volume I Six high-profile companies describe how they use human capital analytics at their organizations and offer advice on how you can best implement it at yours. Mon, 06 Oct 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2838 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2838 The Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View Emerging economies’ performance remain significantly uneven into second half of 2014 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2739 Women on Boards: Beyond Quotas <p>Many countries are realizing that quotas may fail to address the root causes of the shortage of women on boards and are examining alternative approaches to creating true gender diversity.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2833 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2833 Measuring the Impact of Corporate Social Investments <p>Social change is inherently difficult to capture, but there is growing interest among corporate social investors in demonstrating actual deeper impact. This report highlights select aspects of measurement and provides guidance.</p> Fri, 26 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2837 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2837 China Center Chart of the Week: SLF injections are preemptive, not stimulative – and perhaps a baby step toward price-based monetary policy <p>Last week, local news reports in China indicated that the PBoC is set to issue 500 billion RMB to the five largest commercial banks through a tool called the Standing Lending Facility (SLF). This caused a great deal of market speculation.</p> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2836 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2836 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>GDP growth acceleration loses steam as the economy gets closer to full capacity.</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2832 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2832 China Center Data Flash: August data confirms Q3 weakness <p>Economic data for August released last week was just plain bad&mdash;there&rsquo;s no other way to put it. Growth momentum is undoubtedly on a downward trend in Q3, and the weaknesses were across the board.</p> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2834 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2834 The New Imperative: Driving Performance, Connecting to Value Companies increasingly view health care as an important investment and want a greater return: they are still keenly interested in lowering costs but are also demanding better performance and value from providers. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2831 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2831 Proxy Voting Analytics (2010-2014): Executive Summary <p>There’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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2828 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2828 China Center Chart of the Week: No baby boom, but a baby bump <p>China's change to its one-child policy is unlikely to promote a baby boom because working-age people in China today fear the extra burden and cost that a second child brings &ndash; and they are already struggling with familial obligations to care for their elders.</p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2830 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2830 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2829 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2829 The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014) This publication is designed for busy human capital executives who value selected, thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of human capital analytics. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2827 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2827 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2826 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2826 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2825 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2825 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2823 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2823 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2824 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2824 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 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2819 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=2819