Principal Researcher, Human Capital
The Conference Board
Dr. Mary Young leads The Conference Board’s program of research on human capital analytics, big data for human resources, and strategic workforce planning. Trained in organizational behavior and organizational development, Young has studied the “datafication” of HR in hundreds of companies around the globe. Her current research focuses on the impacts of digitization on organizations, people, and HR’s contribution to business performance.
Young’s research is available in twenty-five research publications from The Conference Board: Inclusion and Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth (2016); Big Data Doesn’t Mean ‘Big Brother’: Employee Trust and Next Generation Human Capital Analytics (2015); Buy, Build, or Borrow: New Options for Closing Talent Gaps (2015); Nobody’s Perfect: Overcoming the Limitations of External Labor Market Data (2014); 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 (2010); Implementing Strategic Workforce Planning (2009); Gray Skies, Silver Linings (2007); and Strategic Workforce Planning (2006).
Young has presented her research at corporate meetings in North America, Asia-Pacific, and Europe. She 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.”
Young received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University’s Graduate School of Management. She earned a M.Ed. in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a B.A. in English from Case Western Reserve University.