Excellence Awards Continue as SNCR Fully Integrates into The Conference Board
March 15 | Jen McClure, Program Director, Social Media Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Excellence in Marketing and Communications Awards—formerly the Society for New Communications (SNCR) Excellence in New Communications Awards—are accepting case study submissions until March 22nd. The continuation of the awards under The Conference Board's Marketing and Communications Center signifies the culmination of SNCR's full integration into The Conference Board.
Nine Business Transformation Stats You Can't Afford to Ignore in 2019
March 13 | Sherry Scott, President, Gagen MacDonald | Comments (0)
Is your company capitalizing on business transformation or collapsing under the pressure? According to KPMG, in 2016, 96 percent of organizations reported that they undergoing business transformation. Meanwhile, McKinsey estimates 70 percent of change efforts fail outright, often due to employee resistance. It's imperative for companies to get employee buy-in for change by inspiring with purpose-based communications.
Los Angeles: Tale of Two Cities
March 13 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
What do you think of when you hear "Los Angeles"? For many, it's Hollywood, beaches, and palm trees. But the booming metropolis faces a large homeless population, is on the frontline of the immigration issue, and has a troubled school district and aging infrastructure. Companies can help solve some of these issues by collaborating with the local government and nonprofits delivering innovative solutions.
Teleworking continues to rapidly expand
March 11 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employers are facing a prolonged tight labor market for the first time in an era when advanced remote working technologies are available. To address talent shortages, companies can use teleworking to broaden the pool of potential workers. Teleworking is especially playing an important role in addressing talent shortages in white-collar occupations, but less so among blue-collar and low-paid service occupations.
On Governance: How the SEC can Help Mitigate the ‘Proactive’ Agency Costs of Agency Capitalism
March 08 | Bernard Sharfman, Associate Fellow, R Street Institute | Comments (0)
The proactive agency costs generated by mutual fund advisers that hold large concentrations of delegated voting power can be partially mitigated by the SEC.
Off the Shelf Podcast: Diversity in Public Relations and Corporate Communications
March 08 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
If an industry reported in 2017 that it was 81 percent Caucasian, would you say there’s a problem? The public relations and corporate communications industry says yes and it's fighting to improve those numbers. This interview with Joe Cohen, Chief Communications Officer, Axis Capital and President, PRSA Foundation, and Judith Harrison, SVP of Diversity and Inclusion at Weber Shandwick, dives into a new book, Diverse Voices: Profiles in Leadership.
Human Capital Watch 1.2: Moving the Needle on Inclusion
March 01 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
Mary Young interviews Linda Leonard about overcoming the fuzziness of inclusion with hard evidence and driving more inclusive behaviors at all levels of the organization.
What The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge Means for Innovation Leaders
February 27 | John Metselaar, Program Director and Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Rita Shor, Program Director, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This year’s C-Suite Challenge painted a clear picture of how corporations’ most senior executives see the future, and what priorities and interventions are required to succeed in it. We have been looking at the insights through an Innovation & Productivity lens to help Innovation leaders best influence the priorities and efforts ahead.