Automation is making a comeback
May 31 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Now, more than in any other time during this decade, we see signs of a comeback in automation activity. The timing could not be better. Labor shortages are becoming a growing problem for the US economy, especially in jobs that do not require a college degree, which in large part are the jobs where automation is likely to have the most impact. From a demographic perspective, this problem is only going to get worse.
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May 28 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Robin Erickson, Ph.D., Principal Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
There are many anecdotes in the media today of employers across a range of industries wanting to hire more people, but not being able to find them: trucking companies facing driver shortages, retailers and restaurants being short-staffed, and construction companies and manufacturers encountering a limited supply of skilled or STEM-educated applicants.
On Governance: Political Spending, Climate Change, Board Diversity Hot this Year
May 28 | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
So far this proxy season, the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues of corporate political spending disclosure, climate change-related reports, and board diversity have taken center stage.
What skills are necessary to build the future-ready organization?
May 24 | Pelin Ozgul, Research Analyst, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this year’s C-Suite Challenge survey, we asked 1,426 C-suite executives for their views on the Organization of the Future through 2025, including what skills will be needed to thrive in 2025 and beyond. The results outline a world of work where skill variety will become critical while organizations are reshaped by new business models.
CEO Succession Planning: 7 Ways to Blow the Drill
May 22 | John Beeson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Why is it that so many companies are ill prepared for the departure of the incumbent CEO, especially if that’s the result of poor performance, ethical issues, death or incapacitation? This article describes seven typical miscues in CEO succession planning, along with suggestions for how improved practices can lead to the preferred outcome: selection of a new CEO who is equipped to address the company’s critical challenges and opportunities and who enjoys the support of the Board.
Pledging 1 Percent to Charity Made Easy For Companies
May 22 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
If you were the founder or CEO of a start-up company or later-stage firm, would you be willing to pledge 1 percent of your equity to charity? Building a purpose-based company from the beginning can be difficult without cash or profit, but pledging 1 percent of your equity is a quick and easy way to get started. Pledge 1% is a global on-line movement that encourages and empowers companies of all sizes and stages to do just that.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 2
May 22 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Progress in the field of D&I is sluggish and often fleeting. To achieve our critical goals for individuals and businesses, we must be willing to question familiar assumptions and re-consider the relevance and effectiveness of today’s best practices.
Annie McKee on her latest book, How to Be Happy at Work
May 22 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Should we expect to be happy and fulfilled at work? In her latest book, Annie McKee makes the most compelling case yet that happiness--and the full engagement that comes with it--is more important than ever in today's workplace. Join host, Rebecca Ray, Ph.D., Executive VP of Human Capital at The Conference Board, as she sits down with Annie to discuss her new book and shed light on the powerful relationship of happiness to individual, team, and organizational success.