For Best Results, Involve Your Employees
July 08 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
If you get employees involved in planning recognition activities, you’ll often end up with better activities that are more valued by your employees.
Employee Engagement: Why it Matters For Workers Enrolling in Benefits
July 08 | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employees are struggling to select their benefits. Jargon, lack of communication and poor understanding are some of the issues that plague workers when deciding on 401(k)s, health plans and other benefits, says Rebecca Ray, executive vice president of human capital at the Conference Board.
On Governance: President Trump’s Executive Order and Shareholder Engagement on Climate Change
July 03 | Nell Minow, Vice Chair, ValueEdge Advisors | Comments (0)
There is a great deal of evidence about the increasing sophistication of the assessments that investors, insurers, and others use in applying ESG indicators to evaluate risk and return. The President’s executive order brings the impact of climate change on retirement investments to the fore.
There's More to Content Marketing than Marketing
July 02 | Jeff Pundyk, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center | Comments (0)
Businesses have an increasing need for dynamic access to expertise and specialized knowledge. Today’s emerging technologies can facilitate access through subscription-based services. Many B2B companies have the skills, credibility, and technology to turn what has been a cost center into a revenue generator – and to cement their customer relationships in the process.
What CSR Can Learn from a Washington Lobbyist
July 02 | Jeff Hoffman, Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
How exactly should companies participate in policy development and debate? The corporate sector has influenced policy through government relations for decades, but recently companies have been taking more public positions on policy and social issues. A new book from Tom Sheridan suggests that success comes from working across the aisle.
Report: Director Assessments Are Lacking
July 01 | Rusty O'Kelley, Managing Director, Russell Reynolds Associates | Matteo Tonello, Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
A report by The Conference Board and the ESG data analytics firm ESGAUGE finds that some of the largest U.S. companies with well-regarded boards of directors still lack a sophisticated, strategy-driven director performance assessment process.
The Demise of Local News is an Opportunity for a New Brand of Community Relations
June 26 | Shel Holtz, Director of Internal Communications, Webcor | Comments (0)
Is the newspaper industry "toast," as Warren Buffet has said? Local news stands to suffer the most if so, given that it was the unique province of local newspapers. But that might present an opportunity for companies to take up the cause of local reporting.
The Impact of TCJA on Individual Giving and a Plan to Do Something About It
June 25 | Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy, Americans for the Arts | Patrick Rooney, Professor of Economics and Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy | Comments (0)
Will the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) reduce the amount individuals give to charity? Research from Indiana University's Lilly Family School of Philanthropy suggests troubling phenomena that could bring the nonprofit arts sector to a critical tipping point.