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Aligned or at Odds? Organizational & Employee Readiness to Return to the Workplace
October 30 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board recently conducted two short surveys about organizational and employee readiness to return to the workplace after the lockdowns required by COVID-19. In the August survey with over 1,100 leaders across industries in 20 metropolitan areas, we found that 35% of organizations said the timing of reopening is unknown. Most organizations had implemented safeguarding measures to protect employee health, but only 59% surveyed their employees about their readiness to return. Those or
US Labor Market Roundup: August Jobs Report and the Delayed Wage Crunch
September 17 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
We react to the August jobs report and then discuss compensation trends and why the wage crunch might be delayed. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, organizations have taken several workforce cost reduction measures, including cutting wages and salaries. In addition, with revenues under pressure and many people out of work, employers are entering a new era where wage growth may hit a historical low.
Vicki Shabo and Chantel Boyens on supporting work and care during the COVID-19 pandemic
August 03 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools, workplaces, and other daily arrangements that helped families balance employment with care responsibilities, casting a spotlight on the struggles of millions of Americans trying to make it all work. Vicki Shabo, from New America, and Chantel Boyens, from the Urban Institute, join to discuss the challenges facing caregivers, how it affects US efforts to “re-open,” and what steps government and businesses have taken, or may take in the future, to help
From Immediate Responses to Planning for the Reimagined Workplace
June 10 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board expects that COVID-19 will have many lasting impacts on the world of work and Human Capital processes. To better understand the workforce changes, we conducted an online survey in April 2020 with more than 150 U.S. HC executives. Listen to this podcast to hear our findings about remote work and the cost-reduction actions that have already been taken, as well as the HR priorities for the recovery phase.
COVID-19 Reset and Recovery: Adapting Feedback and Performance Systems during and after a Crisis
May 21 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
This podcast aim to provide audience with practical actions companies can take to best manage near- term, upcoming performance conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several significant trends companies will need to consider if they want to redesign their PM approaches for an increasingly unpredictable future.
Engagement and Reward Strategies to address COVID-19 Challenges
April 28 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
Across all sectors the world of work is shifting to address COVID-19. What are HR leaders doing in response to the pandemic? How can employee engagement efforts be maintained in this new world of work? Join Human Capital researchers Amanda Popiela, Amy Ye, and analyst Calvin Rong as they discuss what practices leading organizations pursuing.
How Employers Can Help With Child Care
January 01 | Kenneth A. Burdick | Comments (0)
Of the nearly 24 million U.S. children under the age of six, 15 million kids have parents who are participating in the labor force. This begs the question: Do working parents have access to affordable, high-quality child care?
Why Mental Health is a Talent Management Priority
November 18 | Michel Syrett, Senior Human Capital Fellow, The Conference Board | Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The current reality is that many organisations have moved ahead with well-being programs but are much more hesitant about developing their response to serious mental health issues. Ignoring this issue is no longer a viable option in a world of talent shortages and will only result in a waste or dismissal of the valuable talent provided by potentially up to a third of possible candidates for promotion and professional development. By engaging with this issue and believing they can make a positive
Overlooked on economy? Rising paychecks for blue-collar workers are shrinking the wage gap
September 18 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Monthly reports on the number of new jobs and the unemployment rate can drown out important trends like these two: After four decades of worsening, wage inequality has started shrinking. And in a twist, America’s blue-collar workers are playing the biggest role in driving that reversal.