March 19 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Cities that are among the most well educated tend to attract a disproportionate share of headquarters jobs. For example, Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Minneapolis all have a far higher percentage of college educated workers than the national average. An exceptionally well-educated workforce is a stronger draw for firms making headquarters location decisions than one more typical of the population.
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.
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.
Explaining Harley Davidson’s Mid-Life Crisis
February 25 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Spending on motorcycle sales are almost exclusively concentrated in middle-aged, white households. It turns out that in the next ten years, the number of consumers in this group is likely to shrink faster than any other population group in the US. We predict that these demographic shifts alone will lower spending on motorcycles by 3.7. Motor cycles are just one example of a product class where a core group of customers is aging out of a key demographic.
Human Capital Watch 1.1: In 2019, What's Keeping Executives Up at Night?
February 07 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
A look at the biggest challenges facing executives in 2019, based on a new global survey from The Conference Board.
The Conference Board Launches Expanded Benchmarking Project on Corporate Citizenship
February 07 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board has launched an expanded initiative to track and benchmark societal investments, and their resulting impact, extending the organization’s 75 years of leadership in corporate citizenship research.
Indications 2.6. Taking the Temperature of the Global Consumer
January 31 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Around the world, business leaders are growing increasingly nervous about 2019 growth prospects. Are consumers following suit? Ultimately, the answer will come down to job availability, income growth incomes, and the purchasing power of their hard-earned money.