Central and Eastern Europe has one of the tightest labor markets in the world
January 17 | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is the region with perhaps the most severe shortage of labor in the world. Many companies with operations in this region are running into hiring difficulties and labor costs are rapidly rising. While a problem for companies, workers are benefiting and taking home large real wage gains.
Will AI Regulation Stifle Potential for Social Good?
January 03 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Artificial intelligence (AI) could help to address significant societal challenges, including those identified in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For organizations that seek to use such technology for social good, an understanding of the existing use cases and potential for social impact should be considered within the context of a heightened regulatory framework that might stifle successes.
Q&A with Sharad Jain: PwC Governance Insights Center Partner’s Perspectives on the Job of a Corporate Director
January 03 | Sharad Jain, Partner, Governance Insights Center, PwC | Gary Larkin, Research Associate, Corporate Leadership, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
This Q&A with Sharad Jain discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as a partner with PwC’s Governance Insights Center. He touches upon topics like the external auditor’s direct reporting line to the audit committee and the challenge of a board’s oversight of a company’s tone at the top.
What's Ahead for 2019
January 02 | Alexander Parkinson, Senior Researcher and Director, Society for New Communications Research (SNCR), The Conference Board | Nora Ganim Barnes, Chancellor Professor of Marketing,Director, Center for Marketing Research, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth | Shel Holtz, Principal, Holtz Communication and Technology | Jan Botz, Program Director, Corporate Communications Strategy Council and Internal Communications Council II, The Conference Board | Gretchen Fox, Co-Founder, MTO Agency | Comments (0)
Marketing and communications teams should expect to focus more heavily on their company's response to social and political issues, as social and business activism show no sign of abating. This is among the key prognostications for the industry in 2019 discussed by the Society for New Communications Research of The Conference Board (SNCR) fellows.
The Unemployment Rate Does Not Fully Capture Labor Market Slack
December 13 | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The unemployment rate may be overestimating current labor market tightness. An exercise on monthly employment changes shows that 63 percent of all newly employed people aged 25 to 54 in October 2018 were not actively looking for a job in the previous month. If employers are looking for slack in the labor market, they should find better ways to source and recruit the people who are not looking for work and allegedly not willing to work.