Human Capital Management Blogs

Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures that employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations.


  1. Better Understanding Foreign Labor Markets: Introducing TCB’s Labor Market Institutions Handbook
    The Labor Market Institutions Handbook: Find for 63 countries an exhaustive range of quantitative and qualitative labor market data.
    (Labor Markets Blog, December 2017)

  2. Has teleworking peaked? Not according to the data.
    The latest data from the American Community Survey (ACS) suggests that through 2016, the trend of shifting towards teleworking is not slowing down, but rather accelerating.
    (Labor Markets Blog, November 2017)

  3. What’s new in the US labor market – November 2017 edition
    Update on the current situation of the US labor market.
    (Labor Markets Blog, November 2017)

  4. Job satisfaction keeps getting better
    Last week, we released the results of the latest annual survey of job satisfaction. The Conference Board job satisfaction survey was first released in 1987, which allows for comparisons over a long period of time. Job satisfaction improved for the sixth year in a row, and for the first time since 2005, job satisfaction has surpassed the 50 percent mark, i.e. more than half of all workers are satisfied with their jobs.
    (Labor Markets Blog, September 2017)

  5. What is Behind the Slow Wage Growth?
    In the past couple of years, unemployment rates have declined significantly in almost all advanced economies. When comparing current unemployment rates to comparable past periods with similar unemployment rates, we find that wage growth is significantly lower at the moment.
    (Labor Markets Blog, August 2017)

  6. A Tight Labor Market is Finally Here
    In early 2014, with the unemployment rate close to seven percent and declining labor force participation, the common concern at the time, in the media and among thought leaders, was that there would be a permanent shortage of jobs, not workers, and demand-driven secular stagnation. The Conference Board, however, was concerned about looming labor shortages.
    (Labor Markets Blog, August 2017)

  7. Labor Shortages Are Likely to Hit Harder in the North
    In this blog, we discuss how the drop in this ratio is likely to vary across states. In a recent report, we developed state level population forecasts by age. We use these forecasts to estimate the gap in the working age population-to-total population ratio in 2030 versus 2015 for each state.
    (Labor Markets Blog, February 2017)

  8. Effect of President Trump’s Executive Order on the US Labor Market: A Primer
    President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. These restrictions have been suspended temporarily by courts. We can examine the role recent immigrants from “the executive order seven” countries currently play in the US labor market as a means of assessing the potential impact of this policy.
    (Labor Markets Blog, February 2017)

  9. Locating the Next Myrtle Beach: Retirement Destinations and Workforce Planning
    Large population changes challenges firms and local governments to adjust their workforce to serve the needs of the new population. Since retirees spend an especially large share of their income on health-related services, preparing the needed workforce may pose an especially difficult challenge.
    (Labor Markets Blog, February 2017)

  10. Using Alternative Work Arrangements to Better Serve Workers and Businesses
    The struggle for talent, which employers have experienced as unemployment rates have crashed below 5.0 percent, represents a new normal. During the next 15 years, the working-age population in the US will barely grow. Going forward, expanding our country’s labor supply is one of our major economic and societal goals. How can this be achieved?
    (Labor Markets Blog, January 2017)