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. A State-Level View of 2017 Consumption Patterns
    The Conference Board provides a state level view of 2017 consumption patterns, using their nowcasts of nominal PCE growth by state.
    (Labor Markets Blog, March 2018)

  2. Do investors have a reason to worry about the US labor market?
    The economy is likely to keep growing above its long-term 2 percent trend in the next 1-2 years, but a very tight labor market and higher interest rate are likely to pressure stock prices.
    (Labor Markets Blog, February 2018)

  3. Downskilling: Employers can no longer have their cake and eat it too
    With the time to fill positions skyrocketing, some employers may choose to compromise on the educational requirement of their new hires. This blog shows that some companies have already started.
    (Labor Markets Blog, February 2018)

  4. C-Suite Challenge 2018 Survey – Labor Markets Implications
    In this blog we highlight from The Conference Board C-Suite Challenge™ 2018 the key insights related to labor markets.
    (Labor Markets Blog, January 2018)

  5. Growth in Retirees
    The growth in the number of new retirees has increased and is expected to remain at a relatively high level.
    (Labor Markets Blog, January 2018)


  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)