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Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with long-term interests of the organization in a global environment. Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.

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  1. Human Capital Analytics @ Work,Volume 2

    May 2017

    Our discussions with practitioners at leading organizations (including GM, Shell, Verizon, and NSA) and review of HCA surveys and literature reveal that the gap between what organizations could do and are doing is shrinking. 

  2. 20 Truths about Strategic HR: Insights from the 3rd Annual Strategic HR Conference

    May 2017

    Practitioners say they have experienced more internal and external change in the past two years than ever before in their entire careers. HR can help companies navigate this change.

  3. 25 Truths about Health Care: Insights from the 17th Annual Health Care Conference

    April 2017

    Companies are taking a more holistic approach to their wellness programs by expanding them to include emotional and financial health.

  4. 25 Truths about Joint Ventures

    April 2017

    More and more, companies are looking to joint ventures: to help topline growth, allay local fears about loss of intellectual property to foreign competitors, and to help companies enter new international markets. 

  5. 30 Truths about Cybersecurity

    April 2017

    There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that don’t know it yet. Cyber risk is not just an IT concern, but a crucial business issue.

  6. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  7. China Center Reference Paper: The New China Ideology -- Trump's Team

    April 2017

    The people the new president surrounds himself with will shape the future of US-China business relations. Who are they and what do we know about their thinking?

  8. Donor Advised Funds: Democratizing Philanthropy to Change the World

    April 2017

    This Giving Thoughts article describes how donor advised funds (DAFs) can democratize personal giving in and beyond the workplace, at a time when concerted philanthropic effort is needed to meet the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  9. 22 Truths about Strategic Community Impact: Insights from the Strategic Community Impact Symposium

    March 2017

    Becoming involved in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals can help companies boost employee engagement, increase brand value and customer loyalty, build trust, and reinforce the social contract with society.

  10. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Future of Work (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2017)

    March 2017

    This series focuses on the Future of Work and how technology is transforming every aspect of work—and in the process, opening a Pandora’s box of complex issues for today’s human capital practitioners.

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