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  1. Comparison table of sustainability reporting frameworks

    20 November, 2018 | Infographic

    A comparison table of some of the leading sustainability reporting frameworks. The table highlights key characteristics of these frameworks, including: intended purpose, target audience, focus areas, and geographic scope.

  2. Human Capital Analytics Center Newsletter - November 2018

    20 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    As the labor market further tightens, it's becoming increasingly difficult to recruit and retain qualified workers

  3. Sustainability Center Newsletter - November 2018

    20 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    China's new national policy priorities for sustainability are closely aligned with many of the global goals that underpin the 2030 Agenda

  4. Strategic HR Center Newsletter - November 2018

    19 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    Hype about the growth of the nontraditional workforce exceeds reality—data shows the share of nontraditional workers today is no different than it was 20 years ago

  5. 28 Truths about Customer Experience

    16 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies that offer the best customer experiences do so by building trust and connecting with people on an emotional level. Implement change management to get all employees to provide the same experience in the same way.

  6. Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Center Newsletter - November 2018

    16 November, 2018 | Newsletter

    As corporate citizenship becomes increasingly global—and competitive—companies face new organizational, governance, and technological challenges that cut across national and business cultures

  7. China Center Quick Note: Mind the Gaps

    15 November, 2018 | China Center Publications

    Breakthrough opportunities for MNCs in China always lie in the gaps between indigenous capabilities and targets set forth in national plans. In this “new era” in China, national planning targets, more grandiose than ever, are far beyond indigenous capabilities to achieve them.

  8. 25 Truths about Data and the Workplace of the Future

    15 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Employee data collection benefits companies: it answers talent riddles and helps fine-tune human resources policies. But there are analytics pitfalls: bias in data, difficult ambiguities, and survey fatigue among employees.

  9. 20 Truths about Corporate Development

    15 November, 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    The US deal market stands poised for a banner year. Big transactions are back with a vengeance and are increasingly crossing industry lines, as with CVS and Aetna. In these deals, sensitivity to people and culture is the only way to preserve the innovations companies seek.

  10. Five Ways Companies Use Signposts of Innovation

    15 November, 2018 | Publication

    We spoke with leaders of member companies involved with innovation at a large US defense contractor and at specialty materials company Eastman Chemical Company to find out which aspects of the signposts they find most useful.

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