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2016

  1. 20 Truths about Human Capital Analytics: Insights from the 2016 Human Capital Analytics Conference

    05 December, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    As human capital analytics grows, it is no longer considered merely optional to HR strategy. Early adopters have used HCA to increase HR efficiency as well as overall business performance. 

  2. 25 Truths about Talent Acquisition: Insights from the 3rd Annual Talent Acquisition Conference

    29 November, 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Talent acquisition is no longer a support function—it is a strategic partner that can help a company make money. Attracting the right people is the big challenge.

  3. Sustainability Practices Dashboard

    29 November, 2016 | Research Report

    The Conference Board Sustainability Practices Dashboard analyzes the most recent disclosure of environmental and social practices by public companies around the world. 

  4. Sustainability Practices 2016 Key Findings

    29 November, 2016 | Research Report

    One key finding from the 2016 Sustainability Practices Dashboard: while an increasing number of companies include sustainability performance metrics as a factor in executive compensation, they are routinely reticent to disclose the specifics of those metrics.

  5. Every Other One: A Status Update on Women on Boards

    21 November, 2016 | Committee for Economic Development

    In this paper, CED outlines its plan for direct outreach to the nominating committees of prominent corporate boards and includes recommendations for expanding the criteria for qualified female board members.

  6. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital?

    17 November, 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Based on a literature review, interviews with leading experts, and company examples, this report builds the foundation for a series of reports to be released in the next few years.

  7. A Strategic Cyber-Roadmap for the Board

    17 November, 2016 | Director Notes

    This Directors Notes reviews five director case studies of cyberrisk governance.

  8. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    17 November, 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  9. China Center Quick Note: New China Model(s) -- Revisiting the MNC Playbook for a Rapidly Changing China

    17 November, 2016 | China Center Publications

    History shows that alignment with and contribution to desired growth model outcomes, as recognized and appreciated from the perspective of China’s leading group at the time, can beget market opportunities for MNCs, quid pro quo.

  10. Navigating the New Digital Economy: Driving Digital Growth and Productivity from Installation to Deployment

    16 November, 2016 | Key Business Issues Listing

    Companies are massively investing in digitization, but the results are variable and trends are moving so quickly that strategizing is very difficult.

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