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2018

  1. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  2. Blue-Collar Worker Shortages: Navigating a Business Environment of Higher Labor Costs

    13 December, 2018 | Executive Summary

    The threat of labor shortages is more acute in blue-collar and low-pay services occupations than in more highly educated white-collar occupations, the exact opposite of the prevailing trends in recent decades.

  3. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    The gap between the consumer and the business outlook widens.

  4. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    12 December, 2018 | Economics Watch Reports

    While economic growth moderates, internal risks have become more visible, especially in Italy and the UK.

  5. Disability in the Workplace in China

    12 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a ‘carrot and stick’ approach to disability in the workplace – incentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training and retaining employees with disabilities.

  6. Campaign Finance Reform Without Law

    10 December, 2018 | Director Notes

    Given the current legal and political climate, it is time for boards, CEOs, campaign finance scholars, and advocates to look beyond the law when it comes to corporate political spending and its related disclosure.

  7. Sustainability Practices: 2018 Edition—Trends in Corporate Sustainability Reporting in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific

    07 December, 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Sustainability reporting is still not a uniform practice across the globe and remains sporadic in countries where nonfinancial reporting regulation and stakeholder pressures are absent.

  8. Director Notes India: Board Meeting Attendance—Findings from a NIFTY 500 analysis

    05 December, 2018 | Director Notes

    In spite of an Indian legal framework that offers directors many options to attend board meetings, attendance at NIFTY 500 companies is still down.

  9. 2018 Executive Compensation and Succession Practices Bundle

    04 December, 2018 | Research Report

    A new bundled report combining two current reports that represent our most extensive and insightful executive compensation and leadership succession practices.

  10. Disability in the Workplace in China: Situation Assessment

    03 December, 2018 | China Center Publications

    China has adopted a "carrot and stick" approach to disability in the workplaceincentivizing companies to employ people with disabilities and fining those who don’t. The simplistic national employment quota fails to address the complexities MNCs face in recruiting, training, and retaining employees with disabilities.

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Straight Talk November 2018

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