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  1. DNA of Engagement: CHRO Business Implications

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    This report explains the role of individual employees in managing their engagement and provides strategies CHROs can implement to foster employee ownership of engagement throughout the talent management life cycle including: acquisition/onboarding, career development, training, performance/recognition, and retention.

  2. DNA of Engagement: How Organizations Can Foster Employee Ownership of Engagement

    27 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    We are in an employee engagement crisis. This report explains how everyone in the organization, including employees, can play a role in creating an engaged workforce. Includes case studies.

  3. China Center Chart Dive: A Balancing Act—Tightening Credit in Financial Markets, Pushing Credit into the Corporate Sector

    24 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Beginning late last year, the Chinese government signaled a policy shift from “pro-growth” to “risk containment.”

  4. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    24 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  5. China Center Chart Dive: Mining Trump's China Tweets—Just 'Flash,' or Indicators of the New China Policy Ideology?

    15 February, 2017 | China Center Publications

    Analyzing President Trump’s pre-inauguration Twitter statements on China may be one lens for assessing future policy directions.

  6. Conference Board Economics Watch® Emerging Markets View

    14 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Shocks and uncertainties moderate 2017 growth projections for several emerging economies.

  7. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    14 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Uncertainty remains the buzzword, yet the European economies are surprisingly resilient.

  8. Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

    13 February, 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    Base scenario continues to suggest a modest upside for the US economic outlook.

  9. Impact of Demographic Trends on Consumer Spending

    09 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    In this report, the first in a series on this topic, we look at the trends that will shape US consumption patterns in the next 10 years. How do these trends affect consumption categories across the nation?

  10. Impact of Demographic Trends on US Consumer Spending: Methodological Notes

    09 February, 2017 | Key Business Issues

    Findings from The Impact of Demographic Shifts on Consumer Spending, draw from The Conference Board’s projections of US consumption and population growth. These notes describe the methods behind those projections.

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StraightTalk® Global Economic Outlook 2017: Uncertainty and Global Growth Make Strange Bedfellows

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