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  1. Unemployment Rate Does Not Fully Capture Labor Market Slack
    The unemployment rate may be overestimating current labor market tightness. An exercise on monthly employment changes shows that 63 percent of all newly employed people aged 25 to 54 in October 2018 were not actively looking for a job in the previous month. If employers are looking for slack in the labor market, they should find better ways to source and recruit the people who are not looking for work and allegedly not willing to work.
    (Labor Markets Blog, December 2018)

  2. Living Your Purpose: Driving and Measuring Business Adoption
    Leading businesses are turning to purpose to articulate their mission, power growth, unite and motivate the organization, and become future-ready in a world of non-stop change. Companies can and should use purpose intentionally to figure out how to run their businesses.
    (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, December 2018)

  3. Q&A with Daniel Sunderland: Deloitte Chief Auditor’s Perspectives on the Job Description of a Corporate Director
    This Q&A with Daniel Sunderland discusses the job of the corporate director from his perspective as Chief Auditor at Deloitte. He touches on topics like the influence of the external auditor in the job of the corporate director and the definition of tone at the top.
    (The Governance Center Blog, December 2018)

  4. Mayo Clinic Communications: Investing in our Talent
    As strategic consultants to senior leaders, communicators play a critical role in driving outcomes, which makes it important for communications teams to develop robust employee development plans that suit the needs of the organization. Mayo Clinic begins with identifying accountabilities, establishes required competencies at each level, and tracks career progression tailored to individual employees’ own goals.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, December 2018)

  5. A Case Study in Vitality: How John Hancock Improved Consumer Engagement in Life Insurance
    How do you make life insurance fun and engaging for consumers? Brooks Tingle, President and CEO of John Hancock Insurance, spoke at the recent Customer Experience Conference on how John Hancock uses technology and consumer insights to enhance and innovate the customer experience in life insurance.
    (Consumer Dynamics Center Blog, December 2018)

  6. Making Intangibles Tangible—Linking Corporate Attributes to Market Cap
    An organization’s culture of innovation can be a robust predictor of financial performance, which highlights the importance to companies of measuring intangible assets. With intangible assets growing exponentially as a component of enterprise value, it is unproductive to allow them to go unmanaged.
    (Society for New Communications Research Blog, December 2018)

  7. President George H.W. Bush was a Catalyst for Building Corporate Volunteer Programs
    Corporate volunteering is now a global practice that was boosted by President George H.W. Bush's founding of Points of Light and the National Council on Workplace Volunteering. As the country remembers the 41st President, reflecting on his work to encourage employees to use their expertise in service to their communities can help motivate companies and their employees to continue his legacy.
    (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, December 2018)

  8. Corporate Giving Increases 15 Percent Over Three Years
    Total corporate giving has increased more than 15 percent over three years to a record $23.8 billion, as companies have become more generous. The growing economy and favorable tax cuts have left some companies with healthy cash reserves and many have promised to direct a portion to their communities.
    (Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy Blog, November 2018)

  9. Navigating sustainability reporting frameworks
    For companies embarking on the practice of sustainability reporting it can be challenging to discern between the various reporting frameworks and guidelines. To ease this process, The Conference Board developed a table comparing some of the leading sustainability reporting frameworks.
    (Sustainability Center Blog, November 2018)

  10. Is the Goldilocks economy over?
    Inflationary pressures will rise in the coming year even though we project the US economy to slow down in 2019. Rumors that the Philips Curve (low unemployment rate = faster inflation) is dead have been greatly exaggerated. A continuing tightening of the labor market and further demographic slowdown will result in higher producer prices and wages. The likelihood for above two percent inflation rate is higher in 2019 than at any other time in the past 25 years.
    (Labor Markets Blog, November 2018)