The Americas Publications


  1. US Salary Increase Budgets for 2017
    US salary increase budgets for 2016 have a median increase of 3.00 percent, the same percentage as the previous six years. Projections for 2017 are also 3.00 percent.
    (Research Report, July 2016)

  2. Deciphering Labor and Skill Shortages in Asia with Workforce Analytics

    This report profiles labor markets in China, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines and provides guidelines for using workforce analytics to address talent concerns in the region.

    (Research Report, July 2016)

  3. Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction

    Nearly half of US workers (49.6 percent), the highest percentage since 2005, are satisfied with their jobs. The tightening labor market may be partly responsible for this uptick in sentiment.

    (Research Report, July 2016)

  4. 25 Truths about Diversity & Inclusion: Insights from the 20th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference

    The diversity and inclusion function is growing to encompass not only race and religion but also sexuality, ability, and thinking. Inclusion means understanding bias and disrupting old thought patterns.

    (Conference KeyNotes, July 2016)

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

    Within an enterprise, digital transformation often leads to significant changes in business strategy that  may reshape a company or disrupt an entire industry. These changes translate into new human capital challenges.

    (Key Business Issues, July 2016)

  6. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? (CHRO Business Implications)

    “Can we combine talent data with other kinds of data to demonstrate to others how talent factors are related to business outcomes?” and nine other digital transformation-related questions CHROs should ask now.

    (Key Business Issues, July 2016)

  7. Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? (CEO Business Implications)

    Consider whether the executive team is equipped to lead digital transformation or whether additional expertise is needed: one of six actions CEOs need to take to accelerate digital transformation in their organizations.

    (Key Business Issues, July 2016)

  8. ICT Asset Prices: Marshaling Evidence into New Measures

    This paper provides the sources and methods used to construct national accounts-style price deflators for the major components of ICT investment: communications equipment, computer equipment, and software.

    (Economics Program Working Paper Series, July 2016)

  9. ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology?

    This paper reassesses the link between ICT prices, technology, and productivity. The currently available information on ICT asset prices and ICT services is put under a microscope, and official prices are found to substantially understate actual ICT price declines.

    (Economics Program Working Paper Series, July 2016)

  10. China Center Data Flash: Flat data in May -- another post-stimulus lull

    Credit growth slowed for the second month in a row, and housing market hyperbole has begun to fade. The Q1 growth spikes in these two areas don’t have sustainable momentum. 

    (China Center Publications, July 2016)