The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Fri, 26 Aug 2016 03:08:38 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2016 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. China CEO Council Session Report - Getting through to 2022 <p>A simplified summary of selected premises and insights from the June 2, 2016, China CEO Council meeting in Beijing. Some 30 MNC country heads and deputies attended the session, which was hosted by Microsoft.&nbsp;This report summarizes and supplements the PowerPoint workshop decks used for the session.</p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7268 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7268 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>Despite modest improvement in manufacturing, persistent overcapacity continues to weigh on emerging markets&rsquo; growth in 2016.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7264 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7264 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>US economic expansion continues to disappoint.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7266 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7266 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>This month, we try to read the earliest data on confidence and industrial production to understand what impact Brexit will have on the real economy. Surveys show so far a modest negative impact in 2016 in the Euro Area but a much larger slump in the UK.</p> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7267 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7267 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p>Monthly economic series report</p> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7269 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7269 China Center Quick Note: China&#39s New &quotGoing Out&quot <p>China&rsquo;s previous Going Out campaign was dominated by large, old-economy, industrial SOEs, but that has changed rapidly over the past two years; new key players &ndash; both State and private &ndash; are now focused on new-economy innovation prizes.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7263 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7263 The Brexit Effect: Unpacking the Impact of Uncertainty on the Economy <p>Low confidence, high uncertainty, and postponed investment decisions are some of the short-term impacts we can expect from the United Kingdom&rsquo;s stunning decision to leave the European Union.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7262 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7262 The End of Cold, Hard Cash and the Global Shift toward Cashless Consumer Payments <p>We summarize the global shift to cashless consumer payments and the opportunities for consumer-facing businesses as they navigate the change.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7261 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7261 25 Truths about Sustainability: Insights from the Sustainability Summit <p>There&rsquo;s good and bad news in sustainability. Good: more businesses are taking sustainability seriously. Bad: for many, &ldquo;growth&rdquo; still means &ldquo;selling more product.&rdquo; The solution: sustainable innovations that also drive business growth.</p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7260 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7260 17 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 12th Annual Women's Leadership Conference <p>Companies and their employees need to shape cultural changes in both society and the workplace to improve the chances of women holding CEO and board member positions.</p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7259 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7259 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>Emerging markets have shrugged off the Brexit panic, for now, but show little sign of growth acceleration for the rest of the year.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7258 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7258 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>&reg;</sup> European View <p>The Euro Area was on a moderate recovery path before the EU referendum. In reaction to Brexit, investors moved their capital toward less risky assets, bringing to the surface the weakness of the Italian banks and uncertainty around future investment decisions.</p> Tue, 26 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7257 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7257 25 Truths about Branding: Insights from the Annual Brand Conference <p class="3S-Introtext"><span>B</span><span>rands are striving to amplify word of mouth in social media, keep </span><span>their</span><span> voice consistent across platforms, and ride the momentum of </span><span>changes</span><span> in the digital landscape.</span></p> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7256 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7256 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The US economy is on a below 2 percent growth path.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7255 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7255 US Salary Increase Budgets for 2017 <div>US salary increase budgets for 2016 have a median increase of 3.00 percent, the same percentage as the&nbsp;previous six years. Projections for 2017 are also 3.00 percent.</div> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7254 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7254 Deciphering Labor and Skill Shortages in Asia with Workforce Analytics <p>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.</p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7253 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7253 Job Satisfaction: 2016 Edition: Tightening Labor Market Means More Opportunity, More Satisfaction <p>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.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7250 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7250 25 Truths about Diversity & Inclusion: Insights from the 20th Annual Diversity & Inclusion Conference <p>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.</p> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7249 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7249 Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? <p class="Default">Within an enterprise, digital transformation often leads to significant changes in business strategy that &nbsp;may reshape a company or disrupt an entire industry. These changes translate into new human capital challenges.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7247 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7247 Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? (CHRO Business Implications) <p>&ldquo;Can we combine talent data with other kinds of data to demonstrate to others how talent factors are related to business outcomes?&rdquo; and nine other digital transformation-related questions CHROs should ask now.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7246 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7246