The Conference Board Publications http://www.conference-board.org The Conference Board Publications en-us Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:07:59 UTC webmaster@conference-board.org Copyright©2018 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. China and the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Priorities and Business Strategies <p>Many of China&rsquo;s most pressing domestic policies align with the UN&rsquo;s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. But for most businesses, directly addressing the SDGs is unchartered territory.</p> Wed, 18 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7928 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7928 US Salary Increase Budgets for 2019 <p>Our annual Salary Increase Budgets Survey indicates that the median 2018 actual total salary increase budget and merit increases across all employee groups are 3 percent, as they have been for the past seven years.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7958 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7958 24 Truths About Change and Transformation Insights from the 16th Annual Change and Transformation Conference <p>Digital transformation at an organization may start well but lose momentum. Often the stumbling block is corporate culture. Changing the culture can make all the difference.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7836 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7836 StraightTalk&reg; Global Economic Outlook 2018: Will Trade Barriers Derail the Global Economy? <p>For now, the global economy seems barely shaken by trade policy tensions. But as the business cycle ages, it will become more important to monitor risk factors.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7936 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7936 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>Domestic outlook remains strong despite trade tensions.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7932 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7932 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Economic Series Report <p>Monthly economic series report.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7933 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7933 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>US monetary tightening and ongoing global trade tensions add clouds to emerging economies&rsquo; outlook.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7934 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7934 The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>With global growth plateauing and with ongoing trade disputes, it is unlikely that net exports will continue to be a strong driver of growth in the Euro Area. The Euro Area economy will continue to moderate through the end of 2018.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7935 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7935 China Center Insight Compilation: Dimensioning Chinese Consumption Dynamics <p><span>The following collation of recent China Center reports illuminates different aspects of the unfolding consumption story in China and outlines the implications for MNCs.</span></p> Sat, 07 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7930 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7930 China Center Presentation Deck: Appraising Income Inequality in China <p><span>Income inequality is a serious and growing problem in China, and the impact of wealth and income inequality is clearly observable in China&rsquo;s consumer market dynamics.&nbsp;</span></p> Sat, 07 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7929 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7929 22 Truths about Diversity and Inclusion: Insights from the 2018 Diversity and Inclusion Conference <p>Embed diversity and inclusion into your business strategy to help create a more inclusive culture. The by-product: increased creativity, problem solving, and employee engagement and well-being.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7835 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7835 23 Truths about Ethics Insights from the Ethics Conference Ethical Breakdowns: How Great Companies Close the Intention-Action Gap <p>Most leaders want to do the right thing and know that ethics aligns with success. But tensions between transparency and brand protection can make doing right difficult, especially in the #metoo era.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7927 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7927 Diversity & Inclusion Center Newsletter <p>Millennials are transforming expectations for professional development</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7979 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7979 Corporate Governance Center Newsletter <p>In the absence of a standard methodology, differing approaches make impact valuation an apples-and-oranges practice, limiting a firm&rsquo;s ability to draw useful conclusions</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7968 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7968 Employee Engagement Center Newsletter <p>Tightening labor markets are having a strong impact on recruiting, retention, and labor costs&mdash;and employers are already reacting to the crunch in a variety of novel ways</p> Mon, 02 Jul 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7985 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7985 Driving Digital Transformation: What&#39;s the Role of HR? Implications for Asia <p>Through interviews of experts in Asia, this short report explores the implications for the region of recent research on digital transformation and human capital, including: 1) the new ways HR is expected to deliver business value and 2) the knowledge, capabilities, and skills that HR leaders need to be effective in the digital age.</p> Fri, 29 Jun 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7925 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7925 China's new pollution tax - a breath of fresh air for MNC's, but with important risks to monitor <p>We look at how the new tax differs from the old fee-based system, and what those changes will mean for tax amounts payable as well as broader considerations regarding investments in environmental management systems.</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7924 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7924 The Long Arm of the Law: GDPR's Impact on HR Data (Executive Summary) <p>GDPR mandates that human capital data, much of which qualifies as &ldquo;sensitive,&rdquo; be protected vigorously. What&rsquo;s HR&rsquo;s role in protecting the personal data of employees, applicants, and contingent workers?</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7923 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7923 The Long Arm of the Law: GDPR's Impact on HR Data <p>GDPR mandates that human capital data, much of which qualifies as &ldquo;sensitive,&rdquo; be protected vigorously. What&rsquo;s HR&rsquo;s role in protecting the personal data of employees, applicants, and contingent workers?</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7922 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7922 Communications & Marketing Center Newsletter <p>Social media has moved the goalposts for corporate management</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 UTC http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7951 http://www.conference-board.org/publications/publicationdetail.cfm?publicationid=7951