The Conference Board Publications The Conference Board Publications en-us Sun, 24 Jul 2016 03:07:53 UTC Copyright©2016 - The Conference Board, Inc. All rights reserved. The Conference Board torch and logo are registered trademarks of The Conference Board, Inc. 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 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 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 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 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 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 Digital Transformation: What Is It and What Does It Mean for Human Capital? (CEO Business Implications) <p>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.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 UTC ICT Asset Prices: Marshaling Evidence into New Measures <p>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.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 UTC ICT Prices and ICT Services: What do they tell us about productivity and technology? <p>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.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 UTC China Center Data Flash: Flat data in May -- another post-stimulus lull <p><span>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&rsquo;t have sustainable momentum.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 UTC China Center Quick Note: China & Brexit <p>There are several ways to assess China&rsquo;s exposure to the events in Europe, including examining China&rsquo;s engagement with the UK and the EU in terms of international trade, FDI flows, and the RMB. Equally important, however, is to consider what Brexit means for China&rsquo;s engagement with Europe on a geo-economic and geopolitical scale.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 08 Jul 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> Emerging Markets View <p>Brexit-induced financial instability brings more uncertainty but leaves emerging markets&rsquo; overall growth outlook for 2016 unchanged for now.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 UTC The Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Voices from Asia <p>In the face of Asia&rsquo;s tightening talent market&mdash;with rising concerns about inadequate skilled labor coupled with millennials&rsquo; expectation of work/life balance&mdash;companies must enhance their talent pipelines to outperform their competitors.</p> Tue, 05 Jul 2016 UTC <b><i>The Conference Board CEO Challenge</b></i><sup>®</sup> 2016: Asia Regional Report <p>In this year&rsquo;s survey, CEO respondents in the Asia-Pacific region and India focus on building organizational capability and high-performing cultures around engagement, performance, inclusion, and continual improvement to drive better business results and inspire innovation.</p> Sat, 02 Jul 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> European View <p>Recent moderate optimism on the Euro Area economy has rapidly vanished as a consequence of the unexpected result of the referendum in the UK on June 23.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2016 UTC 25 Truths about Corporate Communications <p>Stakeholders and the public expect companies to play fair and contribute to society. It falls to corporate communications to explain the company&rsquo;s societal relevance and the value it contributes&mdash;beyond financial metrics.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 UTC The Conference Board Economics Watch<sup>®</sup> United States View <p>The struggle to find more growth.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 UTC Corporate Communications Practices: 2016 Edition <p>The function is taking on a more strategic role at companies, as corporate communicators become key advisors to the CEO and the C-suite, the inaugural edition of this benchmarking report finds.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 UTC China Center Chart Dive: RMB devaluation &mdash; a guided market correction <p>Looking forward, a reasonable scenario is that depreciation will remain &ldquo;guided&rdquo; and gradual, in line pace-wise with recent trends.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 UTC China Center Quick Take: China's MSCI Rejection &mdash; Reform and Conform, or Don't Play <p>MSCI&rsquo;s decision to (again) exclude China&rsquo;s A Shares from its Emerging Markets Index is a surprise insofar as the global organization held to its standards rather than bend to China&rsquo;s.</p> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 UTC