Labor Markets Publications

2017

  1. 25 Truths about Health Care: Insights from the 17th Annual Health Care Conference

    April 2017 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies are taking a more holistic approach to their wellness programs by expanding them to include emotional and financial health.

  2. Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

    April 2017 | Economics Watch Reports

    There is a widespread perception that the business climate in the Euro Area is improving. Available data - other than surveys - match these optimistic expectations only to some extent. 

  3. Broken American Dream—Viewed through the Lens of Europe

    April 2017 | Executive Action Report

    In their new book Sustaining Capitalism, authors Steve Odland and Joseph Minarik at the Committee for Economic Development (CED) of The Conference Board detail solutions for restoring trust in the American system. What can Europe learn from proposed solutions for the United States?

  4. China Center Chart Dive: Be Aware of China's Impending Retirement Surge

    February 2017 | China Center Publications

    The age-group composition of China’s population has reached a critical turning point: over the next 15 years, its old-age dependency ratio will double.

  5. CEO Challenge 2017: Leading through Risk, Disruption, and Transformation

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The biggest challenges for CEOs in 2017 come from global volatility and unprecedented disruption. Leaders are coping by focusing on talent, culture, and fiscal discipline, according to our annual CEO survey.

  6. CEO Challenge 2017: Meeting the Human Capital Challenge

    January 2017 | Key Business Issues

    The human capital challenge for businesses in 2017 is about culture and talent. In a year of disruption, CEO respondents to our annual survey emphasize the need for strong organizational cultures that foster inclusiveness.

  7. China Center Chart Dive: China's Long March toward a Diminishing Labor Supply

    January 2017 | China Center Publications

    China is currently experiencing a pronounced demographic shift that will have a serious impact on MNCs in China. Over the past decade, it has transformed from a nation with an abundance of young people to one with an increasingly aged population.

2016

  1. China Center Quick Note: The US election-an unexpected de-stabilizer

    November 2016 | China Center Publications

    Donald Trump’s likely behavior toward China is almost entirely unknowable; until more of his intentions are clarified MNC leaders will need to adjust to a period of persistent uncertainty.

  2. Global Economic Outlook 2017 US: Managing Risks and Opportunities as Slow Growth Lingers

    November 2016 | Key Business Issues

    As the US economy settles into a dismal 2 percent growth rate, what can businesses expect? Higher labor costs and rising interest rates. Smart companies will invest in innovation to increase productivity.

  3. China Center Slidicle: Middle-Aged Women in China—An Unutilized Workforce Opportunity?

    October 2016 | China Center Publications

    Although population aging is unarguably the key driver of China’s constricting labor supply, gender and age discrimination with respect to female workers make matters worse.