Strategic HR Publications

2016

  1. Getting Yourself and Your Company Ready for Changes to Your World

    February 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    Chief communications officers (CCOs) and executives are juggling new technology and media, CEO expectations, and crisis management—all while steering the right corporate messaging internally and externally. 

  2. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Voices from Europe

    February 2016 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication explores hot topics within human capital research from a European perspective and provides actionable summaries of contemporary literature.

  3. Succession Management That Delivers Results: Simple, Relevant, Agile

    February 2016 | Conference KeyNotes

    HR professionals and companies as a whole must link the succession process to business priorities and take into account macro trends such as the velocity of change and increased regulatory pressure.

  4. International Comparisons of Manufacturing Unit Labor Costs: Sources, Trends, and New Directions

    January 2016 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    Unit labor cost (ULC), defined as labor compensation per unit of output, is a widely used measure of international cost competitiveness. ULC trends, however, differ widely across countries and, traditionally, have been explained in terms of underlying movements in productivity, compensation, and exchange rates. This paper makes a first attempt to adjust unit labor cost measures for product quality differences in export baskets between countries, using unit values of exported products.

  5. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - Chief Talent Officer Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Our research finds that most organizations only have pockets of innovation. They can become more innovative by creating an inclusive culture.

  6. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CHRO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    Can diversity and inclusion make innovation easier? New research indicates that inclusion and innovation are indeed correlated, and that diversity of thought, specifically, contributes to better innovation.

  7. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CFO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    In today’s challenging and complex business environment, companies that innovate with a culture of inclusion are the ones that will continue to grow.

  8. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth - CEO Strategic Implications

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    It is now widely accepted that diverse groups generate more innovative ideas than homogenous ones. But diversity alone is meaningless without an inclusive culture that values and actively encourages diversity of thought.

  9. Inclusion + Innovation: Leveraging Diversity of Thought to Generate Business Growth

    January 2016 | Key Business Issues

    To understand the enablers and barriers to leveraging inclusion to capture new ideas, The Conference Board conducted a global survey of leaders responsible for either innovation or diversity and inclusion (D&I).

  10. Conference Board Economics Watch Emerging Markets View

    January 2016 | Economics Watch Reports

    Renewed financial market turbulence add to downside risks for emerging markets growth