16 Truths about Income Inequality
January 2017 | Conference KeyNotes
Short-term thinking has created a corporate culture pushing quarterly numbers over practices that promote solid growth. To combat inequality and its effects, companies must invest in workers, innovation, and long-term projects.
Addressing National Talent Shortages: What Countries Are Doing, What Companies Can Learn
September 2013 | Research Report
Companies can learn a lot about effective strategic workforce planning by looking at the steps India, Canada, and Singapore are taking to shore up their future talent supply needs.
Addressing the Talent Shortage in China and India: Leveraging Women in the Workforce
January 2013 | Executive Action Report
Women are underutilized in labor markets in Asia. Leveraging women in the workforce is essential to resolve this talent shortage and promote both social and economic development in these countries.
Age and Opportunity: Plan Strategically to Get the Most Out of a Maturing Workforce
April 2006 | Council Perspectives
The trend numbers are enough to frighten even the most stoic CEO. In a nutshell: if boomers retire as expected, there won’t be enough people to do the work. But companies can plan their way out of the worst and gain a competitive advantage too
Are Poor Nations Closing the Gap in Living Standards?: Perspectives on a Global Economy
January 2000 | Research Report
Have globalization's benefits spread worldwide? We address GDP growth as well as alternative measures of living standards to take up the question.
Avoiding the Digital Desert
November 2013 | Executive Action Report
Globally, technology developments are taking place at an unprecedented and ever-increasing pace, but, in many respects, European policies and attitudes seem frozen in time.
Affluent Population: Current Assets and Future Demographics
October 2003 | Executive Action Report
The number of affluent households in the United States will continue to increase over the next seven years, according to a recent study. The report also finds despite recent financial setbacks, the portfolios of the well-to-do remain healthy.
Bridging China's Talent Gap
January 2007 | Executive Action Report
Multinational companies operating in China face challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining top managers. Job-hopping and rising wages in China are problems; short-term international assignments are one solution.
A Crisis of Confidence
January 2009 | Executive Action Report
Despite ongoing concerns that the current economic crisis could end up resembling The Great Depression, data so far shows that this recession is in far better shape than the circumstances of 1929.
Can Four Generations Focus in One Place?
July 2013 | KnowlEdge Series Summaries
This overview is adapted from The Conference Board KnowlEdge Series® presentation, "How We Work: Developing the Right Environment to Enable Our Workforce," with concentrations on the multigenerational workplace and office design.