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CEO Challenge®

  1. CEO Challenges in the Gulf Region

    April 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    CEOs in the Gulf region reported a significantly different set of priorities than did CEOs globally, with strategies that reflect the particular business challenges of a resource-rich, energy-dependent region.

  2. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance

    January 2014 | CEO Challenge®

    While CEOs see talent as the critical link in meeting their top business challenges, the 2014 CEO Challenge survey results show a heightened focus on customers and reputation and less concern about regulation and external risk.

Conference KeyNotes

  1. Working with Analytics at the C-Level: Insights from The 2013 Human Capital Analytics Conference

    July 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    No significant change can take place without the support of top executives, including human capital analytics.

  2. Leveraging the Impact of Coaching on Business-Driven Talent Management Practices: Insights from The 2014 Executive Coaching Conference

    May 2014 | Conference KeyNotes

    Executive coaching is due for an upgrade—from a focus on metrics to a focus on interpersonal communication and the resulting employee engagement.

  3. 2012 Human Capital Analytics Conference KeyNotes Report

    January 2013 | Conference KeyNotes

    These Conference KeyNotes summarize the discussions held by the approximately 114 executives who attended The 2012 Human Capital Analytics Conference in New York in November 2012.

  4. 2011 Human Capital Metrics Conference KeyNotes Report

    February 2012 | Conference KeyNotes

    Using statistical, predictive analysis of its human capital is key to helping it create business strategy and make investment decisions.

Economics Program Working Paper Series

  1. Measuring Changes in Competitiveness in Chinese Manufacturing Industries Across Regions in 1995 – 2004: An Unit Labor Cost Approach

    July 2008 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Vivian W. Chen, Harry X. Wu, Bart van Ark, June 2008. - EPWP #08 – 03

  2. International Comparisons of R&D Expenditure: Does an R&D PPP make a difference?

    June 2003 | Economics Program Working Paper Series

    by Sean M. Dougherty, Robert Inklaar, Robert H. McGuckin, and Bart Van Ark, July 2003. - EPWP #03 - 03

Executive Action Report

  1. You Know Social Media Is Advancing Your Brand—Now Prove It

    March 2015 | Executive Action Report

    Assessing and communicating the business impact of social media requires assigning values to human reactions, establishing correlations, and adapting or rethinking traditional marketing metrics.

  2. Going Public on HR Data Privacy: Implications for Human Capital Analytics and Strategic Workforce Planning

    February 2013 | Executive Action Report

    Many HR organizations are skittish about collecting certain types of employee data, especially when they plan to integrate it across national borders.

  3. Security Metrics as a Management Tool

    April 2008 | Executive Action Report

    Traditionally viewed as a cost, security is not merely risk avoidance. It lets companies measure and manage risk and adds value by, e.g., enabling firms to operate in new markets.

Human Capital in Review

  1. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2014)

    September 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    This publication is designed for busy human capital executives who value selected, thoughtfully summarized article reviews of what is happening in the area of human capital analytics.

  2. Conference Board Human Capital in Review™: Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014)

    January 2014 | Human Capital in Review

    In order to respond to workforce changes, HR professionals must not only embrace the use of data but take the lead in embedding a workforce analytics approach in their organization.

  3. Conference Board Human Capital in Review:™ Focus on Human Capital Analytics (Vol. 2 No. 1, 2012)

    May 2012 | Human Capital in Review

    This issue looks at capabilities required for a successful analytics practice at the organization level as well as the specific skills and competencies required at the individual level.

Key Business Issues

  1. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2015: US Edition

    January 2015 | Key Business Issues

    With modest global economic growth expected, US CEOs view Human Capital in all its forms as the primary fuel that will drive the engines of growth in their organizations.

  2. From Not Enough Jobs to Not Enough Workers: STRATEGIC OVERVIEW

    September 2014 | Key Business Issues

    Is your organization at risk of labor shortages? This Strategic Overview covers the potential implications of labor shortages and what every function can do to mitigate there effects.


  1. Board Asia Newsletter

    March 2015 | Periodical

    This issue details the launch of the Workforce Analytics Institute (WAI), the first virtual planning in Asia devoted to enhancing the workforce planning of businesses and human resources professionals.

Research Report

  1. Do Ask, Do Tell: Encouraging Employees with Disabilities to Self-Identify

    March 2015 | Research Report

    Employees with disabilities may be the largest "diversity" segment of the workforce, yet few identify themselves as such in the workplace, often because they fear being stigmatized or discriminated against.

  2. Human Capital Analytics @ Work, Volume I

    October 2014 | Research Report

    Six high-profile companies describe how they use human capital analytics at their organizations and offer advice on how you can best implement it at yours.

  3. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: Latin America Edition

    April 2014 | Research Report

    This report provides an analysis of survey results from the Latin America region, providing a unique vision that top executives share in these emerging markets.

  4. Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: ASEAN Edition

    April 2014 | Research Report

    CEOs in ASEAN are seeking strong business leadership that is able to drive change and not afraid to boldly innovate (and even fail) in a performance-focused environment.

  5. Human Capital Analytics: A Primer

    November 2012 | Research Report

    Human capital professionals have yet to move from being reactive to proactive and predictive. We identify the best practices that lead to rapidly developing a sound human capital analytics function

  6. Strategic Workforce Planning across National Borders

    July 2012 | Research Report

    Strategic workforce planning can play a valuable role by questioning the unexamined assumptions that business leaders may be making about the availability, quality, cost, and mobility of talent in critical locations.

  7. A Global Barometer for Measuring Employee Engagement

    December 2009 | Research Report

    This report shows that a robust measure of employee engagement can be constructed with just eight basic questions—termed The Conference Board Employee Engagement Barometer.™

  8. Strategic Human Capital Measures: Orientation, Accountability, and Communication

    June 2008 | Research Report

    Human capital measurement can be a vital, strategic tool for companies that use it as more than a mere scorecard and share HCM reports with all managers.

  9. Performance 2008: Productivity, Employment, and Growth in the World's Economies

    March 2008 | Research Report

    Productivity growth in the BRIC countries was four times that of the United States, Europe, and Japan in 2008, but productivity levels in established economies remain much higher—for now.

  10. Measuring Corporate Community Involvement: A Research Report

    January 1997 | Research Report

    Managers of contributions and community relations programs face pressures to prove how they add value to the business, and this pressure has caused some to explore new performance measurements.

The Conference Board Review

  1. Performance Mismanagement

    July 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    To get results, organizations should consider not measuring people by them.

  2. Theory to Practice: Dangerous Digits

    July 2013 | The Conference Board Review

    Columnist Michael Raynor argues against a relentless focus on making the numbers.

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