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Strategic HR Publications


  1. Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? Academia's Perspectives on the Board Member's Job Description

    June 2018 | Research Report

    The latest installment of the Just What Is the Corporate Director's Job? series presents the perspective of academia. Among the findings: academia plays a role in shaping the board’s job by unveiling empirical evidence of distorted behaviors, conflicts of interests, and inefficiencies.

  2. Total Impact Valuation: Overview of Current Practices (Executive Summary)

    June 2018 | Key Business Issues

    Total impact valuation—the practice of quantifying and monetizing a company’s economic, social, and environmental impacts—has almost as many methodologies as it has companies engaging in the practice. 

  3. 24 Truths about Women's Leadership: Insights from the 2018 Women's Leadership Conference

    May 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Companies that have more women in leadership positions outperform companies that don’t. It’s time for companies to pay more attention to gender parity and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

  4. Dysfunctional, Abusive Behavior in the Workplace: What organizations, boards, and senior leaders can do

    May 2018 | Research Report

    The Conference Board offered three webcasts in March of 2018 to advance the conversation about workplace abuse and provide specific steps organizations, the board, and senior leaders can take to prevent it. This report distills the insights from those webcasts and provides references to the underlying research that supported the discussion.

  5. Symptoms, Causes, and Solutions to Silicon Valley's Disinformation Problem

    April 2018 | Research Report

    This SNCR 2020 article sheds light on the root causes of the disinformation problem that is poisoning the infosphere.

  6. 28 Truths about Health Care: Insights from the 18th Annual Health Care Conference

    April 2018 | Conference KeyNotes

    Health care is the top concern of young workers. Why? Workers change jobs more frequently, and more workers are freelance. A healthcare plan can be a key talent differentiator for employers.

  7. Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR?

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This report, third in a series from The Conference Board on digital transformation and human capital, defines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation with its unique business and human capital challenges.

  8. Driving Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR? Executive Summary

    April 2018 | Key Business Issues

    This executive summary outlines what HR leaders must do to help their companies succeed in digital transformation, based on case studies of companies that have made digital transformation a strategic priority and conversations with many member companies.

  9. Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—Assurant

    April 2018 | Case Studies

    Assurant’s digital strategy had many components, including several that are central to HR: culture change, leadership development, organizational effectiveness, skill development, and change management. HR was involved from the get-go.

  10. Digital Transformation: What's the Role of HR Case Study—ING

    April 2018 | Case Studies

    As part of ING Group’s agile transformation, ING Belgium introduced new values, reassessed its talent supply, and trained employees in new ways of working.