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Strategic Human Resources Press Releases

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17 Dec. 2019 »
In a report released today, The Conference Board finds that the environmental and social policies of corporations

In 2020, Companies Will Continue to Face Pressure to Diversify Their Boards, Address Pay Gaps, and Expand Political Contribution Disclosure

20 Nov. 2019 »
Report: Number of Women CEOs Declines, and Personal Misconduct Leads to Record CEO Firings

Despite growing calls for gender diversity, the number of women CEOs in the S&P 500 dropped by nearly 20 percent in 2018.

06 Nov. 2019 »
The Conference Board to Shine Spotlight on People Issues in M&A

The HR M&A Conference (November 19–20 in New York) brings together organizations that have led the way in imbuing HR thinking throughout their M&A strategies to exchange practical advice, share solutions, and advance new thinking in a burgeoning field.

01 Oct. 2019 »
Innovative Companies Continue to Outperform the Market, Despite Headwinds in Global Economy

The Conference Board Publishes Quarterly Updated Indexes Measuring the Financial Outcomes of Innovation

29 Aug. 2019 »
Poll: Job Satisfaction Climbs to Highest Level in Over Two Decades

As Americans head into Labor Day weekend, a nationwide survey reveals they’re feeling better about their jobs than they have in years.

26 Jun. 2019 »
The Conference Board Elects Board of Trustees

The Conference Board Elects Vicky A. Bailey, Principal, Anderson Stratton Enterprises LLC, and Gabrielle Sulzberger, Co-Founder, General Partner, Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners L.P., to Board of Trustees

10 Jun. 2019 »
Report Details How Business Media Views Role of Corporate Director

Today, The Conference Board’s Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) Center released a report detailing how business journalists view the role of the corporate director.

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.3%
  • Brazil 10.1%
  • China 1.0%
  • Euro Area 2.5%
  • France 1.2%
  • Germany 2.7%
  • Global 0.4%
  • India 18.8%
  • Japan 0.3%
  • Korea 0.3%
  • Mexico 6.0%
  • Spain 2.0%
  • U.K. 1.3%
  • U.S. 4.4%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website
  • A Downsized and Uneven Labor Market

    The April jobs report shows a staggering loss of 20.5 million jobs, which is the largest monthly loss in recorded history. Employment dramatically dropped across almost every industry. The unemployment rate jumped to 14.7 percent, the highest since the Great Depression. The unemployment rate underestimates the amount of slack currently in the labor market. 5.1 million additional workers are now working part-time even though they prefer a full-time job. And the number of people outside the labor force grew by 6.6 million, showing many are currently discouraged to even try to find a job. Over the coming months, we should expect participation to increase again as the economy begins to open up.

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