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16 May, 2018 | (01 hr)

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In recent years, labor markets across the world have been tightening. Yet, large variation across countries and industries remain. Tightening labor markets have a strong impact on recruiting, retention and labor costs, and employers are already reacting to the labor crunch in various ways.  

Hear from our expert economists on recent trends, the outlook for both global and US labor markets, and the impact the current situation will have on businesses.

Insights from this webcast: 

  • How holding back on compensation growth could impact employee turnover, recruiting, and job satisfaction
  • How advanced, remote-working technologies can help companies manage during a prolonged tight labor market – and help expand the available pool of labor
  • How companies can offset the effects of a tightening labor market by delaying retirements, expanding non-traditional work arrangements, and lowering educational requirements for job openings

Who Should Attend: HR professionals involved in the recruitment and retention of talent in their organizations


Gad Levanon, PhD

Gad Levanon, PhD
Vice President, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is Vice President, Labor Markets for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic ind...Full Bio

Elizabeth Crofoot

Elizabeth Crofoot
Senior Economist, Labor Markets
The Conference Board

Elizabeth Crofoot is a Senior Economist at The Conference Board, where she researches labor market trends, authors the quarterly Global Consumer ...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin (Moderator)
Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a former Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies...Full Bio

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