14 June, 2011 | (01 hr)

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The changing global economic landscape is having a transformational effect on jobs in the U.S. and other developed economies that is resulting in high rates of unemployment for some, depressed pay levels for many and new opportunities for others.  The Conference Board’s ongoing economic forecasts, including projections of employment and labor market trends over the next few years tell a story of uneven recovery, with some skills, sectors and regions doing better than others and, for many, the very nature of work changing in ways we are just beginning to understand.

This webcast will examine new research on the future of US jobs by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey & Company's business and economics research arm.  The Conference Board’s Chief Economist Bart van Ark will host an in-depth conversation with Susan Lund, Director of Research at MGI, on the findings of the study, including the challenges for job creation over the next 10 years, the changing nature of work, and the types of policies that will be needed to reach full employment.

The findings draw on a survey of 2,000 businesses across the country and interviews with companies from a range of industries. Major themes in the report are the effects of “jobless” recoveries on the labor force, the growing mismatch between worker skills and job requirements, and the need for innovation and strong demand in key economic sectors to generate new jobs.

During the webcast Rebecca Ray, Managing Director of Human Capital Research at The Conference Board, and TCB Labor Economist Gad Levanon will provide additional insights from The Conference Board’s program on human capital.

Audience:  HR executives, particularly those responsible for workforce planning, talent management, recruitment and retention, human capital risk and compensation.  Functional and operational executives who are responsible for workforce planning will also find this webcast useful for developing forecasts and plans.


Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon serves as chief economist, North America at The Conference Board. He oversees the labor market program, the U.S forecasting program, and the Help Wanted OnLine© program.

Levanon create...Full Bio

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.

Rebecca L. Ray, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Knowledge Organization and Human Capital Practice Lead
The Conference Board

Rebecca Ray serves as executive vice president, Knowledge Organization, The Conference Board. In this role, she has oversight of the research planning and dissemination process for all three practices areas (Corporate Leadership, Economy & Business Environment, and Human Capital) and is respo...Full Bio

Susan Lund, Ph.D.

Susan Lund, Ph.D.
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
McKinsey & Company

Dr. Susan Lund is a Washington, DC partner at the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI), McKinsey's business and economics research arm.

Her research focuses on global financial markets, labor markets, and on economic growth. Recent reports have looked at shifting pools of global wealth and the...Full Bio

Bart van Ark

Bart van Ark (Moderator)
Executive Vice President, Chief Economist & Chief Strategy Officer
The Conference Board

Bart van Ark is executive vice president, chief economist, and chief strategy officer of The Conference Board. He leads a team of almost two dozen economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing who produce a range of widely watched economic indicators and growth forecasts and in-depth global econo...Full Bio

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