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15 June, 2016 | (01 hr)

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Increasing productivity relies on getting more out of the same amount of effort and resources that goes into a business. What’s alarming for business leaders is that the reverse seems to be happening: The global economy appears to be slowly drifting into a productivity crisis. One of the symptoms is that labor productivity growth – output per worker – is on a declining trend.

Recruiting, engaging, and retaining a  high-skilled workforce are critical in reversing this productivity slowdown. Research from TCB and the Committee for Economic Development discusses what’s behind this worsening trend and addresses ways in which Human Capital leaders can focus their efforts to reskill employees in order to improve business efficiency and profitability.


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Cindy Cisneros

Cindy Cisneros
Vice President of Education Programs
Committee for Economic Development

Cindy Cisneros currently serves as Vice President of Education Programs for the Committee for Economic Development (CED), a nonprofit, nonpartisan, business-led, public policy organization that delivers well researched analysis and reasoned solutions to our nation’s most crit...Full Bio

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD
Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

Amy Lui Abel, PhD

Amy Lui Abel, PhD (Moderator)
Vice President, Human Capital Research
The Conference Board

Amy Lui Abel is Vice President of Human Capital Research at The Conference Board. She leads research efforts focusing on human capital analytics, leadership development, labor markets, strategic workforce planning, talent management, diversity and inclusion, human resources, and employee eng...Full Bio

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