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Bottleneck Ahead: Firms Facing Even Tighter Labor Markets


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Qualified workers are becoming harder to find as unemployment rates dip to 4.1 percent and times to fill positions are lengthening. Moreover, the struggle to attract talent is only going to get fiercer as a strong global economy combined with aging populations in mature markets and China will help today's tight labor market become a new normal for the next decade. 

Please join this webcast to learn:

  • Which mature economies are already experiencing tighter labor market conditions;
  • Whether employers are reducing hiring standards;
  • How firms are leveraging older workers, remote working, and contingent working to broaden the available talent pool; and
  • What factors have muted compensation growth so far and whether to expect a pickup in wages in 2018. 

Who Should Attend: Executives in HR or otherwise seeking to learn more about current labor market conditions in the US, Europe, and other mature economies and strategies for operating in tighter labor markets. 

Speakers

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.

Ataman Ozyildirim, Ph.D.
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 ...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a 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 in the...Full Bio

Frank Steemers

Frank Steemers
Associate Economist
The Conference Board

Frank Steemers is an Associate Economist at The Conference Board and mainly involved in the analysis of the labor market in the US and other mature economies. Based in New York, he conducts statistical and descriptive analyses and writes labor market blogs. He is one of the primary researchers of...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

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

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America 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 indicat...Full Bio

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