A Conversation with... Nabeel Ahmad
December 12 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
Join us for a lively conversation with Dr. Nabeel Ahmad about the intersection of business, technology, and learning -- three rapidly changing, interconnected topics. Nabeel is a Distinguished Principal Research Fellow at The Conference Board's Human Capital Center and a Partner at Rose Rock Dynamics, a learning strategy consultancy.
The 4 Ps Of Brands Taking Stands
December 12 | Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation | Comments (0)
How should companies prepare themselves to take a position on social issues? It comes down to four Ps: Purpose, Plan, Process, and Product. The important thing is to be strategic and to approach taking a public stand in the same way that a company would approach any other business decision.
What Should a Policy Designed Specifically to Respond to Workplace Mental Illness Encompass?
December 11 | Michel Syrett, Senior Human Capital Fellow, The Conference Board | Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
What principles, priorities and desired outcomes should inform the design and implementation of a corporate mental health policy – specifically one that is created to respond to episodes of mental illness experienced by employees rather than just addressing more generally mental health and wellbeing?
Michael Beer on his latest book, Fit to Compete
December 11 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join Harvard Business School professor, Michael Beer, as he sits down with The Conference Board VP of US Councils and former VP of HR, Russell Morris, to explain why organizational silence has become the killer of many organizations. Learn how to build a culture where employees can freely speak truth to power, and senior leaders hear what they need to hear about their company's fitness to compete. Discover a time-tested innovative process that has been used by hundreds of corporations across the
Out of Work: Trends, causes, and potential solutions for labor force nonparticipation in the 21st century
December 09 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
Helping more Americans contribute to the strength of the US workforce will be critical to US competitiveness and increasing prosperity for American families. Jay Shambaugh, former Member of the White House Council of Economic Advisors and one of the authors of the recent Hamilton Project strategy paper Labor Force Nonparticipation: Trends, Causes, and Policy Solutions, joins to discuss the evolution of, and impediments to, labor force participation since the turn of the century.
Making Intangibles Tangible: Companies Must Rethink Value Creation Beyond Brands
December 06 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
I offer a Theory of Intangible Capital, a conceptual framework that includes brand as well as other internally grown unaccounted assets that don’t appear on the balance sheet but are reliable drivers of corporate value. Intangible capital is about understanding how intangible assets that you manage fit into the big picture of the total market value of the company.
Engaged Grantmaking: Collaborating with Communities
December 05 | Caroline McCoy, Program Officer, McCormick Foundation | Comments (0)
Does your grantmaking consider input from the communities it's intended to serve? Known as participatory grantmaking, this process helps shift traditional power imbalances that exist in philanthropy. For foundations, this could mean including grantees in priority setting, strategy development, and research, or having them sit on advisory councils or boards.
Employers of blue-collar workers are much more affected by labor shortages
December 04 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
It is not news that the US labor market is very tight. That is, with the unemployment rate near historic lows, employers are facing significant recruitment and retention difficulties. What is less known is that the labor market is tighter for blue-collar and manual services jobs than for the highly educated white-collar jobs. The exact opposite of prevailing trends in recent decades.