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.
Factors That Inhibit Focus on Leadership in Deals
November 21 | J. Keith Dunbar, Ph.D., Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board report, The Leadership Factor in Mergers & Acquisitions, indicates that several factors inhibit firms from taking a more focused and structured approach to understanding the impact of acquirer and target firm leadership capabilities on deal success.
Insights That Can Help the HR Function to Prepare for the Future
November 21 | Rebecca L. Ray, PhD, Executive Vice President, Human Capital; Executive Director, The Engagement Institute™, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Dr. Ray will be a keynote speaker at the November 2019 Hong Kong Institute of Human Resource Management (HKIHRM) Annual Conference. In this interview, published originally by HKIHRM, she provides an overview of the future of work, the fast-evolving business landscape, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for the HR profession.
A clue to the mystery of the slow wage growth in the US
November 19 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Associate Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The Conference Board Salary Increase Budget Survey, which was just released this week, provides a unique explanation for why wages have been accelerating more modestly than many analysts have expected in recent years: Employers have been slow to raise salary structures in their companies. So, while wages for new hires have been accelerating since 2011, salary increase budgets are holding back overall wage growth.
Why Mental Health is a Talent Management Priority
November 18 | Michel Syrett, Senior Human Capital Fellow, The Conference Board | Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The current reality is that many organisations have moved ahead with well-being programs but are much more hesitant about developing their response to serious mental health issues. Ignoring this issue is no longer a viable option in a world of talent shortages and will only result in a waste or dismissal of the valuable talent provided by potentially up to a third of possible candidates for promotion and professional development. By engaging with this issue and believing they can make a positive
Amy Jen Su on her new book, The Leader You Want To Be
November 18 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join Amy Jen Su as she discusses her new book which offers readers five essential principles for bringing out your best self every day. Learn how to tap into and expand your leadership capacity so that you can be your best, sustain yourself, and thrive as a leader.