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.
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
Praising Employees Pays Big Dividends
October 07 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
You’ve read the management books. You’ve heard more than enough about engagement, empowerment, teamwork, and so forth. But there’s just one problem: In the day-to-day rush of running your business, keeping your staff motivated takes a backseat to your daily work, management crises and making your numbers.
Using Tools to Help Employees Plan for Retirement
September 17 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
Retirement planning is complex. There are calculations required and data is needed. How many calculations and how much data depends on the type of planning one wishes to do. Most people do not know how to do these calculations on their own and may not know how to find the right data. Fortunately, there are many tools and software packages available to help.
Bridging the Knowing-Doing Gap
September 03 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Most every executive knows the importance of recognizing their employees when they do good work. Yet when you ask their employees how much recognition they receive, according to Maritz, only 12 percent say they are recognized in meaningful ways where they work when they do a good job.
Want to Better Retain Staff? Try Recognition.
August 05 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Managers need to be skilled at the basics of effective recognition and to use that skill in a timely, sincere and specific manner on a daily basis as their employees have performed well. Managers have to lead the charge in proactively helping to make your workplace a culture of recognition in which the behavior is part of the common practices of the organization.
Helping Employees Plan for Long-Term Care
July 31 | Anna M. Rappaport | Comments (0)
Research indicates that there are huge gaps in long-term care planning. The need for help, and possibly a lot of help, later in life, has a huge impact on multiple generations of many American families. Society of Actuaries’ research studies show that while many people are aware of the risk, few do advance planning for managing it.