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Talent Management Blog


  • Working Parents Working with Kids

    This fall, working parents with school-age kids will be facing some tough times as they try to balance working from home and partially home-schooling their kids. How are the most innovative companies helping their employees be successful both at home and at work?

  • Alternative Credentials: A Relevant Solution for Today

    With looming unemployment as a result of COVID-19, organizations must reconsider the credentials they require for new hires and promotions. Employers may be tempted to cherry-pick workers with traditional qualifications but relying solely on traditional talent pools may be a shortsighted strategy in turbulent and even chaotic conditions. Listen to this podcast to learn how companies would be wise to look for diverse talent to help them adopt fresh thinking and recognize new opportunities.

  • Using Human Capital Analytics to Understand the Internal Customer, Before, During, and After a Crisis

    This report will describe five areas of human capital where the use of data is critical in decision-making: productivity, health and wellbeing, engagement and rewards, ways of working and leading, and diversity & inclusion. Each section will describe common metrics before COVID-19, how the pandemic has changed how we collect data, and the potential long-term effects that will remain in place after the pandemic

  • From Immediate Responses to Planning for the Reimagined Workplace

    The Conference Board expects that COVID-19 will have many lasting impacts on the world of work and Human Capital processes. To better understand the workforce changes, we conducted an online survey in April 2020 with more than 150 U.S. HC executives. Listen to this podcast to hear our findings about remote work and the cost-reduction actions that have already been taken, as well as the HR priorities for the recovery phase.

  • COVID-19 Reset and Recovery: Adapting Feedback and Performance Systems during and after a Crisis

    This podcast aim to provide audience with practical actions companies can take to best manage near- term, upcoming performance conversations during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as several significant trends companies will need to consider if they want to redesign their PM approaches for an increasingly unpredictable future.

  • Understanding the Labor Market Consequences of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Europe and in the US - a primer

    A large share of the world population is in lockdown right now. The speed and depth of the downturn we are experiencing are unprecedented and, inevitably, this will have an impact on labor markets. What do we know about unemployment so far in US and Europe? What industries or workers groups are more affected? How are companies dealing with shortages in some sectors? And, will we see productivity growth increasing as unexpected but positive impact of this crisis? These are the questions we deal w

  • Human Capital & COVID-19: Addressing Stigma and Discrimination during Times of Crisis

    Incidents of racial bias and xenophobia against people of Chinese and Asian descent in the US have been increasing since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Human capital and diversity and inclusion (D&I) leaders have an important role to play. Laura Sabattini, Principal Researcher at The Conference Board and Serena Fong, VP of Strategic Engagement at Catalyst, discuss actions organizations and leaders can take to support workers facing this difficult issue.

  • Leading Teams Through a Crisis

    Research by The Conference Board has identified 12 behaviors of highly engaging leaders. As we strive to keep employees engaged during the COVID-19 crisis and afterward into the recovery phase, these 12 behaviors are good reminders of how to best lead virtual teams.

  • Engagement and Reward Strategies to address COVID-19 Challenges

    Across all sectors the world of work is shifting to address COVID-19. What are HR leaders doing in response to the pandemic? How can employee engagement efforts be maintained in this new world of work? Join Human Capital researchers Amanda Popiela, Amy Ye, and analyst Calvin Rong as they discuss what practices leading organizations pursuing.

  • It is Possible to Avoid Layoffs: If You Can’t, Conduct Them Compassionately

    Researchers from The Conference Board discuss Finding Innovative Alternatives to Layoffs to help organizations avoid layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic and Conducting Compassionate Layoffs to lessen the pain and damage resulting from layoffs. If your organization has found other creative alternative to layoffs, please email