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  • Coronavirus Outbreak: The CSR Response

    There are over 40,000 cases of coronavirus, concentrated in China, but the outbreak is now reaching over two dozen countries across the globe. A health crisis like this demands a government response, but what is the corporate response? Paul Washington, head of The Conference Board’s Environmental, Social and Governance Center, chats with a team of experts on how corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders worldwide are marshalling resources to respond to this health crisis.

  • Lars Sudmann on his new book, Innovation That Sticks

    How do you innovate, how do you structure your organization, your team, your personal life? You need a detailed plan and everything laid out for the future! Really? Well, maybe not always. Maybe you need to operate also with the Spaghetti Principle. Discover how you can embrace this special principle and really make innovation stick.

  • Coronavirus Outbreak: Global Economic Implications

    The threat of trade wars has receded, but the coronavirus outbreak has added a new level of uncertainty to the global economic outlook. Will its effects be temporary, short term or beyond? Will its impact on China, the world’s second largest economy, reverberate across the globe? Find out in this podcast with subject matter experts from The Conference Board.

  • Navigating without a Map? Introducing our Global Human Capital Benchmarking Service

    During radical global transformation, human capital is business capital. To give organizations competitive, actionable intelligence to inform their workforce strategies, we are introducing The Conference Board Human Capital Benchmarking Service, the first global, cross-functional tool to assess metrics and practices against your most valuable asset: your people. Hear from Dr. Rebecca Ray, EVP, Human Capital, The Conference Board, and Karen Ganzlin, Chief Human Resources Officer, TD Ameritrade, a

  • How is AI Transforming Talent Acquisition?

    The Conference Board Researchers Robin Erickson, PhD, and Amy Ye discuss how AI can elevate the talent acquisition function and drive business results, reveal the impact of AI on the roles and skill sets required for TA professionals, identify common issues and concerns with employing AI technology in TA, and provide recommendations to ensure successful implementation of AI in TA.

  • Viral Contagion? Implications of China’s Coronavirus Outbreak for Global Business

    The World Health Organization has declared the novel coronavirus outbreak an international public health emergency, acknowledging that the virus now represents a risk beyond China. How can organizations prepare for and manage the potential impact of this fast-moving, deadly outbreak? What are the short and long-term economic implications? How can companies respond to a major health outbreak from various functional perspectives?

  • US Consumer Confidence: Impressive gains and election-year implications

    Expect the American consumer to be the unchallenged driver of economic growth through the first half of 2020—a full decade into the current expansion. Lynn Franco breaks down the forces behind this remarkable resilience. Then, she dives into the special relevance of our Consumer Confidence Index in presidential election years—including two simple data points that have historically predicted the reelection chances of incumbent presidents.

  • European Consumer Confidence Wavers Amid Increasing Economic, Political Uncertainties

    Ilaria Maselli, Senior Economist for Europe at The Conference Board, gives us the latest Consumer Confidence Index results for Q4 of 2019 with a specific focus on the Euro Area.

  • Veronika Hucke on her new book, Fair Leadership

    Sarah Bond, Council Director for The Diversity&Inclusion in Business Council at The Conference Board, interviews Veronika Hucke on her new book, Fair Leadership. The book is aimed at business leaders who are curious to know how they can lead fairly and inclusively. Grounded in well-researched data and theories, it is a much needed ‘how-to’ guide, full of recognizable challenges, practical examples and top tips for busy executives.

  • Alexia Michiels on her book, The Resilience Drive

    Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe at The Conference Board interviews Alexia Michiels on her book, The Resilience Drive. The book offers among many things, 100 practical keys to reinforce your personal resilience, not only to bounce back faster when facing life challenges, but also to thrive and flourish.

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