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COVID-19 Pandemic Resources & Support for the Human Capital Community

At the Human Capital Center, we will continue to provide you with insights to help you plan for what’s ahead. We have curated the relevant work we’ve done and have scheduled, as well as a provided a guide to the trusted, third-party sources that we hope you will find valuable and insightful. We will regularly update this page as new content becomes available and hope you visit as often as needs arise.

ALERT: Be Sure to Register for These Important Webcasts, Podcasts and Virtual Events 


  • Supporting Working Parents With Alternative Solutions to Childcare on August 12 at 2 PM EST: avigating the uncertainty around back-to-school is leaving families saddled with complex decisions. As working parents balance concerns over health and logistics, many traditional childcare options are no longer viable. Join experts from Wellthy and Vivvi to learn how companies can support their employees with alternative solutions to childcare.
  • Human Capital Watch™: Different in Degree: Closing the Talent Gap with Alternative Credentials on August 19 at 11 AM EST: In this webcast, we will provide a foundation for understanding the breadth and complexity of the current credential landscape, along with the different types of credentials and their benefits. We will also identify three areas where some organizations have begun to consider the benefits of alternative credentials (workforce planning and strategy, training and reskilling, and recruitment processes) and offer a set of recommendations.
  • Podcast: IlluminateHR: Now is the Time: Rebecca Ray, Executive Vice President of Human Capital at The Conference Board discusses how companies are thinking about a return to work after COVID-19 and the impacts of the new normal, working from home.
  • Virtual Event: Digital Workplace - Navigating the New (Work) Normal (On Demand): Learn how HR has an opportunity to shape the integration of the worker experience amidst major disruptions of our regular work lives.
  • Podcast:Reopening the Workplace amid COVID-19: What HR Departments Should Consider: On the DriveThru HR podcast, The Conference Board’s Rebecca Ray discusses what HR departments need to be thinking about as they develop plans for reopening their workplaces amid COVID-19.
  • Podcast:Alternative Credentials: A Relevant Solution for Today: Join Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, Deb Cohen, PhD, and Principal Researcher, Robin Erickson, PhD, as they discuss our latest report, Different in Degree: Closing the Talent Gap with Alternative Credentials and share the different types of credentials, how to evaluate them, and how organizations can benefit from using them.



Insights From The Conference Board: Human Capital Management During COVID-19 



(last update, August 3, 2020)


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Our Experts

Thought leaders who provide trusted insights for navigating companies and the economy though COVID-19.


Bart van Ark

Executive Vice President & Global Chief Economist; Program Director, CFO: Fortune 250 Council


Lynn Franco

Director, Economic Indicators and Surveys


Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD

Director, Economic Research, and Global Research Chair


Matteo Tonello

Managing Director, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG)


Gad Levanon, PhD

Vice President, Labor Markets


David Hoffman

Senior Vice President Asia and Managing Director of the China Center for Economics & Business


Rebecca L. Ray, PhD

Executive Vice President, Human Capital

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Anke Schrader

Senior Researcher


Amy Lui Abel, PhD

Vice President, Human Capital Research


Thomas Singer

Principal Researcher


Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director


Paul Washington

Executive Director, ESG Center


Ilaria Maselli

Senior Economist


Amanda Popiela

Researcher, Human Capital


Elizabeth Crofoot

Senior Economist, Labor Markets


John Forsyth

Leader of the Consumer Dynamics Institute


Cindy Cisneros

Vice President of Education Programs

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Steve Odland

President and CEO


Jeff Hoffman

Institute Leader, Corporate Citizenship & Philanthropy, ESG Center


Joseph J. Minarik

Senior Vice President and Director of Research


Erik Lundh

Senior Economist


Robin Erickson, PhD

Principal Researcher


JP Kuehlwein

Marketing Institute Leader


Denise Dahlhoff, PhD

Senior Researcher, Consumer Research

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Laura Sabattini, Ph.D.

Principal Researcher, Human Capital

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Robert Schwarz

Senior Researcher, ESG Center

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Chiqui Cartagena

Chief Marketing Officer & Center Leader, Marketing & Communications

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Dr. Mahdy Al Jazzaf

Executive Director


Devin O’Connor

Deputy Director, Economic Research



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