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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 


  • The View from the C-Suite: Geo-Political and Economic Challenges  on July 09 at 11 AM EST: Join us for this webcast, part of The Conference Board and Oxford Analytica Global Horizon Virtual series, where we’ll discuss the insights from EY’s latest Geostrategy Survey and The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge Survey – COVID-19 Special. Participate in answering several of the survey questions yourself, and compare your views with those of C-Suite leaders around the world.
  • Human Capital Professionals' Responses to COVID-19 Part IV on July 15 at 11 AM EST: The Conference Board Human Capital Watch™ is a complimentary webcast for member companies that helps senior human capital executives address challenges and stay informed about current issues across the entire spectrum of human capital.
  • Is Staying Home Here to Stay? The Rise of Telework after COVID-19 on July 20 at 12 PM EST: For companies that have proven through COVID-19 that remote work “works,” flexible work arrangements will become even more fluid than they are today. Further, increased telework means that much of consumer spending will shift from city centers to the places where people live. So how will this impact businesses that are located in city centers?
  • Understanding Equity During the Pandemic on July 28 at 11 AM EST: Join this webcast to learn how this pandemic is creating an urgent need for understanding equity in our communities and hear best practices on how to lead with empathy, including how each of us can play a role in helping others navigate through this very difficult time.
  • 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, July 8, 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

Program Director, Global CSR & Philanthropy Council and Corporate Social Responsibility Council; Council Director Corporate Citizenship & Community Engagement Council


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, Ph.D.

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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