US Labor Shortages: Higher Wages and Dampening Profits
March 04 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
In part 2 of 3 of this series based on our report “US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions,” we discuss the impact of higher wages on the labor market and corporate profits.
George Friedman on his new book, "The Storm Before The Calm"
February 26 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join The Conference Board’s Executive Vice President and Chief Economist Bart van Ark as he interviews George Friedman, Founder and Chairman of Geopolitical Futures, about his new book, The Storm Before The Calm. In his riveting new book, Friedman turns to the future of the United States. Examining the clear cycles through which the United States has developed, upheaved, matured, and solidified, Friedman breaks down the coming years and decades in thrilling detail.
US Labor Shortages: Why they are happening and the challenges they pose for companies
February 26 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
In part 1 of 3 of this series based on our report “US Labor Shortages: Challenges and Solutions,” we discuss why we’re seeing labor shortages and the implications for companies and workers.
Improvement in labor force participation of minority groups
February 25 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Frank Steemers, Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Labor shortages are becoming one of the main barriers for sustaining a healthy US economy, especially in industries that hire many blue-collar and manual service workers. Is this a passing phase or a long-lasting problem?
Trust is the Tie that Binds Intangibles to Tangible Value: an interview with Barbara Brooks Kimmel
February 12 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Trust is an important, but often neglected, intangible asset of the corporation. Trust is a value enhancer for corporate value, and conversely, a lack of trust can destroy market value in an instant.
Making Intangibles Tangible: Companies Must Rethink Value Creation Beyond Brands
December 06 | James Gregory, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
I offer a Theory of Intangible Capital, a conceptual framework that includes brand as well as other internally grown unaccounted assets that don’t appear on the balance sheet but are reliable drivers of corporate value. Intangible capital is about understanding how intangible assets that you manage fit into the big picture of the total market value of the company.
Employers of blue-collar workers are much more affected by labor shortages
December 04 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Elizabeth Crofoot, Senior Economist, Labor Markets, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
It is not news that the US labor market is very tight. That is, with the unemployment rate near historic lows, employers are facing significant recruitment and retention difficulties. What is less known is that the labor market is tighter for blue-collar and manual services jobs than for the highly educated white-collar jobs. The exact opposite of prevailing trends in recent decades.