US Labor Market Roundup: August Jobs Report and the Delayed Wage Crunch
September 17 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
We react to the August jobs report and then discuss compensation trends and why the wage crunch might be delayed. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, organizations have taken several workforce cost reduction measures, including cutting wages and salaries. In addition, with revenues under pressure and many people out of work, employers are entering a new era where wage growth may hit a historical low.
Beating Back the Anxiety Pandemic: The Science of Resilience
September 16 | Leo F. Flanagan, PhD, Distinguished Principal Research Fellow, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
At this point in the U.S. experience of the pandemic and all the other related crises, many of our brains have been rewired to make anxiety our primary or automatic response to any perceived threat. If we are among those experiencing automatic anxiety, we need to focus on rewiring our brains to become more resilient. We can rewire our brains to minimize—and in some cases eliminate—anxiety and make other more healthy and productive behaviors into our automatic responses.
Leadership in Challenging Times: Lucinda "Cindy" Baier, President and CEO, Brookdale Senior Living
September 10 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
In an interview with Lori Esposito Murray, president of the Committee of Economic Development of The Conference Board, Lucinda "Cindy" Baier, President and Chief Executive Officer, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. shared how having a mission-driven organization has helped Brookdale navigate the pandemic.
US Labor Market Roundup: July Jobs Report and the Rise of Telework after COVID-19
August 19 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
We discuss the July jobs report and the monumental shift to remote work due to COVID-19. Teleworking rates are likely to remain above pre-pandemic rates, with major workforce and real estate implications. Yet even in companies that have proven that remote work “works,” leaders continue to struggle with how to lead collaborative teams remotely. Further, as increased telework shifts consumer spending away from city centers, businesses with a large footprint in city centers will be hardest hit.
Working Parents Working with Kids
August 19 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
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?
Fear of Job Losses Drives Down Consumer Confidence in Q2
August 18 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Margaret Murphy, Digital Media Programme Manager at the Conference Board, interviews our resident Senior Economist for Europe, Ilaria Maselli about the consumer confidence results in Europe for Q2.