Adapting to the Reimagined Workplace: Human Capital Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic
November 12 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board expects that COVID-19 will have many lasting impacts on the world of work and Human Capital processes. To gauge how organizations are reacting to the changing business environment in the context of their workforces, we conducted an online survey in September 2020 with 330 human capital executives, mostly in large companies—a follow-up on our survey from April 2020. Our findings were published in the report Adapting to the Reimagined Workplace: Human Capital Responses to the
Aligned or at Odds? Organizational & Employee Readiness to Return to the Workplace
October 30 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board recently conducted two short surveys about organizational and employee readiness to return to the workplace after the lockdowns required by COVID-19. In the August survey with over 1,100 leaders across industries in 20 metropolitan areas, we found that 35% of organizations said the timing of reopening is unknown. Most organizations had implemented safeguarding measures to protect employee health, but only 59% surveyed their employees about their readiness to return. Those or
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?
Vicki Shabo and Chantel Boyens on supporting work and care during the COVID-19 pandemic
August 03 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools, workplaces, and other daily arrangements that helped families balance employment with care responsibilities, casting a spotlight on the struggles of millions of Americans trying to make it all work. Vicki Shabo, from New America, and Chantel Boyens, from the Urban Institute, join to discuss the challenges facing caregivers, how it affects US efforts to “re-open,” and what steps government and businesses have taken, or may take in the future, to help
Former Hewlett Packard CEO, Carly Fiorina, on her new book, Find Your Way
July 17 | Off the Shelf Podcast | Comments (0)
Join Carly Fiorina, Former CEO of Hewlett Packard, as she discusses her new book which draws on her own remarkable journey, and empirical evidence accumulated over four decades in the workplace, to help her readers unleash their career potential.
Reopening the Workplace amid COVID-19: What HR Departments Should Consider
July 08 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
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.
Alternative Credentials: A Relevant Solution for Today
July 07 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
With looming unemployment as a result of COVID-19, organizations must reconsider the credentials they require for new hires and promotions. Employers may be tempted to cherry-pick workers with traditional qualifications but relying solely on traditional talent pools may be a shortsighted strategy in turbulent and even chaotic conditions. Listen to this podcast to learn how companies would be wise to look for diverse talent to help them adopt fresh thinking and recognize new opportunities.
From Immediate Responses to Planning for the Reimagined Workplace
June 10 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board expects that COVID-19 will have many lasting impacts on the world of work and Human Capital processes. To better understand the workforce changes, we conducted an online survey in April 2020 with more than 150 U.S. HC executives. Listen to this podcast to hear our findings about remote work and the cost-reduction actions that have already been taken, as well as the HR priorities for the recovery phase.