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.
Supporting Employee Well-Being and Navigating Talent Acquisition During COVID-19
May 19 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
How current employees and candidates are treated during a crisis will have a lasting effect on an organization’s employment brand. Listen to this podcast for the latest insights on providing support for employee well-being and mental health and how talent acquisition functions are transforming to respond to COVID-19.
Corporate Purpose Becoming a Prerequisite for Recovery
May 11 | Jeff Pundyk, Senior Fellow, The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center | Comments (0)
Nothing can compensate for the human suffering, lives lost, and economic devastation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet in the face of these challenging times, we are seeing the acceleration of two trends that could leave a positive mark on business and its role in society.
It is Possible to Avoid Layoffs: If You Can’t, Conduct Them Compassionately
April 21 | Insights Podcast | Comments (0)
Researchers from The Conference Board discuss Finding Innovative Alternatives to Layoffs to help organizations avoid layoffs during the COVID-19 pandemic and Conducting Compassionate Layoffs to lessen the pain and damage resulting from layoffs. If your organization has found other creative alternative to layoffs, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How Employers Can Help With Child Care
January 01 | Kenneth A. Burdick | Comments (0)
Of the nearly 24 million U.S. children under the age of six, 15 million kids have parents who are participating in the labor force. This begs the question: Do working parents have access to affordable, high-quality child care?
What Should a Policy Designed Specifically to Respond to Workplace Mental Illness Encompass?
December 11 | Michel Syrett, Senior Human Capital Fellow, The Conference Board | Marion Devine, Senior Human Capital Researcher, Europe, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
What principles, priorities and desired outcomes should inform the design and implementation of a corporate mental health policy – specifically one that is created to respond to episodes of mental illness experienced by employees rather than just addressing more generally mental health and wellbeing?
Employers of blue-collar workers are much more affected by labor shortages
December 04 | Gad Levanon, PhD, Vice President, 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.