Labor Shortages Are Likely to Hit Harder in the North
February 15 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In this blog, we discuss how the drop in this ratio is likely to vary across states. In a recent report, we developed state level population forecasts by age. We use these forecasts to estimate the gap in the working age population-to-total population ratio in 2030 versus 2015 for each state.
The Effect of President Trump’s Executive Order on the US Labor Market: A Primer
February 14 | Brian Schaitkin, Senior Economist, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting nationals from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen from entering the United States for 90 days. These restrictions have been suspended temporarily by courts. We can examine the role recent immigrants from “the executive order seven” countries currently play in the US labor market as a means of assessing the potential impact of this policy.
Locating the Next Myrtle Beach: Retirement Destinations and Workforce Planning
February 09 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Large population changes challenges firms and local governments to adjust their workforce to serve the needs of the new population. Since retirees spend an especially large share of their income on health-related services, preparing the needed workforce may pose an especially difficult challenge.
Organizations Should Put Talent First In 2017
February 03 | Edward E. Lawler III, Distinguished Professor of Business and Director of the Center for Effective Organizations, USC Marshall School of Business | Comments (0)
It is time to move beyond saying that talent is an organization’s most important asset. Organizations need to behave in ways that recognize the strategic importance of talent, and to make design and strategy decisions based on their ability to attract and manage talent.
Why Would Men Join a “Gender Network?”
February 01 | Alison Maitland, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Connecting through employee networks can help individuals advance their careers and companies improve their performance. To provide these benefits, however, networks must have a clear strategy, funding, senior sponsorship … and an attractive proposition for all potential members.
The Pressure to Pulse
January 30 | Patrick Hyland, Ph.D., Director of Research & Development, Sirota | Comments (0)
Some HR decision makers—excited about the promise of Big Data—are intrigued by the possibility of adding pulse results into their data analytics campaigns. Is pulsing your employees a worthwhile endeavor? It certainly can be, depending on what you’re trying to learn. We’ve identified four types of pulses that can be highly effective.
Using Alternative Work Arrangements to Better Serve Workers and Businesses
January 26 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The struggle for talent, which employers have experienced as unemployment rates have crashed below 5.0 percent, represents a new normal. During the next 15 years, the working-age population in the US will barely grow. Going forward, expanding our country’s labor supply is one of our major economic and societal goals. How can this be achieved?
Building Your Brand
January 26 | Jamie Graceffa, Author, Career Control, Love the Job You’re in or the One You Want | Comments (0)
Think about your brand for a moment. What is it? Do you have one? Do you know what it is? If you consistently miss emails, or don't return emails in timely manner, blow off meetings or arrive late, communicate in a terse or condescending manner—these all inform your reputation, and it could harm your career.