01 Feb. 2013 | Comments (1)
A Huge Increase in the Percent of Workers Planning to Delay Retirement
According to a new report released by The Conference Board, older workers intend to postpone their retirement now more than ever, despite a recovering U.S. economy.
16 Jan. 2013 | Comments (3)
Research Shows Employees More Likely To Telework
Last year, The Conference Board published a report on the upward trend of teleworking and its implications on business. Using the American Community Survey, the report found slow but steady growth in the percent of full-time employees working from home.
28 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
In Praise of the American Community Survey
Last week, the United States Census Bureau released data from the 2011 American Community Survey (ACS). We believe the ACS should be an important source of information for many human capital professionals. Here’s why...
06 Sep. 2012 | Comments (0)
Quit rates – Still Low and Are Unlikely to Rise Much in the Coming Months
For human capital executives, labor turnover and retention rates are among the most important measures to follow. Given the high cost of replacing existing workers, companies should hope for high retention (i.e. low quit rates) in their payroll.
09 Aug. 2012 | Comments (0)
State Employment Recovery
While employment in the United States has been increasing in almost every state over the past 2 years, the magnitude of the increase has varied quite significantly between states.
18 Jul. 2012 | Comments (0)
Is There a Talent Shortage in the U.S.? Start By Looking at Hours Worked
Talent shortages are difficult to measure and identify. We propose that one way to learn if there are talent shortages is to examine the average weekly hours worked by occupation.