What’s new in the US labor market – May 2019 Edition
May 15 | Gad Levanon, Ph.D., Chief Economist, North America, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
In 2009, the US labor market was the weakest since the Great Depression. In 2019, after a decade of strong hiring and the retirement of about 3 million baby boomers a year, the US economy is experiencing the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years. Employers are experiencing historical difficulties in recruiting and retaining workers, especially in blue-collar and low-paid occupations. In the next 12 months, despite some slowing in economic growth, labor markets will get even tighter.
How Should Policymakers Think About Technological Change?
May 10 | Sustaining Capitalism Podcast | Comments (0)
With technology rapidly changing the landscape for modern economic competition, policymakers will need to continually assess how government will shape and be shaped by these changes. Matthew Shapiro, founder of MacroTessera and a Senior Advisor at Oxford Analytica, joins Devin O’Connor to share insights on this critical issue.
Indications 2.10: Latin America: Opportunity in Uncertainty
May 10 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
Latin America is a vast, diverse region in flux, with economic prospects varying immensely from country to country—and month to month. In this episode, Chief Economist Bart van Ark and an expert panel tour the latest developments from Cape Horn to the US border. Learn how political pressures, natural resource dependence, exports and trade policy, and security and safety concerns are playing out in individual markets—and why there’s reason for optimism across the region as a whole.
How does an Active Wear Brand Become an Activist Icon?
May 03 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
How does an active wear brand become an activist icon? Deliberately or despite itself? Can product, purpose, profit, and politics mesh—or do they risk unraveling? And what’s the story behind the unconventional Patagonia beer? These questions and more will be answered in The Conference Board Marketing and Communications Center's April Monthly Chat.
The Edelman Trust Barometer
April 29 | Influencers Podcast | Comments (0)
The Edelman Trust Barometer reports annually on the state of trust in the world’s key institutions: business, government, NGOs, and media. In recent years, the research has revealed that businesses face some of the most challenging times in history in terms of the trust that the public has in them. Jennifer Cohan, President, New York, Edelman, Joins The Conference Board’s own President and CEO, Steve Odland, to discuss the 2019 results.
The Key to Motivating Employees? Do Something.
April 26 | Bob Nelson, Senior Fellow, Human Capital, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
Employee motivation is more a function of what you do rather than what you say. Your behavior and actions can have a cascading effect on the organization as you lead with your behaviors and show your priorities through your actions.
How Organizations Build Highly Engaged Teams: A Closer Look at Quicken Loans
April 18 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
Join this lively podcast where Robin Erickson, PhD, Principal Researcher, interviews KimArie Yowell, Vice President of Talent Development at Quicken Loans about how they engage their teams. Quicken Loans has a unique approach to engagement that is clearly successful as they’ve been named to FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the last 16 years. Learn how the Quicken Loans “isms” provide the foundation for a diverse and dynamic culture.
Breakthroughs with Design Thinking, Diversity, and Inclusion: Part 1
April 18 | Rebekah Steele, Senior Fellow, Human Capital & Program Director, Diversity & Inclusion, The Conference Board | Comments (0)
The stakes for getting D&I right are high, both for organizations and individuals. Unfortunately, many of our familiar D&I ‘best practices’ are inadequate amid ever-evolving demands and complicated contexts. To advance D&I outcomes, we need next practices.
Indications 2.9: The Global Consumer Confidence Index
April 16 | Indications Podcast | Comments (0)
The Conference Board, in conjunction with Nielsen, has formally launched our latest economic indicator. The Global Consumer Confidence Index takes the temperature of consumers in 64 markets around the world—including how, what, and where they intend to spend in the months ahead.
A Conversation with Dave Ulrich
April 15 | Human Capital Watch Podcast | Comments (0)
Join this podcast series from The Conference Board called Conversations with …..- lively discussions around the role of Human Capital practitioners today. In this first episode, Dr. Rebecca Ray speaks with HR Management expert David Ullrich of the University of Michigan Ross School of Business about disruption in this profession.