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Conferences

13th Annual Human Capital Analytics Conference
October 25 - 26, 2018 (New York, NY)

14th Annual Succession Management Conference
November 08 - 09, 2018 (New York, NY)

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Peer Networks

Corporate Brand Management Council
This Council provides state-of-the-art discussion focused on key branding issues and management practices. Members are the senior most executive responsible for managing the corporate brand. They value the confidential and trusted network year-round.

Talent Acquisition Executives Council II
As talent acquisition leaders, our goal is to develop and implement strategies and tactics that enable our companies to hire the right talent at the right time.

HR M&A Council
The success of every deal depends on the people issues. HR Executives who participate in M&A need specific skills and expertise, beginning with due diligence through integration.

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Publications

The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

Passage of tax law generates further growth momentum for an already strong US Economy

(Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® Economic Series Report

Monthly economic series report

(Economics Watch Reports, January 2018)

How to Reinvigorate Higher Education for the 21st Century: 13 Recommendations for Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

This policy brief outlines recommendations for Higher Education Act (HEA) reauthorization which will increase innovation, affordability, and transparency in higher education, while ensuring accountability for students and taxpayers.

(Committee for Economic Development, January 2018)

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Webcasts

Human Capital Watch: The Conference Board C-Suite Challenge 2018
January 17, 2018 11:00 AM ET [11:00] (New York), 04:00 PM UTC [16:00]

Join our researchers to learn key insights from the 2018 C-Suite Challenge survey, including the top hot-button issues for 2018 and how organizations are reinventing themselves for the digital age. CPE credit available

Manufacturing: A Changing Industry and Workforce
January 18, 2018 01:00 PM ET [13:00] (New York), 06:00 PM UTC [18:00]

A changing labor market picture in manufacturing has implications far beyond the sector. This webcast will explore how the changing demands of manufacturing firms can shift prices of goods and profitability for firms both in and out of the sector. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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Blogs

Eleven Ingredients for Digital Success in 2018
The past 6 months have seen tremendous upheaval in digital media. Companies that were once high flyers—Mashable, Rolling Stone, Time—sold for a fraction of their former (perceived) value. Whether you think this is massive disruption or simply inevitable course correction, the ingredients for digital success have evolved. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, January 2018)

Achieving Better Results with Inclusive Decision-Making
Evidence is mounting that diverse and inclusive teams make better decisions that lead to more innovation and better outcomes. Foundations can apply this knowledge of the value of diversity and inclusion to drive better results in grant-making and capacity-building for grantees. (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

Developing Global Leaders Through Service: Research Report on the State of the Practice of Corporate Global Pro Bono
Wouldn’t it be good if there was a business strategy which would build global leadership talent, improve company reputations, and make a positive impact on addressing global challenges? “Pro bono” is just such a strategy and it’s not just for lawyers anymore. Companies are increasingly utilizing Global Pro Bono (GPB) programs to create shared value for the community and the business. (Giving Thoughts Blog, January 2018)

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