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Highlights

25 Truths about Talent Management: Insights from the 2018 Talent Management Conference

March 2018

In this era of digital transformation, businesses need to become more digital and change how they work. First, HR needs to become more digital and change how it works.

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Economics Watch

August 08, 2018

A strong and sustained economic expansion has allowed consumers to maintain a high level of spending growth in recent years. On this webcast, we evaluate the chances for further acceleration and how the composition of spending has changed in recent years. CPE credit available

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Is Your Company Prepared for the Next Disaster?

(Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, July 2018)

Summer is upon us. Unfortunately, so is disaster season. Last year was unprecedented, with eight major disasters occurring within just a few short months of one another. Forecasters estimate hurricane activity to be higher than normal this year for the United States, and crises such as floods and volcanic eruptions have already devastated communities in Guatemala and Hawaii. Companies need to get strategic now to prepare for the next disaster.

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Products & Services

Publications

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Webcasts

  • Window On Trade Disputes

    July 25, 2018

    As US trade policy measures and retaliations by other countries are taking effect, what are the most important impacts on the economy and business? In this revisit of trade disputes, we’ll focus on the US-China conflict, and also look at the broader, global landscape. CPE credit available

  • Economics Watch

    August 08, 2018

    A strong and sustained economic expansion has allowed consumers to maintain a high level of spending growth in recent years. On this webcast, we evaluate the chances for further acceleration and how the composition of spending has changed in recent years. CPE credit available

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Blogs

  • Is Your Company Prepared for the Next Disaster?

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, July 2018)

    Summer is upon us. Unfortunately, so is disaster season. Last year was unprecedented, with eight major disasters occurring within just a few short months of one another. Forecasters estimate hurricane activity to be higher than normal this year for the United States, and crises such as floods and volcanic eruptions have already devastated communities in Guatemala and Hawaii. Companies need to get strategic now to prepare for the next disaster.
  • Recession Signals from the UK Leading Economic Index

    (Global Economy Center Blog, July 2018)

    Is a recession on the horizon in the UK? The short answer to this question is: yes. The probability of a recession in the near term has risen substantially. The UK business cycle is maturing and the lack of certainty around Brexit makes it difficult for consumers and businesses to make plans about the future. These are the ingredients that recessions are made of. The long answer requires an in-depth (and wonkish) analysis of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the UK.
  • If You Don’t Measure Yourself, Others Will Measure You

    (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, July 2018)

    Whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, social media, annual reports, internal messages, or stakeholder requests, the need for clear, understandable, and relatable corporate social responsibility (CSR) information from companies is increasing. Some stakeholders want metrics, others want stories. Either way, timeliness and transparency are key. So, which data and disclosures are relevant and/or required?

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