Human Capital

Ideas and opinions on employee engagement, diversity, talent management, leadership development, and strategic HR. For much more, check out The Conference Board’s Human Capital practice area and the Human Capital Exchange.


Why We Eat Sandwiches on Our Lunch Break

Immigration, industrialization, and regulation made everyone begin putting down our tools and pens halfway through the workday—and changed what we eat when we stop working.

why we eat our sandwiches on our lunch break

Why Are They Leaving?

Solving a turnover problem by asking the right questions.

Why Are They Leaving?

Workspace: "She's a Girl, But She Has Brains"

What we say when not talking explicitly about diversity says a lot about our thoughts on it.

She's a girl, but she has brains

Where Will the Jobs Go?

We expect technology to continually displace human labor, individually and en masse. But we're nowhere near prepared for what's on the horizon, as robots, 3D printers, and driverless cars threaten to wipe out entire segments of the workforce.

Where Will the Jobs Go?

Warning Signs

What to do when you sense that your company is sinking? Should you stay to try to improve things? Should you leave? And then say what to your next potential employer?

Warning Signs

Performance Mismanagement

Appraising people based on the results they achieve is unfair, illogical, and counterproductive. You're better off looking at an employee's input rather than output. Here's how.

Just Say No

Workspace: Face-to-Face Fallacies

The backlash against the backlash against the remote workforce.

North to South

You’ve accepted the post in India. Now what?

North to South

Workspace: The Part-Time Executive

A growing number of top-level people are working less to accomplish more.

A Higher Consciousness

Whole Foods co-CEO John Mackey talks about the value of having values in business and how corporations can—and often do—lead society to a better place.

A Higher Consciousness

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