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 Be Happy?

Our relentless focus on being positive, argues social critic Oliver Burkeman, often leads to outcomes that are anything but. What, then, should we smile about?

why Be Happy?

Will Your People Be Ready?

Two dozen top executives explain—how did they find the time?—the ways in which they deal with the growing speed of change in business today.

Will Your People Be Ready?

The Pay Problem

Believe it or not, CEO compensation is under control. Now it’s time to solve the real issue: how to pay everyone else in the company.

Let Your People Go

Only Connect?

Students and tech gazillionaires alike are tuning out and checking out.

Only Connect?

Think Different?

Don’t assume that meeting your diversity goals will help you avoid groupthink. People who look different may agree on pretty much everything.

Let Your People Go

Who Needs Long Division?

Tomorrow’s workforce will need different skills than they’re currently taught in school.

Let Your People Go

Men Not at Work

Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men, takes a close look at changing gender dynamics in the workplace, from entry-level jobs to the CEO suite.

Workspace: The Check Is in the Mail

When you don’t pay on time, your business is bound to pay some bad consequences.

Let Your People Go

Should you really be so worried about retention? Maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad thing if some of your people did in fact head for the door.

Let Your People Go

Fifth Row Center

Are your people excited by each new workday?

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