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.


Everyone agrees that workplace bullying must not be tolerated. So why do so many people feel victimized?

Workspace: The Five Types of Trust

The dos and don’ts for leaders in building or repairing trust in difficult times.

The Other Half

Ripa Rashid challenges the West’s view of working women in emerging markets: Women face unusual obstacles to corporate success—and are overcoming them.


Workspace: 9 to 5 is So Last Century

Columnist Alison Maitland discusses how today’s flexible work arrangements should not be mere employee perks.

Who Wants to Be a Manager?

Too often, organizations promote the wrong people and then set them up for failure. The result: Both employees and managers find their relationship frustrating and unfulfilling.

Who Wants To Be A Manager-1

A Closer Look

In a shifting economic landscape, those responsible for assessing and valuing C-suite talent are judging candidates with fresh eyes.


Turf Wars

It’s only natural that groups within organizations, and their leaders, wind up competing against each other rather than working toward a common goal.

Who Wants To Be A Manager-1

Tear Down These Walls!

Serendipitous encounters generate creativity and ideas. Too bad our workplaces are designed precisely to thwart such encounters.

TearDownTheseWalls article

Dim the Spotlight

How to tamp down the smoldering discontent over CEO pay? De-emphasize pay for performance.

WEBEX-DimtheSpotlight page

Workspace: What the %#!& Are You Talking About?

Consultants and executives can’t give up corporate-speak—even when it has real-world consequences.

what the %#!& are you talking about


Most Read Features

The Conference Board Review is the quarterly magazine of The Conference Board, the world's preeminent business membership and research organization. Founded in 1976, TCB Review is a magazine of ideas and opinion that raises tough questions about leading-edge issues at the intersection of business and society.