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.


As organizations get leaner, middle managers are being forced to take on more and more responsibility, without commensurate respect or compensation.

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Only Human

We design service jobs for superheroes. No wonder service is terrible.


Workspace: A New Order

Columnist Alison Maitland argues for new workplace guidelines that offer flexibility—as long as the rules are drawn up with worker input and agreement.

Brain Drain?

Robert Guest explains what really happens when talented people flee poor countries.

Don't Ask

Effective hiring practices are more important than ever, but interviewing gets little or no attention. Many questions are utterly useless, and some put the questioner in legal jeopardy.

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Why Your People Can’t Do What You Need Them to Do

Don’t rush to blame the skills gap on schools—it may be your company’s fault. Fortunately, you have the power to narrow the gap.

Embracing the Enemy

Why companies need to encourage whistleblowers, not fear them.


What About the Rest of Us?

Beyond CEO pay.


When a Whistleblower Makes the Call

The ways in which employers show whistleblowers their lack of appreciation.


The Illusion of Control

Organizational-design consultant Bill Jensen and veteran hacking consultant Josh Klein urge companies to embrace and encourage workarounds around onerous corporate rules and hierarchies.

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