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HR Operations Council
The Council will provide a forum for HR operations leaders in Europe to discuss innovations and challenges in taking their organizations to the next level. Members value the confidential setting and ability to leverage each other year-round.

The Engagement Institute Europe
The Engagement Institute provides a forum for leaders and seasoned practitioners to share innovative strategies and practical ideas in order to articulate the impact of human capital investments. Through interaction with cohorts in the US and Europe (and

Global Business Services Council
The Global Business Services Council is one of the first communities focused on serving the specific needs of the senior-most leaders in the US working across business functions on a global basis.

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Global Labor Market Outlook 2018: Finding Ways to Counteract Worker Shortages

The global economy has entered 2018 with strong economic growth, and the US is not alone in experiencing a tightened labor market, leading to several labor market challenges for businesses in advanced economies.

(Key Business Issues, March 2018)

The Conference Board Economics Watch® European View

With GDP growth reaching 2.5 percent in the Euro Area and 3.3 percent globally, the fear of a recession is no longer a concern for CEOs.

(Economics Watch Reports, March 2018)

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A Marriage of Algorithms and Human Capital - Part I
April 12, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

Part I will focus on establishing and harnessing the power of continuous employee feedback. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

WEIGH-IN: Who is accountable for gender balance?
May 30, 2018 03:00 PM CET [15:00] (Brussels), 09:00 AM ET [09:00] (New York), 01:00 PM UTC [13:00]

This webcast will explore the question of gender balance and the idea of who holds responsibility for this within an organization. HRCI, SHRM, and CPE credit available

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Companies See Gun Reform as a CSR Issue: Why Now?
This weekend, Americans will join students in the March For Our Lives to demand that safety and the lives of our young people become a priority. Marchers will call for an end to gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Ever since the horrific murder of students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) School in Parkland, Florida, not only are individuals responding to the MSD students’ call for action, but companies as well. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, March 2018)

GDPR Will Expose Brands That Don’t Care About Their Customers
On its surface, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has touched off a technical fire drill for American companies operating in Europe. These new data privacy rules, set to take effect in May, have companies scrambling to inventory their data and develop systems and policies that comply. But as challenging as GDPR may be for those working on compliance, the regulations should force a much-deeper appraisal of what values companies apply to their interactions with customers. (Society for New Communications Research Blog, March 2018)

Granting to China Made “Easy?”
The China Overseas NGO Management Law went into effect January 1, 2017. The law requires that foreign NGOs coordinate their efforts with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) and provides the framework within which they can continue their activities in the country through two ways: opening a representative office in China or applying for a temporary activity license. (Citizenship and Philanthropy Blog, March 2018)

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Leading Economic Index for:

  • Australia 0.1%
  • Brazil 0.8%
  • China 1.1%
  • Euro Area 0.9%
  • France 0.5%
  • Germany 0.5%
  • Global 0.6%
  • India 0.1%
  • Japan 0.6%
  • Korea 0.9%
  • Mexico 1.0%
  • Spain 0.0%
  • U.K. 0.0%
  • U.S. 0.6%
  • International Labor Comparisons:
  • Visit ILC website
  • Productivity:
  • Visit Total Economy Database™ website
  • Global Economic Outlook:
  • Visit Global Economic Outlook website