- The Conference Board
- $168,300.00 -168,300.00/year*
21 Warren St
Develops, conducts and communicates research as part of the Human Capital
program with particular focus on Human Capital Analytics or Strategic Human
Resources. As a thought leader, incumbent engages deeply with users and peers
in the research field to strengthen the track record and reputation of The
Conference Board in his/her area expertise. The position requires strong
grounding in research techniques and practice, and a record of publication in
human capital analytics, or the broader HR/workforce issues of particular
interest to the CHRO. A practitioner background is highly desired. The
position requires demonstrated track record of publications in both academic as
well as non-academic outlets. Substantive experience to present research
findings to business and public audiences is required. The principal researcher
works independently as well as in close cooperation with other research staff.
He/she works with Program Directors of delivery channels (e.g., conferences,
councils and centers), Center and Institute leaders (and their Advisory Boards)
to determine subject matter and research content of deliverables so that The
Conference Board continues to be a reliable source of timely and relevant
information in Human Capital. Serves as TCB specialist & spokesperson in the
area of expertise. Is comfortable disseminating research findings with
executives at member companies as well as the public in briefings, small group
and conferences settings as well as webcasts. Works closely with, and as part of
the team, to add value and research depth to member offerings, as well as
support activities to obtain additional funding for parts of the research
program. The position will be filled either a Senior Researcher or a Principal
Researcher dependant upon the successful candidate's experience, expertise and
record of publication.
Reports to Vice President, Human Capital Research.
PRINCIPAL DIRECT ACTIVITIES
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
1. Serves as a leading authority in the profession, responsible for research
stream in human resources area of human capital, both authoring own research as
well as supporting research of others, serving as TCB spokesperson on specified
field/topic area and related offerings.
a. Provides innovation, thought leadership, and entrepreneurship for research
agenda and offerings in specified field/topic area and Human Capital area
b. Works collaboratively with global colleagues at The Conference Board,
business executives, and academic researchers across the full scope of research
responsibilities from designing data collection instruments in collaborative
workgroup to shaping and growing the global breadth and scope of research in
specified field/topic area and Human Capital area overall.
c. Successfully executes and/or manages multiple research projects with tight
deadlines to completion.
d. Keeps current in subject matter specialty, research methodologies and
available information dissemination techniques, so as to be recognized as a
research expert in the specified field/topic area.
e. Serves as expert advisor for The Conference Board presence on specified
field/topic area, and works with high-level experts to increase The Conference
Board's impact in the broad area of specified field/topic area through
expanded research projects, services, offerings, and executive involvement.
f. Under the direction of Vice President, Human Capital Research, seeks and
obtains underwriting support for The Conference Board research projects as
g. Shows leadership through providing guidance and assistance to TCB colleagues
in the resolution of research problems, and interacting collaboratively with
business executives and academic researchers. Supports overall Human Capital
2. Serves as lead for The Conference Board presence on specified field/topic
area and works with high-level experts to increase The Conference Board's
impact in the broad area of specified field/topic area through expanded research
projects, services, offerings, communications, and executive involvement.
Provides information and high-level briefings to members, policy makers, the
press, and general public in specified fields/topic areas as a result of direct
contact or requests from TCB Program or Research Directors, as appropriate.
3. Other duties as assigned.
Within the broad areas summarized above, is responsible for timely, high-quality
completion of projects and programs in accordance with Conference Board
standards and procedures and based on annual objectives. Serves on Conference
Board committees and teams engaged in process improvement as assigned.
PhD or at least 5 years of post-MSc/MBA academic research experience in
business, psychology, human resources, analytics or talent management or related
field with 7-10 years directly related work experience (e.g., HR practitioner,
business researcher, etc.). Expertise in specified field/topic area - e.g.,
Human Capital analytics, diversity & inclusion, general HR programs, leadership
development, talent, employee engagement, workforce demographics, and/or
organization effectiveness. In addition, the person should be familiar with the
corporate environment and have well developed communication and networking
Associated topics: administrator, associate director, chief human resource officer, chro, guide, lead, manager, monitor, senior associate, senior director
* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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