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The Conference Board Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1916
Nonprofit Organization
Membership Organizations
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
The Conference Board is as serious as it sounds. The not-for-profit membership organization focuses on increasing the effectiveness of businesses through its 125-plus member councils. It does research on corporate citizenship and governance, HR issues, and strategic planning and ... Read more

Mission: The Conference Board is dedicated to equipping the world's leading corporations with the practical knowledge they need to improve their performance and better serve society. We are an objective, independent source of economic and business knowledge with only one ... Read more

The Conference Board – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is a member-focused think tank that provides trusted insights for what’s ahead. Our agenda is simple: to help leaders navigate the biggest issues facing business and better serve society. We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently. And everything we do reflects the input of our members and their real-world challenges.

We do this by delivering business insights. We connect senior executives across industries and geographies to share ideas, and our experts create fact-based research and consensus-driven policy statements to help leaders address their most important business issues.

Because we are independent, non-partisan, and non-profit our work is trusted. If you learned it at The Conference Board you can count on it.

We're a Team

We believe in innovative approaches that make you think- and act- differently. And everything we do reflects the input of our members and their real-world challenges. Because we are independent, non-partisan, and non-profit our work is trusted. If you learned it at The Conference Board, you can count on it.

Our Journey

The Conference Board has been creating and sharing original ideas since our founding over 100 years ago in 1916. Our mission as a not-for-profit is to provide insights to executives that help them solve their toughest business issues. We do this by delivering real-life actionable insights. We facilitate meaningful peer-to-peer discussions across industries and geographies to share ideas, and our experts create fact-based research and consensus-driven policy statements to help leaders address their most important business issues.

What We Offer

The Conference Board is proud to embrace best practices in employee wellbeing. We offer a competitive total compensation package. As part of our benefits package, we offer flexibility with remote working capabilities, employer-sponsored learning and development, advancement opportunities, on-site health initiatives, a communal and collaborative working environment, and a strong sense of comradery with sports teams, clubs, volunteer opportunities, and employee events.

The Conference Board does not discriminate / we are an equal opportunity employer in all solicitations or advertisements for employees.

RELEVANCE We strive for excellence in all that we do and are inspired to effect positive change in the world. For our members, we are focused on providing useful insights and perspectives on the issues that matter most to them. For society, we are dedicated to unraveling the complexities of difficult issues that intersect business and the social order to foster stability and improve global well-being.

OPENNESS We are committed to building strong relationships with all stakeholders. We do this by creating a working environment that is sustainable, inclusive and devoid of bias; an environment that celebrates diversity as central to the development of truly brilliant ideas and services.

COLLABORATION We believe that ground-breaking solutions derive from the power of collaborative thought and trusted action. We take pride in sharing knowledge and leveraging opportunities to better serve our members – and society – by teaming to create new products, new services and new value across all sectors and geographies.

INNOVATION We are passionate about discovering new ways to create value for our members and society. Driven by intellectual curiosity, we promote a culture of invention by encouraging continuous learning among all our employees, and by expanding our knowledge base and the pursuit of new ideas, concepts and services.

INTEGRITY We are honest and transparent in all of our dealings with all of our stakeholders. We do not compromise our research methodologies or conclusions; and we maintain the courage of our convictions regardless of external political or commercial pressures.


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    It is actually becoming a fun place to work
    More people are energized and committed to the new strategy
    The quality of intellect of our Researchers and Subject Matter Experts encourages us all to be on our “A” game - keep current on trends!

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    Can’t seem to move fast enough
    Typically change can be messy so, frustration is understandable

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    Keep the positive momentum - there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is starting to shine through.

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The Conference Board Interviews

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    First interview was a conversation concerning fit with an economist. Second conversation was with someone in councils, discussing a case study about some foundation. The entire process took an hour.

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Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

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Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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