Research Analyst, Human Capital Center

Brussels, Belgium
552/European Development
Belgium, Brussels
Depends on Experience  Annual

About The Conference Board

Founded in 1916, The Conference Board is the member-driven think tank that delivers 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.

What it’s like to work here:

While it’s serious work to operate a global business think tank, it’s also fulfilling — and fun! Our people enjoy what they do and know their ideas matter. 

We encourage everyone to take personal ownership for outcomes: we collaborate, share a purpose and commit to each other and to our Members. It’s all about doing our very best - which means we succeed as our Members succeed - together we improve society.

The Conference Board invites all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities. If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance with our online application system and would like to request a reasonable accommodation,  please email Alana Trimmier at or call at 212-339-0324. Please indicate your full name, contact information and the specific accommodation needed.


The Research Analyst will provide data, research, analytical and graphical support to the Human Capital Center, based in Europe. In addition, the Candidate will focus on surveys and be the key liaison with the Global Publishing Team.  In his/her role as membership engagement associate (for roughly 30% time) s/he will support the Center Membership Engagement Director leader and be the key liaison between the Center and all Councils, particularly Council Managers. 
While the Candidate is expected to work closely with everyone in the HC Center, s/he will report to Marion Devine, Senior Researcher, Human Capital. 
The Research Analyst is responsible for the following key tasks, within the broad responsibilities summarized above:
- supporting the Senior Researcher in all types of research (quantitative, qualitative, desk research)
- providing detailed statistical analyses
- becoming a subject matter expert in 1-2 HC core areas, 
- owning the annual research marketing plan (both design and active month-by-month management) and the Center Knowledge Management – keeping track of key internal and external research and summarizing key insights
- coordinating the monthly Center Newsletter
- ensuring the Center follows the Global Publishing process and timing
- member engagement and administrative support to the Member Engagement Director and 
- supporting the Center Leader in creating a high performing HC Center with both internal and external key stakeholders, for example: managing and leading key HC Center meetings (including setting the agenda and summarizing/driving the outcomes) 
The Candidate should be comfortable with numbers and detail-oriented; and have an ability and willingness to learn about digitally enabled research methods, especially collaboration-based tools. S/he should be a responsible, independent worker with the ability to work effectively on many projects simultaneously and meticulously meet deadlines. A basic understanding of research, and surveys (quantitative and qualitative) is key, as is being able to visually/graphically present work/data/research. A key skill required is strength in interpersonal relationship management, given the need to interact with multiple internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the candidate should be comfortable with ambiguity and designing work and processes from scratch. Finally, a basic knowledge of the big themes and trends in human capital would be of additional advantage. 
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business Management, Psychology, Industrial Psychology, Human Resources or Social Sciences preferred with strong academic performance and experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Knowledge of a statistical software package, such as SPSS, and experience with survey design and analysis is preferred. Master’s degree with experience in human capital topics, statistics, preparing and giving presentations is a plus.