Our Millennial Misunderstanding webinar is now available on-demand

You can now listen to last week’s webinar on The Millennial Misunderstanding, featuring data presentation from Oxford Economics’ technology practice lead Ed Cone as well as real-world insights from Deloitte’s Deborah Cole and SAP’s David Swanson. During the presentation, panelists discussed some of the common misconceptions about Millennials in the workplace and what companies can do to better meet the needs of their younger workers.

Want to participate in one of our live webinars and have a chance to ask questions in real time? Be sure to register for our next one on What Matters Most at Work. We’ll be talking about the benefits and incentives that are most important to employees–and what most companies actually offer.

Did you miss a webinar?

Good news: If you didn’t catch our webinars on The New Face of Work, The Leadership Cliff, or The Millennial Mandate, you can still participate. Just check out the SuccessFactors events page for links to the on-demand presentations–as well as information about the webinars still to come.

Join today’s Millennial Misunderstanding webinar

Don’t forget: You can join us for a discussion on the Millennial misunderstanding–one the major themes of our research program–today at 10 am PT/1 pm ET.

During the webinar, Ed Cone will present the findings of our research and ask for insights from Deloitte’s Deborah Cole and SAP’s David Swanson. Do Millennials need to be managed differently than other workers? Do Millennials actually care less about competitive compensation? Are Millennials getting the training they need at work?

Interested? Register here.

Join us next Wednesday for a webinar on Millennials

Next Wednesday, November 12, join us for a discussion on the Millennial misunderstanding–one the major themes of our research program.

As we’ve discussed on the blog, our Workforce 2020 surveys reveal that when it comes to work, Millennials are not so different than their older colleagues.

During the webinar, Ed Cone will present the findings of our research and ask for insights from Deloitte’s Deborah Cole and SAP’s David Swanson. Do Millennials need to be managed differently than other workers? Do Millennials actually care less about competitive compensation? Are Millennials getting the training they need at work?

Join us Wednesday at 10 am PT/1 pm ET for answers to these questions and others. You can register here.

Join us today for a webinar on the leadership cliff

Today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT, join Michael Zielenziger of Oxford Economics, Hy Pomerance of Impact International and former CHRO at New York Life Insurance, and Bhushan Sethi of PricewaterhouseCoopers for a webinar on leadership.

We’ll be talking about our research findings, which reveal a lack of adequate leadership at companies around the world. Listen in to the webinar to learn about:

  • Leadership deficits at senior company echelons
  • Employees’ dim view of middle and upper management performance
  • A widespread lack of succession planning
  • Unfulfilled employee expectations for guidance, development, and training

Click here to register for the webinar.

Join us today for a webinar on the future of work

Today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT, join Ed Cone of Oxford Economics, Anne Dacy of IBM, and David Swanson of SAP for a discussion around the future of work.

We’ll be talking about our research findings and focusing on how the survey results are different for executives and employees in North America. Listen in to learn about:

  • The increasing role of contingent, non-payroll employees
  • Gaps in knowledge and resources for managing tomorrow’s diverse workforce
  • An urgent need for HR-specific analytic tools, skillsets, and data
  • Insufficient board-level understanding of strategic workforce issues

Click here to register for the webinar.

Workforce execution and vision are out of balance

On Friday we talked about the lack of HR tools and metrics plaguing businesses, which lack ample data about the workforce, quantifiable benchmarking, and the ability to glean insight from the data they do have.

HR’s lack of tools may impede progress toward meeting workforce goals (only one-third of respondents say they have made good or significant progress), but the problem also suggests a deeper issue with HR strategy.

Our survey found that while companies are executing on operational plans, less than a third have a strategic, enterprise-wide vision for the workforce they want to build.  Without a vision, companies are unlikely to acquire the tools they need to meet workforce goals, and they will struggle to use the resources they do have properly.

Execution and vision - Sept 29

The imbalance between strategy and vision is even more pronounced in certain countries. In both Australia and China, for example, nearly three-quarters say they have a defined execution plan, while just 25% say they have a vision.

You can read more about the relationship between strategy and vision in our research report, The Looming Talent Crisis. For even more data, check out our project landing page.

Workforce 2020 at SuccessConnect

We released the findings of our huge global study this week at SuccessConnect. Oxford Economics’ Technology Practice Lead Ed Cone, who oversaw the Workforce 2020 project, presented the findings yesterday morning.

People were really interested in our findings, especially on Millennials. In fact, some were actually thanking me for the myth-busting–especially the Millennials to whom I spoke (I told them it wasn’t me, it was the survey data).

This sense of relief is a consistent theme. On my flight home, the guy next to me–a young entrepreneur–said he’s tired of people looking at his generation like aliens from outer space. I laughed and told him our junior staffers compared it to being an exotic species in a zoo. Time to move past all that and focus on the real differences.

Many more interesting conversations around the survey data and other topics, and overall a great experience at SuccessConnect.

                                                   –Ed Cone

We’ll be sharing our research on the blog and updating you on the next wave of deliverables–including fact sheets, think pieces, and interactive infographics–as they become available.

Workforce 2020 launch

The results of our huge global survey of 2,700 executives and 2,700 employees are now available.

You can download the research report, the first of our two think pieces, get information on webinars, and take a quiz about the findings here. Ed Cone will be presenting the global findings tomorrow morning at SuccessConnect; we’ll be keeping you posted on that on Twitter

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be showcasing the reports, infographics, country fact sheets, and highlights from SuccessConnect right here on the blog, so stay tuned. 

2020 Workforce project update

This week, we’re analyzing the full data set for our big global program —survey responses from 2,700 employees and 2,700 executives in 27 countries—and isolating the key themes as well as variations by region, industry, age, and other factors.

In mid-August, we’ll be rolling out a research report and 27 country fact sheets ahead of the full launch of our research findings in September. (You can see an example of what the country fact sheets will look like on our SMEs: Equipped to Compete landing page).

We’ll continue to update here along the way with workforce news, key findings, and project information.