We all appreciated your relentless stimulation and the really important points you drove home to our group.
Hon. George P. Shultz, Secretary of State (1982-1989), United States of America

White Papers

The Great Generational Shift: Update 2018

There is a “Great Generational Shift” underway in the workforce today. This is the post-Baby Boomer shift that demographers and workforce planners have been anticipating for decades. The generational shift presents a whole new set of challenges for employers, employees, and for managers at all levels.
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The Under-management Epidemic Report 2014… Ten Years Later

Today’s workplace is afflicted by an Under-management Epidemic with huge (often hidden) costs to employers, managers, and employees. Our ongoing research shows that under-management has NOT improved significantly in the ten years since our landmark study on the subject was released in 2004. While the primary causes of under-management have NOT changed substantially, our intensified research has yielded important new findings.
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Pent-Up Departure Demand: The swelling ranks of employees who would leave if they could

Based on our analysis of five year data trends we are tracking a sizable increase in what we refer to as Pent-Up Departure Demand: a growing population of employees who have felt “stuck” in their current job for a year or more. We particularly see growth in the percentage of employees who have felt this way for as many as three years or longer. This has significant implications for managers and HR professionals. In our latest white paper we examine the phenomenon, its implications, and what you can do about it.
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Meet Generation Z: The Second Generation Within the Giant “Millennial” Cohort

We have been tracking young people in the workplace steadily since 1993. Since 2008, we have been tracking the emergence of Generation Z. GenZers, born in the 90s and raised in the 2000s during the most profound changes in at least a century, represent the watershed generational shift of our era.  The 22-year-old members of the baccalaureate ‘Class of 2012’ were born in 1990, the first birth year of Generation Z.  The bleeding edge of Generation Z (born 1990 and later; today’s 16 to 23 year olds) are already more than 11 million strong (nearly 7%) in the North American workforce and their numbers will grow dramatically over the next few years. By 2015, they will be 20 million; 25 million by 2017; 30 million by 2019.

This is the new emerging workforce and they will fill up a new “youth bubble” in the workplace in the next seven years, just as roughly 30 million aging Baby Boomers will retire. Generation Z represents the greatest generational shift the workplace has ever seen. Generation Z will present profound challenges to leaders, managers, supervisors, hr leaders, and educators in every sector of the workforce.
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Holidays in the Workplace: Our Parties and Gifts Survey Results

Do you like office holiday parties? Does anyone?

Well, it turns out, yes! We asked our research panel about some common workplace holiday traditions and here’s what we found out:

An overwhelming percentage of respondents from all generations are fans of the office holiday party and would like to have one this year with their current coworkers.
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