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David Delong Speaker

David DeLong

    • Cited by the New York Times, Fortune, and the Wall Street Journal
    • Uses demographic research to optimize hiring practices
    • Describes what the changing workforce means for the skills gap
    • Helps companies innovate by capitalizing on their existing knowledge base
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Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

Massachusetts

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Dr. David DeLong helps leaders implement practical solutions to address critical skill shortages created by major changes in workforce demographics, shifts in generational values and new technologies. 

President of Smart Workforce Strategies, David DeLong is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College where he teaches “Leading & Managing Organizational Change.

”He is co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw-Hill), and author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (Oxford University Press).  His most recent book is Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market.

David has spoken for and consulted with organizations such as MetLife, American Council of Life Insurers, the Federal Reserve Bank, Farm Credit System, Microsoft, MasterCard, Lockheed Martin, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Ernst & Young and Accenture.

David Delong's work has been widely cited in the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review Blog, CIO Magazine, US News & World Report and The Boston Globe.  He has also been interviewed on NPR’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation”. 

Closing the “Skills Gap:” Innovative Talent Management Solutions For a Changing Workforce.
Top executives can no longer be complacent when it comes to recruiting, developing and retaining high potential employees and future leaders. This talk shows how to prioritize talent-related risks, identify the seven talent problems that kill profits, and how to accelerate knowledge transfer in the multigenerational workplace.

Using the “Skills Gap” to Solve the “Jobs Gap”: Creative Solutions for Critical Workforce Challenges.
The U.S. faces a paradoxical crisis. More than 80% of companies report they can’t find the skilled employees needed to drive grow, while 50% of today’s college grads are underemployed. This talk shows how innovative solutions can address both problems simultaneously.

Accelerating Leadership Development: Lessons From the Leading Edge.
The leadership pipeline in many organizations today is dangerously thin. This talk focuses on how to identify and retain high-potential candidates and five keys to accelerating leadership development.

The High Cost of Coming and Going: Accelerating Knowledge Transfer Across Generations.
More Baby Boomer retirements and “onboarding” of new hires greatly increases the organizational costs of lower productivity, lost knowledge, and failed promotions. This talk shows leaders how to reduce the risks of ineffective transitions, disillusioned young employees, and critical capability loss as many organizations go through seismic shifts in the make up of their workforce.

Graduate to a Great Job: How to Make Your College Degree Pay Off.
With 50% of college grads working in jobs that don’t require a college degree, it’s more critical than ever to understand what works and what doesn’t in today’s job market. Learn six keys to landing a good job faster in the post-recession economy.

Change Management – Why the Soft Stuff is Really the Hard Stuff.
A key element in the success of all strategic initiatives is your organization’s ability to manage change effectively. This talk shows the behaviors, practices, and processes being used by today’s most effective change leaders.

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