A few weeks ago, we co-hosted a great event with Universum around their recent Generations research which dives deep into what professionals and students of various generations hope, fear, and expect about their careers. With all the talk of millennials, and now Gen Z, it was great to have a trove of data to better understand what is really happening, and if these groups of people are so different.We did two events to talk through this information. One was at the new GE HQ in Boston in a small roundatable discussion with HR practioners from startups to Fortune 500, along with the career services offices of Harvard, MIT and Northeastern. Needless to say, it was a great discussion. Here's a quick video from the event:
The second event was a larger group at the Microsoft NERD center. We brought in Ed Nathanson, an expert on culture and talent acquisition, to help us lead the discussion.Here are some of the takeaways:
Overall, it was a lot of fun to dig into this data and have a rich discussion on why different groups felt one way or the other about their hopes, fears, etc.