Partner & Research Director, Future Workplace
Called “The Millennial version of Tom Peters,” and “the new voice of the workplace,” Dan Schawbel has become the definitive voice of his generation in the workplace. His mission to follow the rise of millennials from college to CEOs has resulted in two best-selling books, prolific contributions to business media ranging from Forbes Magazine to the Harvard Business Review, and multiple Fortune 500 partnerships and consultancies. Now leading the world’s largest aggregator of workplace research, Dan’s reputation as the “millennial expert,” has been built upon the most authoritative and broadly referenced research studies in this area. As a speaker, he moves seamlessly from millennial career and leadership guru to intergenerational interpreter, branding expert, trends analyst and workplace futurist. In each role, he synthesizes hundreds of studies and translates the very latest data to provide invaluable insights, shatter perceptions and shift mindsets. Acknowledging a world where you simply cannot understand the future without understanding his generation, Dan guides audiences through what it will take to lead, work and prosper in the millennial-driven organizations of the future. Read More >
We Need to Start Humanizing the Process
How Millennials Are Changing Corporate America?
How Millennials Matter
How to Increase the Retention Rate Among Millennials
How to Hire Millennials: Social Recruiting
On the Steve Harvey Show
Through conducting multiple research studies, and ongoing conversations with senior leaders from companies across multiple industries and geographies, Dan Schawbel has connected the ability to lead and work effectively in a team to organizational success. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be born a leader to become one, and the education system doesn’t teach you the skills required to thrive in today’s team-based organizational structure. With the advent of new technologies, and the complexities of managing an ever-diverse employee population, it’s becoming even more important to understand team dynamics. This presentation will both inspire and instruct you on how to become an invaluable team player and leader. Through his latest insights, and personal stories, Dan will prove that the byproduct of supporting your team is your own individual success. Read More >
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Over the past eight years, Dan Schawbel has helped all types of organizations unlock the secrets to recruiting, retaining and growing their young talent. As a millennial leader, mentor and researcher, he has dissected the cultural, technological and economic drivers that make these generations different. After surveying thousands of millennials, and Generation Z-ers from across the world, he has uncovered essential information about their workplace needs, learning habits and leadership styles that will impact companies now and in the future. With Gen Z entering the workplace, and millennials moving up to management positions, your company cannot afford to ignore both generations who will comprise over half of your workforce by 2020. This presentation will help you win the battle for talent, ensure that they remain productive workers and become the future leaders of your company. Read More >
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With the increased adoption of new technologies, globalization, automation and ever-changing economic conditions, the modern workplace is in a state of flux. As a result, today's companies are facing major challenges that will affect how they do business and compete for the best talent. For the past five years, Dan Schawbel has published an annual report of the top workplace trends in Forbes, generating more than 800,000 views combined. The trends are selected based on primary research from his firm, secondary research from over 450 different sources and conversations with HR executives at Fortune 1000 companies. In this presentation, you will hear about the top workplace trends that will change the way you view your corporation, help you better prepare for the future and improve your talent management strategy. Read More >
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"Your focus on attracting and retaining millennials was extremely beneficial for me. This information has now inspired me to elevate our college internship programs and really focus on how Boston Mutual can hopefully spark some excitement in the insurance industry."
"Dan’s presentation was a HOME RUN! Dan was delightful and so well informed. Everyone enjoyed his knowledge and his personal delivery style."
"Dan was a HUGE hit! So many people found his presentation invaluable. Not only is Dan's research insightful, his presentation skills will keep your audience engaged. He definitely had our crowd thinking twice about generational workplace challenges. After he was done, some of the top companies in the world were trying to pick his brain and schedule him at their events. He's incredibly professional and such a dynamic speaker!"
"Thank you so much for your presentation today! We had over a dozen people type into the Q&A box just to tell us how useful the information is or to just say thank you for sharing this info! We also had a great attendee retention rate! Thank you again, and I hope we get another chance to work together soon."
"The presentation was a huge hit! We had 575 people in attendance. I’ve provided some high level remarks that came in from our surveys: Great session; Passionate speaker; Good information to consider in organizational development; Loved the focus on employee engagement and technology and legislative changes that may impact the workforce; Very interesting information about changes in the expectations of employees in the workplace and how it will impact companies moving forward."
"The feedback from the participants was fantastic. The post discussions were a sign that each individual took away different but meaningful perspectives. We felt Dan connected well with the audience and executed well. Much appreciation."
"Dan encompasses all of the attributes you look for in a great keynote speaker: influential, motivating and engaging. He assisted us in learning more about diversity of thought, the millennial generation and how they interact in the workplace, and how to position us all for further success. He has a wealth of knowledge with extraordinary delivery and we highly recommend him to anyone looking for an energetic and forward-thinking speaker."
"Dan was a guest speaker for our millennial employees, managers and leadership team. His presentation was informative and had the entire audience very inquisitive about the aspects of social media, personal branding, entrepreneurism, Gen Y, and career and workforce management. His wealth of knowledge in all of these areas and how he presented was clear and concise and opened many eyes and ears as to new innovative ways to handle each of these concepts."
"I wanted to personally congratulate you for your terrific work giving the keynote speech and moderating the panel discussion at Tuesday’s event. The Ernst & Young team was so pleased with your contributions, and the feedback on the event continues to be extremely positive. Your thinking about Millennials is helpful to the workplace dialog, and your advice to them is practical—an undeniably powerful combination. EY looks forward to engaging on this topic with you in the future. In the meantime, I wish you much continued success and very much look forward to your next project!"
"I first met Dan when he presented Building the Workforce of Tomorrow at the ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) event in May 2013. His presentation was engaging, informative, and full of great research data. Dan is clearly a visionary and expert in personal branding, entrepreneurism, Gen Y, and career and workforce management. I hired Dan to present to 440 college graduate Oracle new hires and he most definitely delivered! He's a wealth of knowledge. I highly recommend Dan and look forward to working with him again."
"Dan led a workshop on personal branding in the digital age for our team. His presentation included an overview of the new rules in the workplace, as well as an overview of the necessary skills needed to compete in today’s marketplace. Overall, Dan was great to work with, had excellent presentation skills, was a good active listener, and had a real passion for what he does. I highly recommend him and hope to work him again in the future."
“Elevating humanity through business is the purpose of Conscious Capitalism. BACK TO HUMAN is a welcomed reminder of the interdependencies that exist across all human stakeholders, and that workplace cultures must be trusting, authentic, innovative and caring so that working there is a source of both personal growth and professional fulfillment.”
"If leaders want to create stronger connections with their teams, they must read Back to Human. Schawbel's message of encouraging more human connection, instead of relying on technology, will become more relevant over time.”
"Our brain grew in size in order to process our complex social needs, yet we are evolving into a society that devalues human interaction. Dan’s insights will ensure you use all your neurons offered by evolution.”