Practical Solutions for a Changing Workforce
Keynote speaker David DeLong helps leaders close the “skills gap” and tackle their challenges of an aging, changing workforce.
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David DeLong is a leading expert on skills gap solutions
Speaker, author and consultant Dr. David DeLong helps organizations improve performance by implementing practical solutions for critical skill shortages and faster knowledge transfer. President of the research-driven consulting firm Smart Workforce Strategies, he is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab and has been an adjunct professor at Babson College where he teaches “Managing Organizational Change.”
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Thanks for delivering such a terrific series of workshops for the NRC. …We look forward to working with you again.
Thank you for sharing your views on demographic threats and off shoring opportunities with the TXU board of directors and senior leadership team last week. …Your presentation added greatly to the overall strategy meeting.
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David, your ideas on the workforce helped shape one of the best conferences we’ve had in many years! We’re extremely grateful for your contribution.
Your presentation was a huge hit at our annual Leadership Conference. You gave us practical ideas we could work with immediately.
David DeLong’s presentation was ideal for the American Organization of Nurse Executives annual meeting audience. Thank you for providing such clarity, while also instilling appropriate alarm.
Our executives rated your keynote session on knowledge retention strategies as one of the strongest based on content and ideas they could immediately employ.
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Recent Blog Posts/Latest Research
Are you anxious to find new sources of talent to sustain and grow your business? Frustrated with traditional methods of finding and recruiting new hires? Here are four innovative approaches I’ve learned from my ongoing research on solutions for critical skill...read more
It's painful to watch family members -- young or old -- struggle to find a job. It's that time of year when many new college grads are facing the job market for the first time. Or maybe you have an older child looking for their second or third position, or even a...read more
How can chambers of commerce help their members thrive in an era of critical skill shortages? Here are four practical lessons I shared in keynote talks to big state chamber meetings in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. These insights come from dozens of interviews with...read more
Books by David DeLong
Three important books that provide solutions to tough problems created by the changing workforce.
The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management
Powerful Tools for Leveraging a Changing Workforce
This book should be titled Telling HR Where To Go When It Comes to Talent Management. It shows line leaders how to not only reduce the risks of talent shortages but also maximize the payoff of investments in workforce and leadership development.
Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce
A widely praised book that shows how losing knowledge in this technology-intensive era seriously threatens organizational performance. Find out how organizations like NASA, Siemens, Sandia National Laboratories, Shell Chemical, and the World Bank tackle the challenges of knowledge retention.
Graduate to a Great Job
Make Your College Degree Pay Off in TODAY's Market
More than 50% of recent college grads are unemployed or doing jobs that don’t require a college degree. This book will shorten your job search and help you launch a career you’re excited about!