Live Twitter Chat With Leading Researchers Examines the Impact of Millennials on the Workplace

Published November 25, 2015

By Communications Team

12/9 join the co-authors of What Millennials Want from Work for a Q&A on how the largest generation yet is changing expectations at work.


A report released by the White House last year revealed that millennials – or Americans born between 1980 and the mid-2000’s – have become the largest and most diverse generation in the United States. They’ve also grown up with far greater access and exposure to technology and information than any previous group of the population.

As millennials have gradually comprised a larger portion of the U.S. workforce, they’ve reset many expectations for the modern workplace. Everything from office physical environments to professional development and credentialing has changed significantly in the last 15 years.

On December 9th at 12pm EST our Careers team will host a live Twitter chat on hashtag #MHECareers with some of the leading researchers of the millennial generation’s impact. @MHECareers will host the chat Q&A with panelists @MaddieGrant, @JenniferJDeal, and @CCLdotORG – the official Twitter account of the Center for Creative Leadership.

Chat panelists Jennifer Deal and Alec Levanson are co-authors of What Millennials Want from Work, coming in January of 2016 from McGraw-Hill Professional. What Millennials Want from Work is an in-depth guide to help business leaders and HR professionals understand how to attract and retain top millennial talent.

Alec Levenson is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Effective Organizations, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. His action research and consulting work with companies optimize organization performance through the application of organization design, job design, human capital analytics and strategic talent management. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton and has trained HR professionals from a broad range of Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies in human capital analytics. His previous books include Strategic Analytics: Advancing Strategy Execution and Organizational Effectiveness and Employee Surveys That Work.

Jennifer J Deal is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s “Experts” panel on leadership. She is the manager of CCL's World Leadership Survey which investigates trends in leadership and engagement with all generations around the world. She holds a B.A. from Haverford College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in industrial/organizational psychology from The Ohio State University. Her previous books include Retiring the Generation Gap: How Employees Young and Old Can Find Common Ground and Success for the New Global Manager.

Maddie Grant, CAE is an expert digital strategist who has helped hundreds of organizations engage with their customer base and build capacity for using social media and online communities to achieve business results. In addition to her culture change work through her consulting firm Culture That Works, Maddie is Editor of SocialFish, one of the most visited and respected blogs written for nonprofit and association executives. She is an accomplished speaker and author and has written several books, including the 2012 hardcover, co-authored with Jamie Notter, titled Humanize: How People-Centric Organizations Succeed in a Social World, and When Millennials Take Over: Preparing for the Ridiculously Optimistic Future of Business, released in March 2015.

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