“The study helped inform our business strategy moving forward.”
– Gary Swart, Former CEO of oDesk
Dan has conducted more research focused on generations, the future of work, and economic trends than anyone else his age. He has lead 65 research studies in partnership with companies such as Oracle, Amazon, Deloitte, WeWork, American Express, Randstad, and UKG. Schawbel has explored a plethora of issues around hiring, engagement, mental health, corporate culture, digital transformation, employee benefits and leadership. In total, he’s led studies that have collectively surveyed over 3.1 million c-suite, directors, HR leaders, managers, freelancers, job seekers, and students from 26 different countries.
The studies have been covered in over 2,000 media outlets including CNN, USA Today, Men’s Health, Fortune, BBC World News, NPR, LA Times, Fast Company, TIME, CNBC, and The Wall Street Journal. He led a study on “The Skills Gap” that was the cover story for Money Magazine’s May 2016 issue and another on “Employee Burnout” that was the cover story for HR Magazine’s June 2017 issue. The findings from his work have been impacted millions of people over the past decade.
Dan is responsible for conducting “The first definitive research in the marketplace to date on Gen Z (Human Resource Executive)”. In addition, he advised and commented on US News & World Report’s first-ever “Best Jobs for Millennials” report
Latest research studies:
A study of 1,600 HR leaders and employees showing that 75% of workers are stressed about financial issues at work, spending 9+ working hours per week dealing with personal finances
A study of 2,100 C-Suite executives and employees showing that nearly 70% of executives are seriously considering quitting their roles for a job that better supports their well-being.
A study of 1,600 C-Suite executives and employees showing 2 out of 3 execs believe their workers will quit because they feel disconnected, and it’s the top reason workers say they’ll leave.
A study of 4,000 hourly and salaried workers finding that 75% of Millennial and Gen Z employees are likely to quit within the next year due to lack of skills development opportunities.
A global study of 2,300 workers, and 600 C-Suite and 600 HR leaders, finding Nearly half of employees worldwide would not recommend their company nor their profession to their children.
Most interesting findings:
- Millennials are most likely to have had to move back home with their parents due to financial hardship after starting their careers (28 percent) compared to Gen X (11 percent) or Baby Boomers (5 percent).
- 43% of students say that online education will provide them with courses of the same or higher quality than traditional colleges.
- 87% of companies reported it costs between $15,000 and $25,000 to replace each millennial employee they lose.
- 90% view entrepreneurship as a mindset today instead of the role of a business owner.
- Over 63% of Gen Y workers have a Bachelor’s Degree.
- Median salary across Gen Y is $39,700.
- Average tenure for Gen Y is 2 years (5 for Gen X and 7 for Baby Boomers).
- Gen-Y is connected to an average of 16 co-workers and nearly 700 friends on Facebook.
- 91% of employers think that students should have between one and two internships before graduation.
- 98% of employers view communication skills as being important or very important when hiring for entry-level positions.
- Baby Boomers use social networks as part of their job search (29%) over Gen X (27%) and Gen Y (23%).
- 32% of Gen Y consider themselves to be entrepreneurs compared to 41% of Gen X and 45% of Boomers.