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Brief Overview of 2013 Research Projects  

Research Project A: Big Data & Analytics for Talent Acquisition

 Goal: To uncover what is being done in gathering and interpreting data about potential candidates, and to track what is possible within current laws using public domain information.

 Methods: Focus groups, interviews, survey data, startup surveys

 Duration/Dates:  3-month project starting in June 2013

 Outcome: White paper identifying likely direction and impact of data gathering and acquisition over the next 3 years.

 

Research Project B: Automation, Robotics, and Humans

Goal: To uncover the impact of automation and robotics as it impacts hiring and the skills employees need to have to remain relevant and employable in selected industires.

Methods: Focus groups, interviews, survey data

Duration/Dates:  6-month project starting in June 2013

Outcome: White paper with accompanying data/charts identifying likely direction and impact of automation and robotics on employment levels and the competencies/skills employees will need to remain employable.

 

Research Project C: Workforce Composition

Goal: To identify trends in employment types, whether regular, temporary, part-time, or contractor.  To examine what is happening and likely to happen over the next 24 months to workforce composition. To answer the question: is regular employment decreasing in favor of contingent and to what level and in what positions?

Methods: Focus groups, interviews, survey data

Duration/Dates:  6-month project starting in March 2013

Outcome: White paper identifying likely direction of employment types over the next 24 months with explanation of reasons and longer-term potential impact.

 

Research Project D: Attitudes & Trends of Youth Aged 20-29

Goal: To identify leading trends that people aged 20-29 have toward a broad array of issues including education, career, preferred working environment, preferred relationship with manager, attitude toward marriage, child bearing, and lifestyle. Knowledge of these attitudes and trends are helpful in building recruiting campaigns, tailoring HR benefits, shaping jobs and work, and in predicting larger social trends.

Methods: Focus groups, interviews, surveys.

Duration: Currently underway with 2 interns from Hult International Business Scholl. Projected completion: August 2013

Outcome: A written report summarizing the findings along with data from surveys and a PowerPoint presentation of highlights, Video/audio of interviews.

 

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