Dr. David DeLong is a leading expert on solutions for closing the “skills gap” that threatens organizational performance. He is also an authority on effective job search strategies for Gen-Ys and Baby Boomers struggling in a rapidly changing labor market.
He is author of the new book Graduate to a Great Job: Make Your College Degree Pay Off in Today’s Market. He is also co-author of The Executive Guide to High-Impact Talent Management (McGraw-Hill), which shows executives how to maximize the return on critical talent initiatives. In addition, he is author of the widely-praised book Lost Knowledge: Confronting the Threat of an Aging Workforce (Oxford University Press).
President of David DeLong & Associates, a consulting firm based in Concord, Massachusetts, he is also a research fellow at the MIT AgeLab.
A popular keynote speaker, Dr. DeLong has developed customized presentations for audiences in many sectors, including healthcare, manufacturing, aerospace and defense, utilities, government, pharmaceuticals, high tech, and finance. For more than 15 years, he has studied the strategic impacts of changing workforce demographics to identify solutions that improve performance and accelerate knowledge transfer across generations. His solutions help leaders cope more effectively with the workforce and leadership development challenges posed by looming Baby Boomer retirements, as well as the need to recruit, develop, and retain Millennials. His recent work has been widely cited in the New York Times, Fortune Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, the Christian Science Monitor, and on NPR's Morning Edition and Talk of the Nation.
Dr. DeLong has lectured in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America, and is a widely-published writer whose work has appeared in journals and magazines such as Harvard Business Review, the New York Times, the Boston Globe, Newsweek International, Computerworld, Organizational Dynamics, and Inc. Magazine. A former researcher at both Harvard Business School and MIT's Sloan School, he has a doctorate in organizational behavior from Boston University and an M.P.A. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.