We have some exciting things to share as the academic year is winding down. This month, the 2013 DiversityInc. Top 50 list was announced with PwC at #2. In addition, we are pleased to announce the recent release of PwC’s NextGen: A global generational study. We have also highlighted the latest 10 minutes publication on the stark realities of cybersecurity. Finally, we have included a reminder about PwC Open University as a resource which may be useful to you for webcasts and training on current topics over the summer months.
We are thrilled to announce that PwC was recognized by DiversityInc as the #2 company on the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. This is the 6th year in a row PwC made the top 10! DiversityInc also awarded us the #1 company for Recruitment & Retention. A total of 893 companies from a wide range of industries participated in the 2013 DiversityInc competition. The full list of the top 50 can be found at www.DiversityInc.com/top50
We are pleased to share our recently released comprehensive and global generational study conducted by PwC, the University of Southern California and the London Business School looks into the aspirations, work styles and values of “Millennial”/”Generation Y” employees (those born between 1980 and 1995).
The study, which included more than 40,000 responses from Millennials and non-Millennials alike, captures the various forces at play that are influencing the experience of Millennials. These include: workplace culture, communication and work styles, compensation and career structure, career development and opportunities and work/life balance.
The results both confirmed and dispelled common perceptions about Millennial workers. For example, the study found that while Millennials are more tech savvy than their more senior colleagues, are globally-focused, less formal and more willing to share information, they do not feel more entitled and are willing to work just as hard as their non-Millennial counterparts.
Other key findings include:
This 10Minutes discusses why cybersecurity is more than an IT challenge—it’s a business imperative. New technologies, well-funded and determined adversaries, and interconnected business ecosystems have combined to increase your company’s exposure to cyberattacks. Critical digital assets are being targeted and the potential impact to your business has never been greater. In order to sufficiently protect the business, future cash flows, and shareholder value, your approach to cybersecurity must keep pace. To view the publication, click here.
Looking for training on a current hot topic? Need some CPE hours? Looking for online resources for your students or potential homework assignments which will reinforce your curriculum? PwC Open University, a first-of-its-kind corporate education resource providing free on-line access to executive business courses developed by PwC thought leaders. We encourage you to make use of this great tool over the summer. Visit pwc.com/openuniversity.
We hope you find this information useful. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can be of assistance to you. We hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing many of you at the AAA Annual Meeting in Anaheim.
US Faculty Relations Leader