While a partner at RBL, he built the firm’s strategic HR practice, and was a director of the RBL Institute. But Jon’s passion these days is thought leadership in chronicling the future of the workforce. His recent book Agile Talent (Harvard, 2016) and articles in HBR, Talent Quarterly, and elsewhere describe how organizations can gain the strategic and competitive benefits of a blended workforce. To support this work, Jon founded the Agile Talent Collaborative. He is also an angel investor in a number of HR tech startups.
Jon brings a unique combination of experiences to his thought leadership. Prior to joining the RBL Group, he was SVP and Chief Learning and Talent Officer of one of the largest U.S. based financial services organizations. He was previously Managing Partner of the Novations Group, a boutique strategy implementation and leadership development firm, and led the firm’s acquisition by Provant (NASDAQ). He was also EVP and COO of NetValue, a Paris and NYC based early global Internet firm.
Jon Younger is co-author of several books in addition to Agile Talent. With Dave Ulrich and others he co-authored HR Transformation, HR From the Outside In, and Mastering Global HR Compentencies.
Jon holds a Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Toronto. He currently teaches in the Executive Education faculties of the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and the Indian School of Business.