Today, TriplePundit, SAP and our esteemed panel of millennials came together at #SAPYouthChat for a special Twitter chat, reflecting on the state of the world before entering 2016. Next year is the year to “Create the World” they want to live in!
Our chat special guests and audience members addressed the following topics and more:
- What “the world youth want to live in” means for today’s millennials
- What society is doing globally to create just that
- What is or isn’t working so well, and the effects
- How leading corporations can truly empower youth to become the workforce of the future
- What the phrase “the future in your hands” means to today’s youth
- SAP’s 2016 vision for millennials
According to a United Nations report, “Millennials are increasingly acting as the agents of change in society, calling for institutions that are more responsive not only to their needs, but to national or global concerns, and providing the energy, creative ideas and determination to drive reform.”
Millennials are a driven crowd. Seventy-four percent of millennial leaders believe they can make a difference in the world. Civically-engaged millennials who are motivated to create these philanthropic changes are prime candidates for future leadership positions.
“Big IT players like SAP, whose mission is to help the world run better and improve people’s lives, recognize and embrace this generation: “In the next 10 years, today’s youth will determine whether businesses win or lose the game. These young people are pushing businesses to innovate – to do things simpler, faster, smarter, and more sustainably, in ways that will ultimately change the world.
“If we equip early talents with the best technology and empower them to be bold, I think we’ll watch the next greatest generation do incredible things. The pressure is now on us to unleash their spirit and entrepreneurism.” – Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP SE
- In 2014, 8,557 millennials joined SAP — comprised of new grads, early talents and young professionals.
- In 2015, 22 percent of all full-time new hires at SAP are recent graduates.
- For 2016, SAP’s goal is to ensure that 24 percent of new hires are recent graduates.
- 1,000 tech positions are currently open for new employees!
Despite these incredible efforts to tackle youth unemployment, today’s rising workforce faces 75 million unemployed with a yawning skills gap.
What can you do to “Create the World you want to live in,” one that this generation deserves. What better way to learn than directly from those who will become decision-makers and are already the youngest leaders and influencers representing the millennial generation.
- Erik Finman (@ErikFinman) — Global Community Manager of SmartUp and Founder of Botangle
- Taylor Trudon (@TaylorTrudon) — Life editor at MTV News
- Aditi Singh (@AditiSinghus) — SAP Customer Engagement Executive
- David Saddington (@EnvironmentDave) — Climate Change Communicator & Enviropreneur
- Nick Aster (@NickAster) — TriplePundit Founder and Publisher
- Marissa Rosen (@MarissaR1) — TriplePundit Director of Social Media
- Jen Boynton (@JenBoynton) — TriplePundit Editor-In-Chief
- Mary Mazzoni (@Mary_Mazzoni) — TriplePundit Senior Editor
This will was the last in a series of four Twitter chats that TriplePundit and SAP hosted in 2015 to open the dialogue around empowering youth. Stay tuned for our upcoming chats in 2016!
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