#Generations | The workforce crisis of 2030

It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world’s largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled — and quite charming — talk, human resources expert Rainer Strack suggests that countries ought to look across borders for mobile and willing job seekers. But to do that, they need to start by changing the culture in their businesses.

About the author
Rainer-Strack-1200x800_cRainer Strack, Human resources expert, TED Speaker.

BCG’s Rainer Strack advocates for companies to adopt a “people advantage” — because employee-centered thinking can go a long way.
Rainer Strack is a Senior Partner and Managing Director at the Boston Consulting Group, where he is the global leader of the HR topic. He has written numerous articles about human resources, such as on HR controlling and people business in 2005 and on demographic risk management and strategic workforce planning in 2008, both published in the Harvard Business Review. In 2014 he published three major BCG reports on the “The Global Workforce Crisis,” “Decoding Global Talent,” and “Creating People Advantage.” He was a member of the Global Agenda Council for talent mobility of the World Economic Forum and presented twice on this topic in Davos. Strack holds a master’s degree in physics, a master’s degree in business, and a PhD in physics from RWTH Aachen University, Germany. In 2008, he was named an honorary professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany.