Strategic Business Futurist Specializing in Workforce & Workplace Trends; Columnist, The Future Magazine
Joyce Gioia is a Strategic Business Futurist concentrating on relationship aspects of the future. This arena includes workforce and workplace trends, as well as consumer, education, and business-to-business trends. Joyce is President of The Herman Group, a firm serving a wide range corporate, trade association and governmental clients on an international basis. Through consulting, speaking and training, Joyce helps clients position themselves for success in the future. Joyce has served clients on six continents and in 43 states.
Focusing on what will be most valuable for her clients and audiences, Joyce tailors her messages to what is most needed with an emphasis on take-home value, practical tactics and strategies that can be put to work right away.
To reach an even wider audience, Joyce has co-authored five books with her partner Roger Herman. These books are focused on what employers must do to attract, optimize, and hold onto their best employees. Joyce approaches Human Resources from an Internal Marketing perspective, taking external marketing concepts and strategies and applying them within the organization.
A respected professional speaker and trainer, Joyce has earned the designations Certified Management Consultant, the highest certification granted by The Institute of Management Consultants, and a Certified Speaking Professional, the highest certification granted by The National Speakers Association. She is also a Founding Member of the Association of Professional Futurists as well as being an active Professional Member of the National Speakers Association and The World Future Society. Joyce contributed a regular column to The Future Magazine, as well as Sky, Delta Airlines’ award-winning in-flight magazine.
Joyce Gioia holds a bachelor’s degree in languages and communications from The University of Denver and a masters in Business Administration (specializing in Marketing) from Fordham University. She also holds masters degrees in Theology and Counseling from The New Seminary. Joyce’s career includes a wide variety of industries and fields, including hard goods, soft goods, wholesale, retail, and direct marketing. At the age of 28, she was the youngest magazine publisher in the country, publishing The Complete Buyers Guide to Stereo/Hi-Fi Equipment for Service Communications Ltd.
Often quoted in the national media, like Industry Week, The Christian Science Monitor, Entrepreneur Magazine, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio, Joyce is recognized as one who not only knows what’s coming, but can communicate that future very effectively. She has also appeared on numerous radio and television talk shows and was featured in an episode of New Attitudes on the Lifetime Cable Network.
Joyce is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the East, and the International Who’s Who of Business Executives.
Areas of Expertise: Futurists, Customer Focus, Human Resources & The Workforce, Multigeneration Issues, Women’s Issues, Corporate Culture, Women in Business & Finance.
Optimize your Future!
Position yourself for success by knowing what’s coming. This informational and inspirational program will help you learn about the implications of future trends, how people and organizations will be affected, and how you can take advantage of what’s coming. This motivational look into the future is tailored to the audience and may cover any combination of trend categories, including Economic, Demographic, Workforce/Workplace, Education, Societal, Technological, or others.
Capitalizing on the Workforce Crisis to Win the War for Talent
Top executives in the United States and elsewhere today don’t have a clue about the difficulty their human resources and recruiting professionals have filling skilled positions. Mission critical jobs remain unfilled for months and sometimes, years, while the search continues. As the economy recovers, this situation will make the late 90s seem like a practice session! This presentation not only includes detailed information about the magnitude of the problem, but also covers easy-to-implement solutions as well. Based on the bestselling business book, Impending Crisis: Too Many Jobs, Too Few People.
Making Work Lean and Meaningful
Critical labor shortages and lack of trained workers are forcing employers to shift their organizations to a more "lean and meaningful" culture. Based on the popular article from The Futurist Magazine, this valuable seminar gives attendees dozens of practical ideas for retention that may be put into practice right away. Based on the popular business book, Lean & Meaningful: A New Culture for Corporate America.
Becoming an Employer of Choice
High turnover. Increased competition. Employees are now in the driver's seat. This high-content, practical program will teach you what employees are really looking for and how to be the employer that workers choose. Includes best practices from Employer of Choice® organizations. Based on the bestselling business book, How to Become an Employer of Choice.
Employee Retention for the 21st Century
Ready to gain your competitive edge? Throwing money at employees will not earn their loyalty; appreciating and engaging them will. More than simplistic lip service, participants will learn time-tested, no-cost and low-cost strategies to reduce turnover and build productivity. Based on the bestselling business book, Keeping Good People.
Generations: A Tossed Salad in the Workplace
For the first time in history, we have four generations in our workplace simultaneously. The composition of our workforce drives corporate behavior and performance, so it really helps to understand who people are and why they do what they do. Audiences enjoy this highly educational, yet fun, presentation of the World War II generation, the Baby Boomers, Generation X, Generation Why, the Baby Boom Echo, and the Millennials. What a tossed salad! Thought-provoking insights from a futurist who specializes in workforce trends. Discover how generational influences will cause even more unprecedented challenges in the workplace.