Multigenerational Workforce: Bridging the Generational Gap in your Workplace
How are multi-generational issues impacting your business? What will be the long-term effects of "Brain Drain"? Organizations have as many as four generations currently in the workplace. There will be a significant number of older workers leaving in the next few years. How organizations engage the younger workers and develop succession plans will determine the future success of the organization.
Why Should You Attend:
A core challenge over the next decade will be to attract and retain a skilled workforce as the labor market continues to tighten, technology continues to evolve, and fewer foreign students immigrate to America for job opportunities. This situation is exacerbated as companies find themselves managing four generations of American workers:
- Silents (Born between 1925 and 1946)
- Baby Boomers (Born between 1946 and 1964)
- Generation Xers (Born between 1965 and 1980)
- Generation Ys or Millennials (born after 1980)
Each generation has different norms and behaviors that impact the workplace. Each generation believes that its work ethic is better than that of subsequent generations. Since you’re not going to change work ethic, a better question is how do I recruit, retain, and motivate your entire group of employees. In this course, we will look at the changes that have taken places and provide some solutions of how to manage multi-generations with the different communication style, work expectation, career aspiration and much more.
Participants will learn about how each generation likes to be managed as well as what motivates each generation. They should leave with information to develop an action plan for succession.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Overview of the different generations
- The challenges faced in the workplace
- Commonality among the generations
- Solutions to bridging the generation gap in the workforce
Areas Covered in the Session:
- Defining the key generations
- Methods to combat "brain drain"
- How multi-generational issues can impact employee turnover
- Keeping all generations engaged on the job, in a meeting, during training
- A specific plan of action
Who will Benefit:
- HR Professionals
- CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO
- VPs / Regional VPs
- Executive Directors
- Managing Directors
- Area Supervisors
- Learning and Development Professionals
Grant Schneider, CBC, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, is president and founder of Performance Development Strategies. His company helps organizations achieve greater results by aligning people in the organization with the organization's mission and strategy. Grant helps these organizations create change, develop managers and executives, and create high performing teams resulting in engaged employees and loyal customers. Grant is a Certified Business Coach using an approach that helps organizations identify their vision of success, develop the roadmap, create goals and then achieve those goals.
Grant has served in numerous community and professional volunteer leadership roles. He served on the Westchester County Private Industry Council. He is a past president of the Westchester Human Resource Management Association as well as past Executive Director of the New York State Society for Human Resource Management and has served on the Society for Human Resources' national panel for HR Metrics and Human Capital Measurement. He works with entrepreneurs through a program of the Westchester County Industrial Development Authority which helps businesses grow and reap the benefits of doing business with the government.
Grant currently serves as leader and coordinator for The JAO (Just Add One Program) which helps business owners work on their business and take it to the next level.