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THE GENERATION GAME: FUTURE OF THE WORKPLACE
November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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PLAYING THE GENERATION GAME – DOES YOUR COMPANY HAVE A WINNING STRATEGY?
Our panel of experts will explore the challenges that organizations can anticipate in recruiting, retaining, and developing multi-generational workers and offer suggestions to help leadership, HR and talent management professionals prepare their organizations to adjust to the influx of a more diverse workforce. This is not just an HR issue but a leadership issue which is critical to get right to meet corporate objectives of accelerating growth, developing the right corporate culture, and being able to access the best talent.
Join our diverse panel of speakers on Tuesday, November 14th at 5:30 pm at The Research Triangle Park Headquarters, 12 Davis Drive, RTP, NC as they participate in an enthusiastic and lively discussion regarding the exciting future of today’s multi-generational workplace.
Moderator: Diane Adams, Chief Culture and Talent Officer, McGraw-Hill Education
–Andrea Derler, Ph.D., Research Leader, Leadership & Succession Management, Bersin by Deloitte
–Tammy Flanagan, CFO of Kimley-Horn
–Deborah Snow, Chief People Officer, Qlik
–Andrew Terrell, Consul for Business, Prosperity, and Government Affairs, U.K. Government Office, Raleigh-Durham
Outline of the Evening:
5:30-6:00 pm – Registration and Networking
6:00-7:30 pm – Program and Q&A
7:15-8:00 pm – Closing Reception
No refunds after November 2, 2017.
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In 2016/17, researchers and commentators identified five main generations that made up the American workforce. Each generation being defined as an identifiable group that shares birth years, age, location, and significant life events at critical developmental stages. There are at least two views regarding generational differences in the workplace. The first presumes that shared events influence and define each generation and that while individuals in different generations are diverse, they nevertheless share certain thoughts, values, and behaviors because of these shared events. Furthermore, these values, reactions, and behaviors presumably differ across generations. The alternative view suggests that although there might be variations throughout an employee’s life cycle or career stage, ultimately employees may be “generic” in what they want from their jobs and trying to divide employees by generations may be misguided.
Although generational differences have been a common feature across time, over the past 5 years companies have expressed a growing concern about managing generations who seem to have different values and attitudes toward the workplace. A recent Ernst & Young survey confirmed these differences resulting in companies questioning traditional ways of recruiting, managing, leading and motivating employees with contrasting values. The issue is particularly prevalent as demographic trends in Europe and the United States (with employees entering the workforce earlier and employees working later in life) have resulted in different generations working alongside each other. Further compounding these issues are significant demographic changes brought about by increasing diversity, migration trends, work-life balance, increasing opportunities for women in traditionally male dominated professions, and issues of sexual orientation and transgender workplace issues. This interactive panel will feature 4-5 panelists spanning different generations, each of whom will present their perspectives of the topic.
Having multi-generational employees within organizations present both opportunities and challenges. To be highly effective in today’s world, leaders need to learn the propensities of each generation, and employ strategies for engaging them in ways that reflect their expectations, style and priorities. Organizations that work proactively to address the different generations will reap the benefits, while those that ignore the impact of the multi-generational workforce risk losing in the war for talent.
Mark your calendars and Register Today. We look forward to your participation!
This event is presented by Triangle/Eastern BABCNC with support from the following:
The Research Triangle Park Headquarters
of the Research Triangle Foundation of NC