Learning Path: Talent Development Pro
Duration: 1 Day(s).
In years gone by, two or, perhaps, three generations worked side-by-side. Today five generations of people share the workplace for a wide range of reasons. Twenty-first-century economic realities make early retirement unrealistic for most. At the same time, people are living longer with healthier, vibrant lives and would like to stay at work. Thus, we have workers from multiple generations vying for jobs and getting along with people with diverse backgrounds, value sets, and professional goals. Some characterize this as a clash of the generations. Others characterize it as an opportunity to find the right people to fill vacancies and leverage the knowledge that each worker uniquely brings to bear.
In this course, we will examine the myths, realities, and opportunities associated with the generation gap. We will examine the issue as both a generational gap conflict and as an employee recruiting and retention issue. Recruiters and succession planners, in particular, need to define and address this challenge. While this workshop encourages participants to embrace the diversity, we recognize that there is a gap to bridge. We’ll explore problems, solutions, and strategies to help bridge these gaps.
- Identify generation gap issues as they arise in the workplace
- Describe the impact a multi-generation workforce has on today’s organizations
- Understand the language applied to each generation and overcome common stereotyping
- Examine strategies to overcome gap issues
- Evaluate recruiting, retention, and succession planning in the context of multiple generations in the workplace
Those who want to create a workplace environment that fosters collaboration, inspires performance, and adapts to changing conditions