Gen Y – The Net Geners





I have the opportunity to speak quite often to business leaders about Gen Y. It’s a major concern as they see the wave of Baby Boomers retiring and they seek to find quality replacements and new hires to build their business. Take a minute to read the description for this presentation. Please feel free to reach out to me if you would be interested in having me speak to your management team, association, or an upcoming event.

The Baby Boomers have always been considered to be the largest generation, and therefore, they have impacted the American workforce more than any other. Now, the Baby Boomers are retiring – 10,000 of them every day. Who will replace them? There is a new generation moving into the workplace now – 80 million strong! They are even larger than the Baby Boomer generation. They are called “Generation Y, Net Geners, Millennials.” They are the first generation to have the internet accessible to them every day of their lives, and that has reshaped how they think, how they see the world, and how they approach their careers. As you look to staff your organizations now and in the coming years, you will not be able to ignore them.

This session will reveal to you the consistencies across this generation so you will know how to attract, retain, and manage them. It is likely that adjustments will need to be made in your internal strategies and structure to enhance your chances of maintaining a consistent workforce. And I believe that the way recruiting will take place in the next 3-4 years will dramatically shift from what we consider “normal” or “standard” currently. Those who begin planning now, making adjustments now, and have a blueprint to enable their organizations now will be the winners in the war for talent.

Issues that will be addressed:

  • Who is this generation?
  • What are the consistencies across this generation?
  • How do those consistencies shape their thinking in the modern world?
  • How do they approach their careers – what matters most to them?
  • How can they be managed?
  • Is there a model out there for my organization to follow?
  • How can I best attract them to my organization?
  • How will recruiting efforts change in order to reach this generation?
  • How will I need to reallocate resources internally to accomplish these changes?
  • What will I need to do to retain these workers?
  • How do I take The Hunger Games approach – “May the odds be ever in your favor.”?

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