What You Will Learn :
- Identify where the generation gap issue surfaces, and the impact it has on the modern workforce.
- Describe and apply language that is specific to each generation currently in the workplace.
- Evaluate the need and effectiveness of recruiting, retention, and succession plans in context of the generation gap.
- Explore organization strategies that overcome gap issues.
There are currently five generations in the workforce, and employers faced with mass retirements of Baby Boomers are looking for ways to prepare for the changes that will result. This course examines the history and reality of the generation gap.
This course explores whether defining the actual limits of each generation is most important, or whether the merits of people within the context of employment is the bigger issue. Understanding others helps us to understand ourselves and to manage the people that we work with. We will explore problems, solutions, and strategies to help overcome issues of the generation gap.
HISTORY IN BRIEF
To begin, participants will look at how the generation gap is defined and where it comes from. Participants will also determine similarities and differences amongst themselves.
FINDING COMMON GROUND
As individuals, we have more in common at work than we may think. This session will teach participants how finding things that are in common can be useful when deciding how to approach differences.
SILENTS, BOOMERS, XERS, Y’S, AND MILLENNIALS
This session will look at common generation definitions in an effort to understand their history.
RECRUITING THAT BRIDGES THE GAP
During this session, participants will explore generation-specific factors that affect retention and recruiting.
This session will review the pre-assignment and explore common generalizations.