Career Development

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

Group of young business people and designers.

The Millennials are the latest generation at the American workforce, which is now home to an amazing five different generations. The Millennials, born roughly in the early 1980’s and reaching their early adulthood in the early 2000’s, are unique in one sense: they are born and are growing almost conterminously with the explosion in the present-day technologies and all their attendant spinoffs, such as the social media.

As they are set to make up the largest chunk of the American workforce in the very immediate future, it is necessary for organizations to understand how to harness their talents and energies for the better of the organization. HR has to understand their qualities and characteristics and has to create a Millennials-friendly workplace that enhances their skills and abilities.

How do organizations do this? What are the ways by which they brand their organizations as ones that are amiable to the Millennials? This interesting and valuable learning can be gained at a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, on June 19.

Dylan Gilstein, who handles client support and research at Integral Talent Systems Inc., will be the expert at this webinar. Please visit http://bit.ly/2WMSoGq  to register for this session. This webinar has been approved for 1 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR, PHR, PHRca, SPHR, GPHR, PHRi and SPHRi recertification through HR Certification Institute (HRCI).

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At this webinar, the speaker will help the participants gain insights into how to build an employment brand that appeals to the Millennial workforce, which improves the quality of applicants they receive, especially for technology talent, which is all the harder to find.

He will share his knowledge, which is the result of research into what Millennials want in their employee work experience, with the participants of this session. This is going to be a practical and interactive webinar at which the participants will be taught how to:

  • Create a recruiting process that attracts more and better suited millennial applicants than the competition
  • Devise ways by which to develop the Millennials, and
  • Retain them for a longer than average tenure.

In learning how to brand their organization as a preferred place for the Millennials, participants will understand how to motivate and develop this generation of workers. Dylan will show how to understand Millennial learning preferences. Participants will be given an understanding of the components that make up an integrated career development strategy for Millennials at their organization. They will be able to identify the most effective leadership practices for engaging and retaining millennial talent.

He will cover the following areas at this webinar:

  • Share research findings on what attracts and retains Millennial compared to other generations
  • Explore employment policies such as flexible work schedules
  • Build a Millennial sticky employment brand for your organization
  • Consider how to modify your organization’s existing development methods for early career workers
  • Create more effective management practices relevant to Millennials
  • Create an action plan for creating a more Millennial centric work environment

This webinar is of high value to those who deal with the Millennials on a regular basis, and these include recruiters, learning professionals, talent managers, leadership development experts, internal communications experts, and line business managers.

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About the expert: Dylan hosts the ITS Talent Talk Tuesday series and conducts frequent webinars on a variety of talent management topics. He has a special interest in leadership development and has spearheaded a six-month ITS research project on how to best develop millennial leaders. Dylan’s specialization is Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

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