Human Resources Training, Leadership

How to Prepare Millennials for Leadership

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A new generation is emerging at the American workforce: the Millennials. Who are these Millennials, and why are they important? Roughly, those born around 15 years from 1981, are classified as the Millennials, also called Generation Y or just Gen Y.

Why is this generation being talked about so much in the work circles of the US? Not only because they are set to become the dominant generation of the workforce once the generations that are active at present phase out, but also because this is the first generation that was born with complete access to technology and tools from very nearly the time of their birth.

This bodes special significance to the workforce in the US, a technologically developed and technology-driven society. This generation, unlike the previous ones, has never been required to be formally taught about technology only after it has entered the workforce. It has brought sufficient, in fact, sometimes, an overdose of exposure and knowledge about technology into the workforce. This is a key differentiator that Gen Y brings.

Since the exposure to technology has been almost natural, it is up to the management in organizations that hire them, to understand the standout characteristics this generation brings. Unless this is done, organizations will never be able to realize the potential this generation carries.

How do managements in the present-day organizations understand what it takes to make the best out of these Millennials? This valuable topic will be explored at length at a webinar that TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for all the areas of human resources, is organizing on October 17.

Tonia Morris, Founder of Simply HR, LLC, will be the expert at this webinar. Please visit TrainHR to register for this sixty-minute webinar.

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).

Viewing this webinar, its entirety qualifies for a recertification credit hour that may be counted toward SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP recertification from SHRM. Credit is awarded based on the actual educational time spent in the program.

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The American workforce is going through a churn at this time. As many as five generations work in it at present. By around 2020, half of these will comprise of the Millennials. This calls for a fresh look and perspective about how to make the best out of their abilities. This calls for clarity in understanding their aspirations and expectations.

At this session, Tonia will dwell on this issue. In the course of this discussion, she will cover the following areas:

  • Mentorship
  • Think Laterally not Vertically
  • Meaningful Leadership Role
  • Feedback on Demand
  • Project Base Role
  • Develop Soft Skills

This session is aimed at the benefit of personnel who work closely with the workforce, such as Managers, Supervisors, Leaders, Human Resource Professionals, and Shift leaders or Team.

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About the expert: Tonia describes herself as a “Generational Connector”. The company she founded, Simply HR, LLC, is not only a consultant and management firm; it is also a speaking and training company.

Predictably, Tonia is at home with speaking and providing leaders with training solutions that cultivate a generationally-inclusive workplace. Her observation of the diversity and generational gaps in the workplace made her determined to start an organization of her own in which she could offer solutions to problems arising from this situation.

With more than 20+ years of progressive HR experience, Tonia provides keynote speeches, lunch-and-learns, and workshops for organizations and associations across the Southeast.

 

 

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Career Development

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

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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.

Career Development, Human Resources Training

Attracting, Growing and Retaining Millennials

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The generational spread that characterizes the American workforce today is unprecedented: it consists of no fewer than five generations. Quite naturally, the latest entrant into this workforce, the Millennials, will be the dominant group as the others start to phase out. They are set to constitute almost three fourths of the total workforce by 2025, an estimate made out by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Hiring, retaining and getting the best out of the Millennials is a challenge that organizations face now. New generations have been entering the workforce from the beginning, but the Millennials are the first generation that was born contemporaneously with the onset of new technologies such as the internet and the many spinoffs it has brought in its wake, such as the social media, online learning and many more.

The Millennials are characterized by impulsiveness and a lack of attention, and a flair for the visual medium. These, plus other factors that mark them out, need to be factored in when inducting them into the workforce. This makes learning of the ways to handle them an imperative for organizations. If they have to derive the best that the Millennials offer, organizations’ HR has to learn how to optimize the organization’s resources by leveraging the unique strengths that the Millennials bring into the workforce.

The ways by which they can do this will be the learning a webinar that is being organized by TrainHR, a leading provider of professional training for the human resources areas, on May 15. The speaker of this sixty-minute session is Lynn Ware, CEO and President, Integral Talent Systems, Inc.

Kindly visit http://bit.ly/2JjESDl  to enroll for this webinar. 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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The core of the learning taught at this webinar is the ways by which organizations can brand themselves as being Millennial-friendly. Dr. Ware will show the preferred ways in which Millennials like to learn and develop themselves (Millennial learning preferences). She will help participants discover the components of an integrated career development strategy for Millennials at their organization. She will help them identify leadership practices that are effective in engaging and retaining millennial talent.

Since this generation is closely associated with technology, an organization that wants to hire millennials needs to pitch itself as one that appeals to this generation by showcasing the technological innovations it adapts. Dr. Ware will explain the findings of research that has tried to understand what Millennials look for in their employee work experience. This is going to be a highly practical and interactive session in which participants will learn how to manage their recruiting process to attract millennial applicants over the competition, how to develop them and to retain them longer than average.

Dr. Ware will cover the following areas at this session:

  • 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.

Recruiters, Learning Professionals, Talent Managers, Leadership Development Experts, Internal Communications Experts, and Line Business Managers-personnel who are closely associated with the recruitment and onboarding of employees, and who will be required to deal with Millennials, will benefit immensely from this webinar.

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About the speaker: Dr. Lynn Ware is an Industrial/Organizational Psychologist and thought leader who has practiced for over thirty years in the talent management field. She has designed, developed and implemented career development systems in partnership with several Best Place to Work organizations such as Google and Scripps Medical Center.

She is frequently quoted on trends in talent management in numerous publications such as the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, Harvard Business Review, and Computer World magazine, and has been featured several times on CNN as a global talent management expert.