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How Can We Give Employees They Want Today? Generations, Motivations, Fears, and Virtual Challenges!

Sheila Krejci, M ED is keynote speaker at Ijona Skills and she is an author, master facilitator and consultant at Sheila K Consulting, Inc. has trained and coached hundreds of corporate leaders, police and fire support staff, professional, technical and support employees and elected officials to recognize and mitigate the risks of inappropriate and destructive workplace behaviors, participate in the investigation of harassment and discrimination claims and model critical behaviors that encourage respect for healthier, happier, more productive workplaces. Her recent courses, "Cultivating Workpl........

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What is it that employees need in order to meet our expectations for quality performance consistently? Are their expectations so different than when we, their leaders, started our careers? We expected good pay, benefits, occasional development opportunities and a word of affirmation occasionally. Do you sometimes think, "My job isn't to make them feel good about themselves? It's to get the work done" or "These young workers today need to grow up and live in reality--every day at work can't be MEANINGFUL!"

We know the enormous costs to organizations to replace employees. Research shows as little as 50% of an entry level staffer's annual salary up to 400% of a highly specialized employee. Losing and replacing staff is always expensive! And how about the resulting declines in productivity and devastation to morale during the process of recruiting and training someone new? It makes sense then that retaining skilled, quality employees over the long term creates a competitive advantage for the organization so how can we best do it?

With five different generations in the workplace today, building great workplace culture where employees contributions are acknowledged and encouraged requires a foundation of trust and a heavy dose of flexibility with diverse employees doing the same work. The problem with a one size fits all approach doesn't work and we need to be aware of not only the needs of multiple generations but what their working styles tell us about their motivations and fears when working with colleagues, customers and constituents.

Oh, and there's the unique challenges of the virtual staffs, the contractors and other contingent workers. According to Peter Sheehan, author of Generation Y: Surviving with Generation Y at Work, "the contingent workforce has exploded, growing from 10% to a predicted 60% by the end of 2019." What does the proliferation of freelancers, independent contractors, temporary workers and outsourced service providers change the way we manage day to day?

Why should you attend?

Whether you're the business owner, CEO, Human Resources recruiter, Project or department manager, team leader or contractor yourself, this webinar is for you! We'll begin reviewing the realities of how each generation's motivations and needs compare as they perform side by side in workplaces today. We will focus specific attention on the unique challenges of motivating and managing contingent workers as well. Finally, you'll leave this session with a myriad of ideas about where you can learn more about your particular working style motivators and fears, the styles of others and the needs these unique employees as you formulate commitments to lead more effectively---leveraging each individual as an unique individual in our dramatically changing work cultures.

Areas Covered in the Session:

  • The changing workplace landscapes in 2019
  • Five Generations Working Side by Side
  • How Do Contingent Workers Fit In?
  • Practical Strategies for Effectively Managing Generationally
  • Practical Strategies for Effectively Managing Contingent Staffers
  • An Action Plan for Leaders

Who can Benefit:

  • Supervisors/Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Human Resource Professionals
  • Recruiters
  • Project Facilitators
  • Partners
  • CEOs
  • Business Owners
  • PMI (Project Management Institute) Members
  • SHRM Members
  • ATD Members
  • Healthcare Insurance and Delivery (hospitals, clinics, insurance and medical equipment)
  • Legal Firms
  • Retail and Insurance Companies
  • Business to Business Organizations
  • Engineering and Manufacturing Companies
  • Non-Profits including Cities and Counties
  • Recruiters and HR Consultants

Webinar Id: ISSSK020

Duration: 60 mins

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