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Presentation for Mid-Atlantic Telework Advisory Council (MATAC) on the "Multigenerational Workforce." I represented Gen X and Millennials.

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  • Matac Presentation Krzmarzick

    1. 1. Generation X and Millennials Andrew Krzmarzick Graduate School, USDA
    2. 2. ” Don't fall prey to stereotypes. We're all reading a lot of stuff about the millennials right now, and there's a tendency to paint them with the same brush. They can be very different… It's all about going out and finding people who are a good job fit, a cultural fit and a lifestyle fit .“ - Ed Powell Director of Business Development Monster Government Solutions
    3. 3. Flexibility
    4. 4. Balance
    5. 5. Change
    6. 6. <ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Sound Bites </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Immediate </li></ul><ul><li>Information </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>“ Within Reach But Out of Synch” Study (January 2007) </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyed Gen Y, managers in private and non-profit sector and “Government Go Gets (G3s)” </li></ul><ul><li>G3s = scientists, engineers, lawyers, policy experts </li></ul><ul><li>Asked: What do you seek in your ideal job? </li></ul>Source: Council for Excellence in Government. Within Reach…But Out of Synch: The Possibilities and Challenges of Shaping Tomorrow’s Government Workforce . December 2006. Found at http://www.excel.gov .
    10. 10. Source: Council for Excellence in Government. Within Reach…But Out of Synch: The Possibilities and Challenges of Shaping Tomorrow’s Government Workforce . December 2006. Found at http://www.excel.gov .
    11. 11. Top 10 Ways to Recruit and Retain Gen X and Millenials (and everyone else!)
    12. 12. <ul><li>Be committed to helping us achieve our goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t mention “climbing the corporate ladder” or “paying dues” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many of us have seen parents lose jobs after years of ladder climbing and dues-paying </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Provide as much training as possible </li></ul><ul><li>help us develop new skills while we are with you </li></ul>Source: Found at http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=121.
    14. 14. <ul><li>Challenge our creativity </li></ul><ul><li>give us a challenging assignment or problem to solve right away </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Provide opportunities for us to work in spirited team situations </li></ul><ul><li>Give opportunities for individual achievement and recognition, too. </li></ul>
    16. 16. <ul><li>Make the work environment fun and informal. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce us to others and encourage the development of workplace friendships. </li></ul>
    17. 17. <ul><li>Allow us to experience a daily sense of tangible achievement </li></ul><ul><li>Short-term projects and goals work best </li></ul>
    18. 18. <ul><li>Give us opportunities to reinvent ourselves within the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Learn new skills </li></ul><ul><li>Move cross-functionally </li></ul><ul><li>Redesign roles </li></ul><ul><li>Report to a new mentor </li></ul><ul><li>Work different hours </li></ul><ul><li>Working from a new location </li></ul>Source: Found at http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=121.
    19. 19. <ul><li>Open dialogue on the first day about keeping us and your willingness to work with us to make it happen. </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Create an alumni network to stay in touch with us </li></ul><ul><li>Use social virtual networks </li></ul><ul><li>Bring back high performers </li></ul>Source: Found at http://ourpublicservice.org/OPS/publications/viewcontentdetails.php?id=121.
    21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Offer student loan repayment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or we’ll be paying them off for years (and jumping jobs to get more money anyway!) </li></ul></ul>
    22. 22. <ul><li>Thank You! </li></ul>Andrew Krzmarzick http://generationshift.blogspot.com [email_address] 202-821-6288

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