John Swanson, editor & associate publisher of Window & Door
The up-and-coming workforce is digitally native, is bored easily,
thinks globally, craves attention, acts socially and is work-ethic
challenged. That, according to Eric Chester, a consultant focused on
helping companies understand and getting the most out of "Generation Why" employees and keynote speaker at this week's AAMA conference.
new workers and developing new talent probably hasn't exactly been the
top challenge window and door companies have faced over the past few
years, but Chester suggests we'll have our work cut out for us as we
start thinking about growing and expanding again. The Echo Boomers, Millenials, or the Net Generation–whatever you call them–think very differently than those of us from the Baby Boom and even Gen Xers. How companies select
new employees and motivate them will be critical to success.
you making adjustments? Has your company made changes in its policies
and procedures to appeal to those 30 and under? That's are poll
question of the week, and, of course, I'd like to hear from you. Has
your company had problems with its younger new hires? Have you had
successes? Is there a generational divide at your firm? Do you think are
industry will have trouble attracting young talent? Post a comment
below or email me. We'd love to hear from you.
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