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Managing Four Generations to Create One Workforce

Free Public Workshop Focuses on Strategies Employers Can Use to Manage Diverse Generations’ Needs, Motivations and Contributions

Bellevue University’s College of Business will host a free public lunch and learn workshop, “Managing the Multigenerational Workforce” on Monday, May 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the John B. Muller Administrative Service Building, 812 Bruin Blvd., in Bellevue, Nebraska.

A panel of local experts, including Chris Hedican, Partner Baird Holm, LLP; Angela Longe, Associate Professor and Human Resources Program Director, Bellevue University; Rodney Rahl, General Sales Manager, Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Wendy Wiseman, President & Chief Creative Officer, Zaiss & Co., will focus on strategies that employers of all sizes can use to manage the needs, motivations and contributions made by members of very diverse generations.

“A major challenge for businesses is to attract and retain a skilled workforce as the labor market continues to shrink,” said Dr. Jane Schaefer, Assistant Dean of the College of Business, which is sponsoring the event. “With four generations currently in the workforce, managers and business leaders need to learn how to successfully integrate each group’s characteristics, values and attitudes toward work into a single team.” The panelists, Dr. Schaefer added, will cover differences in attracting and crafting benefits that appeal to those in Generation X, Y and Z, and the Baby Boom generation, as well as how to create a cohesive corporate culture.

Registration for the workshop is required and can be completed online. A light lunch will be provided.