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    Making it Stick: Engaging Your Multigenerational Workforce

    Date: March 3, 2016, 7:30am
    BB&T Insurance Services
    3975 Fair Ridge Drive, #110 North Building
    Fairfax, VA 22033
    Event Type:
    Discussion Group Meeting
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    Did you know that in 2015 Millennials became the largest segment of the US workforce? With the eldest already 35 years old, this cohort of 100 million is a force to be reckoned with. Yet, many organizations haven’t kept pace with this generation’s need for instant feedback, rapid promotion, collaboration, digital fluidity, etc...  It’s no wonder the average tenure of a Millennial is only 18 months and declining. In this high energy presentation from a recognized generational expert, learn what it takes to shift your mindset and your culture to make your workplace the one that Millennials want to join…and stay.

    In this interactive session, you will learn:

    1. Trends in engagement including turnover cost and why Millennials have short tenure
    2. A review of the generational values exhibited by the four segments of the US workforce: the Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials, including differences in such areas as loyalty, work ethic, work-life balance, performance management, attitudes toward technology, etc.
    3. Cultural expectations of the Millennials and how to effectively attract and engage this generation into your workplace. 

    Our facilitator for this discussion is Shira Harrington, Chief Engagement Officer, Purposeful Hire, Inc

    Since 1994 Shira Harrington has been helping employers and their staff make purposeful connections with one another. With successful practices in generational diversity, recruiting, and career coaching, Shira is keen on finding the “higher purpose” in every new hire. 

    As a keynote presenter on managing the multigenerational workforce, she brings her extensive research and her unique, ‘real world’ perspective of the world at work to bridge the perceived gaps between the generations and prepare executives for the coming labor shortage. Differences in work ethic, life values, work-life expectations, teamwork, communication styles and relationship to authority are just some of the challenges facing employees of each generation.  
    Shira plays an active role in the Washington, DC metropolitan human resources community. She is Past President of the Human Resources Leadership Forum; she was the Vice President of Programs for the DC chapter of SHRM; and she runs a listserv for HR professionals in the DC area. 

    Shira earned a Masters degree in Public Relations with a focus on employee communications from the University of Maryland at College Park.

    Please join us for this lively discussion. You are welcome to extend an invitation to interested colleagues.  No fee is charged for attending.  However, registration is required on-line, at least 24 hours in advance, via the Dulles SHRM web site ( -- Chapter Discussion Groups. If you have questions, contact Gus Lawson at 571.425.2115 or Participation may be limited to the first 25 people who sign up.