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Integrating Generation Z into your multi-generational workforce (RGU Webinar)

Integrating Generation Z into your multi-generational workforce (RGU Webinar)

29 October 2020
Venue: Webinar

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As we enter a new decade, we will witness the coming to fruition of the long-predicted five-generation workplace. Generation Z, the most recent generational group to enter the working world have often been vilified by the media as lazy, entitled, overly anxious and have been dismissed in derogatory terms as the ‘gaming’ or ‘snowflake’ generation. Yet the post-Covid world presents some of the biggest business challenges in history and key to finding solutions will be collaboration and co-operation across our organisational ecosystems; capitalising on the richness of our five generational workforce as a unifying force rather than drawing dividing lines.

This session will explore some of the key traits of Generation Z including how they connect, how they interact, how they innovate and how they learn to ensure that, as employers, we can capitalise on the many positive contributions that our Generation Z colleagues will bring to our workforce in the coming years.

Erica Cargill is Academic Strategic Lead at Aberdeen Business School RGU, heading up a team which delivers business education across a suite of undergraduate and post-graduate level courses, including the School’s flagship MBA programme. During a career in Higher Education which has spanned four decades, Erica has witnessed the transition by many thousands of students into the ever-changing graduate work environment. Her research focuses on employability and early career skills development and the particular skill set of Generation Z employees has become an important strand of this research agenda.

Erica is also a Mum to four Generation Z-ers so is constantly taking an observational approach to data collection at home! Erica is a Chartered Member of the CIPD and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

This event is geared towards anyone who works in a multi-generational workforce. For managers, learn how to get the best from your Generation Z colleagues and for Gen Z-ers, remind yourself what you have to offer and how you can make the most impactful contribution.