For the first time in the history of the United States, we have four distinct generations --Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, Generation X and Millennial -- working side by side in the workplace. Each generation views work ethic, leadership, relationships and success differently. With a turbulent labor market and the need to retain an experienced workforce, we must become more diverse in order to attract the best people into our organizations.
We will discuss the myths and facts of each generation, the steps required to prepare your workforce to become multi-generational and the five commandments of generationally friendly employers. With the workforce soon to be dominated by Gen-Xer’s and Millennials, we will also explore managing and retaining this unique group.
Monte E. Farrar is the Manager of HR Training at Express Services, Inc. International Headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, where he earned both his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Organizational Development. An experienced human resource professional, Monte holds his HRCI designation as a Senior Professional in Human Resources with California certification
(SPHR-CA), speaking several times each year on subjects such as recruitment and retention, conflict resolution and performance management, management training, harassment prevention, and leadership and organizational development . Monte joined Express in 2006 and provides daily support to nearly 600 Express Employment Professionals franchises throughout the United States and Canada. He also conducts several training sessions each year to Express’s client companies.