Our St. Louis office is excited to announce that Teresa Bridges and Ken Crabiel will present, “Transforming Workplaces for the Next Generation of Talent,” at our St. Louis office this March 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is free to IFMA members (they can also bring one guest at no charge) and $35 for additional guests or nonmembers. Anyone interested can learn more or sign up online.
Teresa and Ken have worked on key workplace projects around St. Louis and nationally and look forward to sharing their insight. The full abstract for the presentation is included below:
Transforming Workplaces for the Next Generation of Talent
For over a decade, we’ve heard about Millennials – or Gen Y – entering the workplace and posing new challenges to their managers. Now, with older Millennials turning 35, we are on the cusp of a new generation entering the workforce – Gen Z – and they have even more evolved attitudes towards technology, flexibility and sharing. Research suggests that next to competitive salary and benefits, this new generation of talent are more likely to accept a job with an organization that provides workplace flexibility and other “perks” than those that don’t. How should facility managers start preparing their workplaces today to attract and engage the next generation of talent?
Teresa Bridges and Ken Crabiel with CannonDesign, recently presented at IFMA World Workplace and shared insights for how to create a workplace experience that attracts new talent. In this session, they will highlight the unique workplace expectations of Gen Y and Gen Z from recent survey data and interviews, including insights from high school and university design and several workplace transformation case studies. This session will also include key strategies for facility managers that want to start engaging in this conversation with senior leadership.