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Retaining Gen Z and Young Millennials with Haydn Shaw

Episode 51

In this episode we focus on how to retain and engage Gen Z and younger Millennials, while also discussing general practices for working better with all of the generational cohorts actively in the workplace.

Our guest is an expert on generational differences and how to overcome the sticking points that work to tear us apart.

Guest’s Bio: Haydn Shaw has researched and helped clients regarding generational differences for over twenty years. He is the author of Sticking Points: How to Get 4 Generations Working Together in the 12 Places They Come Apart and FranklinCovey’s bestselling workshops Leading Across Generations and Working Across Generations. He has spoken to over 100,000 people and worked with more than 1,500 businesses (from Fortune 500 companies to start ups), not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Haydn speaks and consults on generations, leadership, management, trust, productivity and change management.

The results from his long term organizational development and change projects have been written up in case studies. Hailed as a “leadership guru” by the Washington Post, Haydn speaks and consults in excess of 160 days each year to clients who consistently invite him back. For 21-years, he was a senior consultant with FranklinCovey, and is one of a handful of consultants in FranklinCovey to win the Chairman’s Award. Haydn Shaw has delivered hundreds of convention keynotes or small, off-site workshops. Known for taking groups from hilarity to deep reflection, he combines rich content with use-tomorrow tools. His work makes an impact because he does his homework, customizing each speech so that they drive results. Haydn lives in a multi-generational household in a suburb of Chicago. Haydn, his wife Laurie, and her disabled brother are Boomer/Gen Xer Cuspers. Their four teenagers are Millennials. His mother-in-law is a Traditionalist.

Social Links What You’ll Learn The seven essentials for recruiting, hiring, and retaining Millennials, Gen Z, and other leadership hacks. Attitude battles that managers struggle with when working with Gen Z and young millennials. Surprising facts about Gen Z and Millennials in the workplace  
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Episode Minute By Minute:
03:02 Introducing special guest, Haydn Shaw, author of the book “Sticking Points” 
07:44 Haydn talks about how this topic on Gen Z interested him 
09:24 The 5 generations of that are active today in the workplace 
12:17 Haydn talks about how managers can work and interact with younger generations 
14:43 What are real expectations to expect for job turnover with Gen Z? 
17:43 How has the term “job hopping” changed over the years?
19:28 Haydn talks about Covid sucking up all the lower paying jobs and moved them up 
21:00 Haydn shares how we can bring the best out of Gen Z employees 
23:10 Haydn explains what management tools are not working with Gen Z
25:44 How one on one meetings have become so important with this generation 
32:22 Gen Z need leaders who are older and can think out loud with them 
38:01 How to get young millennials to stay in a job longer during recruiting process 
41:42 The importance of having conversations with younger people about what their future holds in and out of the workplace 
45:07 Haydn walks about when an employee leaves and if you let them come back 
50:27 Haydn talks about the downside of offering someone more money to stay 
52:54 Haydn gives one way that people can be better leaders today 
54:56 How to find Haydn’s book and learn more about what he is doing today

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