This new group of workers, raised with technology and praise, brings a new set of expectations and demands. From leveraging interns and volunteers, to hiring younger workers, learning how to leaded and manage this generation effectively for increased productivity and retention is good business sense. Learn why this generation is unique, what research says about their workplace needs and what you can do to get the most out of their tenure in your organization.
Who is worth more — one amazing employee or one hundred adequate ones? You've heard about the war for talent. If your business is looking to take over the world (or just your industry), how do you first build your talent pool? Do you fill your ranks with free-agent superstars, or foster a team of people whose names will never make the marquee, but are skilled enough to make your company a success? Your choice has implications for your culture, and your bottom line. This debate kicked up a tremendous response on the Harvard Business Review's website (hbr.org), but the jury is still out. What makes the world go 'round — individual brilliance or group genius?
How many books on management have your read and how many parenting manuals and apps have you downloaded since your kids arrived on the scene? How much of what you’ve learned has been “on the job” of parenting — and all the multi-tasking and emotional resilience that requires? Have you ever thought to apply those same techniques to managing clients or people inside your own organization?
Hear a light-hearted conversation from our experts on techniques they’ve used and how to make the best of both worlds. Learn about how the principles of raising children directly apply to being a good manager of people. Topics may include:
When you’re running a small company, interns are amazing in theory (free labor!), yet in practice often a big fail. But do it right, and a strategically run army of interns can mean the difference between failure and success—especially for a startup or small shop. In five years of growing SMITH Magazine and its Six-Word Memoir project, Larry Smith has learned how to maximize interns’ time and skill sets, while offering a worthy experience for this free or barely-paid labor force. He’ll lead a conversation about how he’s done it, hear what’s worked for you, and leave you with new marching orders for your next intern brigade. Co-presenting is Andrew Maguire, founder of InternMatch (internmatch.com), which helps college students find amazing internships and recruiters more effectively source top talent.
9th–13th March 2012