Friday, May 13 2011 8:30AM to 10:30AM
3325 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217
Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange:
The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today
Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, Charlotte 28217
8:30 am to 9:00 am Registration & Networking
9:00 am to 10:30 am BIG Ideas Book Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or register below.
The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow's Employees Today by Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd
Discussion Topic: What companies need to know—and do—to win and hold on to tomorrow's best employees
The multi-generations that will make up the workforce in 2020 will place new demands on employers who will be challenged to manage employees who have vastly different values, beliefs and expectations. In this summary of The 2020 Workplace, Meister and Willyerd present a functional guide to help you and your organization create tomorrow’s workplace of choice.
The workplace of the future is being shaped today by Web 2.0—a collection of breakthrough social media technologies—and by the Millennial Generation, people born between 1977 and 1997. The convergence of these emerging workplace trends has created a generation of hyperconnected workers who are placing increased pressure on employers to overhaul their approach to talent management. In The 2020 Workplace, human resources experts Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd offer a practical game plan companies can use to attract and keep these employees, and, in doing so, transform their organizations; achieve compelling business results, such as increased innovation and improved customer connectedness; and compete more effectively in the global marketplace.
Based on key findings from two surveys of global professionals, as well as case studies from organizations such as Deloitte, Cisco, Bell Canada, JetBlue, Nokia, and NASA, this book shows how the social technologies that are used outside the company in marketing to connect with customers can be adapted for use inside the company to connect with employees. Meister and Willyerd bolster their thought-provoking research with real-world examples of these practices in action, including a YouTube new-hire orientation contest, the use of Twitter for sourcing job candidates, and a video game for new hires. With twenty predictions for the 2020 workplace and a glossary for those who have never texted, posted to Facebook, or Tweeted, this book is a must-read guide to what companies should do—and are already doing—to create tomorrow's workplace of choice.
Stacey Randall will facilitate this stimulating discussion.
For an excerpt of this book, go to:
During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group.