Generations@Work Forum

Getting The Most From A Multi-Generational Workforce

Partnered Events - 16 Apr 2013

An unprecedented five generations will soon be in the workforce simultaneously, creating never-seen-before challenges for managers and HR professionals alike.

This forum considered the significance of working in a multi-generational workplace. This is especially important topic for the contemporary public sector workplace that features complex award conditions, an aging workforce, and many cases of younger leaders managing members of older generations.

Topics Included

  • What motivates employee engagement
  • Workforce attraction, retention and mobility
  • Succession planning
  • Strategies for ensuring each generation remains engaged and productive. 
  • Communication strategies to cater for different preferences
  • Differences in desire and ability to cope with change (incl technology etc)
  • Differences in the motivation to work
  • Differences in career expectations and aspirations
  • How to transfer knowledge and experience from older to younger generations

The panel was made up of a representative from four of the generations:

• Baby Boomers (born 1946-64)
• Gen X (1965-80)
• Gen Y (1981-95)
• Gen Z (1995-)

Presenters:

Generations at Work
Kathy Kostyrko MIPAA
Director, Public Sector Recruitment
Hays Australia

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Generations at Work: So What? What Now?: What public sector organisations need to do to benefit from generations at work
Stephen Psaila-Savona
Assistant Director, Workforce Planning and Diversity, Capability and Development Division
Public Sector Commission

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Panellists:

Baby Boomer

Kathy Kostyrko MIPAA
Director, Public Sector Recruitment
Hays Australia

Generation X

Stephen Psaila-Savona
Assistant Director, Workforce Planning and Diversity, Capability and Development Division
Public Sector Commission

Generation Y

Tahlia Jones MIPAA
Assistant Director Strategic Services and Community Engagement,
Health and Disability Services Complaints Office

Generation Z 

Chloe Kearns
School Based Trainee
Health and Disability Services Complaints Office

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