“Decline of the Teen Workforce” recently published by the Oregon Employment Department laments young people’s non-participation in the workforce. It notes employer concerns that work ethic, customer service, and communication skills add to their worry for those who do go to work.
The article is remarkable for generally failing to identify the underlying problems and suggests a set of possible fixes that may do more to aggravate the problem than fix it. It typifies “Boomer Thinking,” itself part of the problem.
Until area employers grasp the issue is not with labor supply per se, or its ability to deliver, but with how to find, attract, engage and retain a next-generation workforce, the going is likely to continue to be tough for candidates, recruiters, employers, everyone.
Developing strategies for intergenerational recruiting, using traditional and social media to create brands and communications that connect, deploying existing and emerging technlogies effectively, and managing workforce dynamics are some of the key issues being addressed at the upcoming Oregon Recruiting Roadshow.
This learning and networking event is provided for area employers at no cost to you:
Friday, June 20, 2008
8:30 am PT – 2:30 pm PT
adidas Corporate Headquarters
5055 N Greeley Ave
Portland, OR 97217
Join industry leader and analyst John Sumser and a fantastic line-up of experts on hand to answer your questions and more.
The day’s agenda, speaker profiles and easy registration are available online now: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu.
The Oregon Recruiting Roadshow is made possible by the generous giving of our sponsors: Arbita [www.arbita.com], ZoomInfo [www.zoominfo.com], PCRecruiter [pcrecruiter.com] and RecruitingBlogs.com, the official online community of the Recruiting Roadshow.
adidas are hosting the event and providing for your comfort.
If you have any special needs, questions, comments or concerns please contact us via email at recruitingroadshow (at) gmail.com or call (415) 683-0775.
Don’t miss this event, invite your friends, and register today: http://tinyurl.com/6j3czu. You’ll be glad you did.