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    Chapter meeting - April 2019 - Workforce Readiness: Steele Co Works & Emerging Workforce Study

    Date: April 18, 2019, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    South Central Minnesota SHRM
    Owatonna Public Utilities - Morehouse Room - 208 Walnut Avenue South, Owatonna
    $0 per participant
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    Monthly Meeting
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    Patti Dunning, Senior Vice President of Spherion Staffing Services will be sharing the findings and implications of the Spherion Emerging Workforce Study with us to help all of us get ready for the future. Twenty years ago, the workplace was vastly different. In fact, half of all workers wore formal attire to work. Only 11 percent of workers found their job online, and nearly 20 percent of workers say the job they held in 1997 no longer exists today.

    But, that’s not all that changed. Workers’ expectations, desires and beliefs about the workplace have been evolving over the past 20 years. And, the pace of change is accelerating. Imagine what the workforce of 2037 may look like. What if you could learn from the past, and anticipate the future?

    In 1997, Spherion launched a revolutionary study to see how that relationship was evolving. Over 20 years, we’ve been tracking the emerging workforce. The latest edition leverages two decades of groundbreaking research to track the changing attitudes and expectations of today’s workers. 

    ·         Why do Gen Z and Gen Y differ on why they stay with an employee?

    ·         Why is the power of building a strong, positive employer brand important especially for younger generations?

    ·         Build a diverse and inclusive workforce and learn its impact on employer reputation.

    ·         Why finding and retaining skilled talent are the top two challenges of HR leaders today.

    ·         Why employee training, leadership development and succession planning must be a priority.

    ·         Learn Emergent practices that keep employers positioned to attract and retain top-tier talent.

    ·         How to appeal to both Millennials and Gen Z as Boomers exit the workforce.

    ·         Learn strategies for combatting high levels of turnover expected over the next 12 months

    As a senior vice president of Spherion Staffing Services, with more than 25 years of experience focused on operational excellence and business development, Patti Dunning supports Spherion franchise business owners in more than 50 U.S. offices. Her guidance enhances their ability to partner with clients to build a high-performance workforce.

    This meeting is being sponsored by Spherion Staffing Services. Spherion ( is a leading recruiting and staffing provider, specializing in temporary and direct hire placement of administrative, clerical, customer service, light industrial and professional job candidates.

    Please register today.  Click here to register for this event.

    General PDC and HRCI credits have been submitted for approval.