Far sooner than anyone predicted, COVID-19 changed the world of work.
As today’s workforce changes, organizations face increased competition to invest in young talent. As demographic shifts see large pools of talent nearing retirement, and declining birth rates shrinking the available workforce, there’s never been a more important time to bring Gen Z into your organization. Strong recruitment and engagement strategies will get young talent through the door...but you must figure out how to keep them. It’s time to consider how your conversion and retention strategies can help transition short-term employees or co-op students into full-time team members to build a future-ready talent pipeline.
Join us for the third event in a multi-part Future-Ready Workforce Series from the University of Waterloo's Work-Learn Institute and discover how employers are converting and retaining young talent in today's challenging market. Access new research insights from Waterloo experts, as well as student and employer guest speakers, that highlight what is changing in our workforce. You'll also learn how organizations can use their values to motivate young talent at work, build a supportive, connected and loyal company culture and encourage meaningful contributions.
Questions about this online event? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
During this online event, we'll share how you can improve your strategies for converting and retaining young talent by:
aligning your organizational values with the values of your young talent;
creating a supportive and connected company culture; and
providing meaningful work and development opportunities.
Plus, hear student and employer perspectives about how they're adapting to today's conversion and retention trends and experiences!
UWaterloo's Work-Learn Institute
Did you know? The Work-Learn Institute is the only institute in the world dedicated to research on co-operative education and other forms of work-integrated learning.
Founded in 2002 (as WatCACE) on the basis that, with the largest co-operative education program in the world, UWaterloo has the largest dataset to study, understand and continue to advance its practice.
This program has been approved for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours under Category A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). You may manually log this webinar in your CPD Log.
Presentation slides (PDF)
As part of this online event, University of Waterloo subject matter experts hosted two breakout sessions to further explore the key topics covered in our keynote presentation.
Formula for converting & retaining next gen talent: student panel discussion
Career coaching for supervisors: guiding professional development conversations with your student talent
Meet the host, Judene:
Dr. Judene Pretti, Director of the Work-Learn Institute, University of Waterloo.
Director of Corporate Strategy, Nuclear Promise X
Political Science & Business Student, University of Waterloo