Sarah Sladek is the CEO of XYZ University, an organization that helps equip worldwide companies with valuable tools and information to engage Generations X, Y, and Z as executives, employees, members, leaders, and volunteers. Sarah is also the author of several books including, Talent Generation: How Visionary Organizations Are Redefining Work and Achieving Greater Success, which she discusses further in today’s episode!
[2:05] Who is Sarah and how did she get started?
[3:20] Where are all the young professionals?
[5:20] Organizations are struggling to keep talent.
[6:15] Are Millennials really that ‘lazy’?
[7:30] What does Sarah do at XYZ University?
[8:40] What does Sarah mean by ‘Talent Generation’?
[10:55] Less than a 3rd of U.S. employees are engaged in the workplace and worldwide only 13% of employees are engaged.
[12:25] We can’t just manage anymore. We have to lead.
[16:25] Successful companies have stayed relevant because they’ve let experienced leaders collaborate with entry-level workers.
[19:00] Sarah shares a case study of how a workforce can thrive with a diverse set of talent and age ranges.
[21:05] Sounds obvious, but you have to put your people first, not the profit first.
[23:55] Very few companies carve out time to be up-to-date on trends.
[28:00] How can companies get better at collaborating with their younger employees?
[32:10] What are some of the most common mistakes companies make when it comes to retaining talent?
[35:00] What advice does Sarah have for business owners out there who want to keep more of their talent?
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