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Jeff Butler, CEO of JButler International,
YOUNGER TEAM
MEMBERS NEED TO
FAIL SOMETIMES, SO
I LET THEM. I OFFER
SUGGESTIONS, ASK
QUESTIONS AND
FOLLOW UP TO KEEP
THEM ACCOUNTABLE.
CLINT HALLADAY
SEWLONG CUSTOM COVERS
which focuses on helping companies
build workplace dynamics, says many of
these issues can be headed off at the pass
during the hiring process, particularly
with smaller organizations such as those
in the textiles industry. " If you're good at
recruitment, you're not as worried about
an employee not making a mark, " he says.
" If you don't have anyone else in your
recruitment pipeline, you'll say, 'Well, we
just need to do whatever we can to make
them stay and get along with them,' even
though they might not be showing up on
time or putting in the same amount of
work as other people. "
Being aware of the younger
SewLong Custom Covers, which provides
high-end marine canvas, is committed
to bringing in and mentoring younger
workers, and that requires a strong
workplace mission, says COO Clint
Halladay. Photo courtesy of Laura
Kinser, Kinser Studios.
generation's expectations and their
opportunities is key, says Clint Halladay,
chief operating officer of SewLong
Custom Covers in South Salt Lake City,
Utah, which provides high-end marine
canvas and other customized textiles.
Halladay is committed to bringing in and
mentoring younger workers and that,
he says, requires a strong workplace
mission. " Millennials and younger
generations grew up with an evolving jobhunting
process, " he says. " The days spent
only being able to apply to two to four
jobs are gone. They can apply to 50 in a
matter of 10 minutes. Today, you can only
keep people around and engaged if you
have a clear vision and a higher purpose. "
Sarah Sladek, founder and CEO of XYZ
University, which focuses on creating
successful intergenerational workforces,
agrees. " It's not really about the work
itself; it's about the work environment, "
she says, adding that organizations
that keep a younger workforce do
two things exceptionally well: " They
put people first and they're futurefocused.
There's a strong desire among
young professionals today to work for
leaders and organizations with a real
commitment to relationship-building
and planning for the future. "
AVOIDING CONFLICT
As for those who complain that the
younger generations feel entitled or
are unwilling to work hard, Halladay
perceives it differently. " I have heard
people complain that this generation
is 'lazy' or 'doesn't get it' or 'insert
criticism here.' But this is a leadership
issue. What generation didn't lecture
their youth about how hard they had
it? It is the leader's job to navigate,
and good leaders constantly learn
and experiment with new ideas. "
" What these comments are alluding
to is disengagement, " says Sladek.
" Today's young people grew up in an era
of disruption. As a result, they learned at
a young age to be adaptable, driven and
to question authority. Not surprisingly,
if a work environment has continued to
operate more or less the same for the
past several years, young employees are
likely to struggle to adapt to it or feel like
they belong. "
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