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Mind the gap – building bridges between Baby Boomers, Generation X and Millennials

  • Type HQN Event
  • Venue London
  • Start 31 Jan 2018 10:00
  • End 31 Jan 2018 16:00


Mind the gap

The British workplace is undergoing radical changes but is your organisation at the forefront of the revolution or in danger of being left behind?

For the first time in history, we are seeing five generations of employees working together under the same roof. But traditionalists are leaving, and Baby Boomers are looking towards retirement, taking years of experience with them.

Generation X is gradually replacing them, slowly moving up the hierarchy, while the bulk of the people on the ground are Millennials. But is the generation born between 1980 and 1995 a lazy, fickle and entitled bunch as sometimes portrayed by the media? Or do they represent a new era of talent, an army of creative, tech-savvy optimists who are redefining the workplace as we know it?

Millennials graphic

At HQN's 'Mind the Gap' conference in January, we'll be exploring what the changing demographic in the workplace means for a social housing sector that is already undergoing unprecedented change as it seeks to adapt to a more commercial and digital environment.

Part of this challenge is attracting and retaining new talent by ensuring housing organisations are attractive places to work for the next generation. But equally important is getting the correct mix of knowledge and experience within different teams.

'Mind the Gap' will bring together Millennials, Baby Boomers and Generation X-ers along with business people, researchers and housing leaders to provide some valuable insight into different attitudes towards work (and life) and investigate how to achieve a perfectly blended workplace fit for the future.

Key sessions include:

  • Bridging the divide - how to harness different generations to get the right mix of skills, knowledge and experience
  • Meet the Millennials - what makes them tick and how can they benefit your business?
  • From graduate to director - routes to success for future housing leaders
  • Future workplace - what your organisation needs to look like in ten years' time
  • 360 feedback - what the different generations think of each other
  • Capping aspiration: The millennial housing challenge

Confirmed speakers:

  • Sitara Kurian, Lead Author of KPMG’s ‘Meet the Millennials’ report
  • Greg Reed, Chief Marketing Officer, Homeserve – one of Glassdoor's top three UK workplaces
  • Barbara Spicer, Chief Executive, Plus Dane Housing Group and Commissioner at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills
  • Nicole Seymour, Director of Corporate Services, and Donna Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing, Sanctuary Group
  • Molly Bishop, 24housing/NHF Young Leader of the Year and Charity Support Officer at Stockport Homes
  • David McLeman, Chief Executive, Ancoris/Google Cloud Solutions
  • Dr Stephen Green, Research Fellow, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University.

More to be announced...

Who should attend?

  • All Baby Boomers, Generation X-ers and Millennials
  • Chief executives
  • Senior managers/executives
  • HR teams
  • Strategy/business transformation teams
  • Graduates
  • Training and development teams.
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Delegate fees:

Full price: £339.00 *
Members of any HQN network: £209.00 *
Member organisations can send their graduates and apprentices for only £150.00*
Early Bird: £289.00 *

* Please note that all prices are subject to standard VAT. Please call 0845 4747 004 for more information. Early bird ends Friday 22 December 2017.


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