Next Generation Employees
in the Workplace
Ways to improve retention and
This page is a supplement to the written proposal that I have submitted for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. I am not going to repeat the contents of that proposal, but rather will hit the high points and offer some additional information.
Young people are having problems at work across the country and across all industries. This is a serious problem in terms of productivity, but it can also be an expensive one. The cost of replacing a single employee can be $25,000 or more.
I offer to conduct workshops for the young employees and for the managers of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, with the goal of improving the performance of the younger workers and combatting some of the problems that so many young people are having in the workplace these days.
My program for the young workers is “SURVIVE the Corporate Jungle.” Rather than focus on the negative behaviors that can create problems, I present positive strategies that they can apply to make themselves more valuable to their company. This helps make them more successful and gives them ways to find more fulfillment in their work.
My “Hard Truths about Soft Skills” program for managers starts by building a foundation based on an understanding of what makes recent college graduates fundamentally different from those 20 or even just 10 years ago. I present an analysis based on a wide range of studies and research to explain the root causes. From this foundation, we can build strategies to help these young workers without having to make drastic changes in corporate structure or culture just to accommodate their preferences.
The written proposal contains more details, but I promise to deliver clear, measurable outcomes.
The young employees will:
- Be more confident about their ability to succeed in the workplace, and
- Learn at least one new strategy that they can apply immediately in their jobs.
The managers will:
- Have a new understanding of the behavior of young workers and its causes, and
- Learn at least one new strategy that they can apply immediately to help young employees be more productive and successful in their work.
I am an accomplished speaker and trainer, and I am an expert on the subject of “next-gen” employees in the workplace. Here are some testimonials from participants about my keynote presentation at the New England Association for Cooperative Education and Field Experience 2012 Conference:
“Wonderful and engaging talk”
“The content was interesting, thought-provoking, and relevant!”
And here is part of a letter from the organizer of that event:
“Dr. Poor’s presentation on “Hard Truths about Soft Skills” gave us an informed and insightful view of the challenges facing our college students. His energetic delivery grabbed the audience’s attention. Personally, I appreciated how Alfred worked with me in the planning stages for the conference, and his professional, flexible, and friendly attitude made my job so much easier.”
This is an endorsement from a corporate trainer for my book, “7 Success Secrets That Every College Student Needs to Know!”:
And here are some reactions from participants to a presentation I made recently, responding to the question of what they liked best:
“The comprehensive knowledge of the speaker and his good personality”
“You answer all questions, and have great energy.”
“A knowledgeable speaker, interesting information, well presented.”
“Very understandable and clear presentation, and very animated”
As detailed in the proposal, I will provide the program guides for the workshops at no extra cost. I will not charge travel expenses for events within 100 miles of Perkasie, PA. I will not charge for travel time or meals.
I would like to speak with senior members of the office (or offices) that will participate in the workshops, so that I can tune the material to cover areas of particular concern.
If both workshops are to be held on the same day at the same location, I would prefer to conduct the one for young employees first. This would give me the chance to incorporate any additional insights into the session for the managers. I would also be happy to provide a short presentation for all at the start of the day, and to meet with senior management between the two workshops for a private discussion. There would be no extra charge for these.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss this proposal in more detail. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
All the best,
Alfred Poor, Ph.D.
America’s Success Mentor for Young Employees
700 East Walnut Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Member: National Association of Colleges and Employers
As with all of Alfred Poor's programs, this proposal includes a money back guarantee. If you are not satisfied with the value received, there will be no charge and all fees will be refunded.