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Kelly Services, Inc. Presents at The Big M Event, Cobo Center to Address the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

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Kelly Services, Inc. Presents at The Big M Event, Cobo Center to Address the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Press release date: June 10, 2014

Breakout Session: GEN-NOW, How Organizations can Understand the Different Generations in the Workplace

Embracing Baby Boomers, Gen Xs and Gen Ys, to secure talent in the changing world of work.

WHAT:   You are cordially invited to attend the break-out session GEN-NOW How Organizations can Understand the Different Generations in the Workplace, following the panel discussion “Critical Talent Strategies for Shaping Our Future.” Thought Leaders from Kelly Services® will examine the benefits of managing a multigenerational manufacturing workforce.            

WHERE:   The Big M Manufacturing Convergence, Cobo Convention Center, One Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI  48226

WHEN: Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 9:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Break Out Session

WHY:   Improving productivity, reducing turnover and building your talent supply chain across four diverse generations is imperative for organizational success as the manufacturing industry is faced with a rapidly changing workplace and marketplace. Organizations were once daunted by the prospect of the Gen Y, or the Millennial generation, will represent 44 percent of the US workforce by 2020. Kelly research indicates that this demographic brings a fresh approach to the workplace. In combination with the experience and knowledge of the generations before them, this could be the exact solution manufacturing needs to help shrink the labor shortage of skilled manufacturing talent.

STORY  PITCH:          

There are a number of social and economic factors that have combined to define the modern workplace and the workforce that embodies it. The modern manufacturing workplace is defined by the looming skills shortage, caused in part by a declining workforce, which is a global phenomenon taking place in all industries. More than seventy-eight million Baby Boomers are being followed by a far smaller cohort of forty-five million Gen X workers, so there will be a shrinking pool of prime aged workers to fill the gaps. The demand for talented Gen X leaders will increase, but the supply will decrease. As well, people are remaining in the workforce longer than they used to and not just because their pension plans took a beating in the global financial crisis. Besides financial pressures, the prospect of post-work boredom is chief among the reasons that people delay retirement, or opt for flexible or temporary work past retirement age. Collectively employing a multigenerational talent pool allows manufacturing companies to effectively meet their talents needs.

Lance J. Richards, GPHR, SPHR, HRMP is Vice President, Office of Innovation for Kelly Services.  Lance is a frequent writer and speaker, providing thought   leadership   on workforce strategy and evolution.  Lance has over 20 years of executive roles in cross-border Human Resources.
Jason S. Morga, PHR is Vice President, Americas Marketing for Kelly Services.  Jason provides leading strategic integrated marketing solutions to support internal and external Kelly clients. Jason is also a champion for Kelly’s Office of Innovation and has been engaged in human resources and marketing for more than 15 years.

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:KELYA; KELYB), is a leader in providing workforce solutions. Kelly® offers a comprehensive array of outsourcing and consulting services as well as world-class staffing on a temporary, temporary-to-hire, and direct-hire basis. Serving clients around the globe, Kelly provides employment to more than 540,000 employees annually. Revenue in 2013 was $5.4 billion.

Want More Information?

Visit Located at exhibit booth #728 at The Big M Event.

Contact Linda Jones to schedule an interview or to receive more information.


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