The Millennial Workplace
Millennials are currently making career decisions in large numbers. By 2020 they will represent almost half our workforce; yet, this generation is perceived as fragmented, disloyal, and untrusting. Many see this generation as hard to reach. This presentation tackles the difficult task of understanding millennials – how they think and act, what they look for in employers, how to motivate on the job, and more. Lauren shares lessons and strategies in recruiting, managing and retaining millennials. She shows how authenticity, accessibility, relatability and trust can be leveraged to make successful connections. You’ll leave better equipped to break through the stereotypes surrounding millennials, and obtain tangible ideas for tapping the potential of this generation.
Behind every success story is a series of challenges that someone has overcome using creativity, leveraging resources, and – simply put – a lot of hard work. In a presentation targeted specifically at students and new graduates, Lauren shares how approaching your career and your life with a dedication to being exceptional builds a unique “umbrella” that will protect you from any storm. She uses real-life “being exceptional” stories and case studies to inspire audience members and give them the tools to recognize opportunities for self-reflection, innovation and creative problem solving.
Hustle: What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur
In this presentation, Lauren shares the story behind TalentEgg, and the two secret ingredients that fuel her success – hustle and tenacity. In starting TalentEgg at the age of 24, and quickly growing the business to become the definitive leader in campus recruitment, Lauren employed hustle in everything she did. She hustled to ensure TalentEgg was first to market, she hustled to surround herself with talented people and get the best employers on board, and she hustled to ensure students and recent graduates had access to the career resources they needed. She also employed tenacity, approaching entrepreneurism as a marathon rather than a sprint, thereby shaping her idea into a viable, long-term business. And her hard work paid off – TalentEgg was acquired in July 2015 by Charity Village. This presentation outlines Lauren’s personal journey as an entrepreneur, starting with the idea that hatched TalentEgg, and the challenges she faced and overcame as the company grew. Audience members will leave with a solid understanding of the hard work and passion that it takes to be a successful entrepreneur, and inspired to kick start their own entrepreneurial dreams.
Passion vs. Practicality: How to Engage and Inspire Students
Today’s students are unique: Born with unlimited access to technology and information, and permission from their families and society to “follow their passion”. In the past, it was difficult to reach students because there weren’t enough ways to get their attention. Today, there are too many. But this information overload also provides an opportunity – a chance to fill the void left by modern methods of communication and truly engage and inspire millennial students to listen, participate, and lead. As the founder of TalentEgg.ca, Lauren has had a front row seat as millennials have entered, experienced and graduated from university and college. She has helped hundreds of businesses and schools engage, recruit and motivate students and recent graduates. In this presentation, Lauren will bust millennial myths, expose the real motivations behind how today’s students think, act and engage, and share practical lessons that can be applied on your campus.
Workshop or Keynote Format: Millennials & The 'Follow Your Passion' Paradox
Millennials grew up being told to "follow your passion", and believed that it was possible. But they are arriving in the workplace and finding it nothing like they had imagined. They are the largest generation globally since the Baby Boomers, fuelled by technology, and they are poised to seismically change the nature and meaning of work. Is your organization ready? In this presentation, Lauren shares strategies for creating a future-ready workplace that empowers all generations to perform at their best.
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