Workplace Culture to Support and Engage Young Employees
November 5, 2021 from 9:45am to 10:45am
The access link for this session will appear for registered attendees on on November 5.
The development and retention of young high potential employees is an emerging challenge for many employers. This presentation will focus on elements of workplace culture that support sand engage young employees, drawn from 38 interviews, 17 from young professional (ages 18-34) and 21 from Nova Scotian industry leader. The respondents represent a diverse cross-section of professional contexts, genders, ages, and cultural background. Session participants will gain: an increased understanding of characteristics and values which supports young employees; actionable recommendations for employers to better support young employees; and a demonstration of the value of community-based research to support career service practitioners.
Sarah Laffin is a Celtic Studies graduate student at StFX with a focus in Celtic language and literature. Sarah previously obtained a BA with Advanced Major in Anthropology from StFX and has worked at the Centre for Employment Innovation as a research intern with a specific focus on youth employment services from 2020-2021.
Joel Murphy is the Innovation and Impact Coordinator at the Centre for Employment Innovation. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies at Acadia University with a focus on youth leadership and experiential education.