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“With the perennial and emerging changes presented by today’s workforce, companies and managers will be challenged like never before. John’s speech provided clear direction and a compelling purpose about the coming workplace over the next decade. It was the kind of speech every employer needs to hear.”

Crystal Cedro, The Mundy Companies


John Grubbs is on target in identifying coming changes in the workplace and what your organization needs to be implementing TODAY to compete and attract the best talent. He's an engaging speaker, and you'll have better direction as a leader after attending one of John's presentations.

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Leading the Lazy

(04/25/2014)By the year 2020, as much as 50% of all American workers will be Generation Y. Since January 1, 2011, we are losing 12,000 Baby Boomers to retirement each day. Since there is not enough Generation Xers to fill the void, guess who is the future of every employer? That is correct, Generation Y (Millennials). And while some may call them lazy, we are learning and adapting to their influence already.

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John Grubbs and The Learning Spotlight

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Employer of Choice or Necessity?

By John Grubbs

As we approach 2020 and more millennials (Gen Y) enter the workforce, organizations will require some honest and candid introspection.  What are you doing that makes you different?  In 2011, when the Talent Exodus book was published, the storm for generational change was on the radar, but it had not reached shore.  CEOs were sitting in adirondack chairs on the beach (with little umbrellas in their drinks) and the sun was beaming.  I felt like the guy running up and down the beach screaming there is a storm coming.  They in turn, looked up and the sunny sky and shook me off as nothing more than an alarmist or nuisance.  Today however, the outer bands of the storm are reaching shore and most are buzzing about generational change in the workplace.  Baby boomers are retiring by the thousands each day and millennials are entering the workplace to fill the void.  By the year 2020 almost half of every worker will be born between 1981 and 2000.

Just like the baby boomers before, the younger workforce will have a significant impact on the workplace.  First, not all millennials are the same and many consider themselves different from each other.  According to Kelly M. at Fitzmark Inc.:

[Too many ugly labels have been placed on our generation and some of them seem contradictory. Each one of us is different and our culture, values, backgrounds and beliefs play a huge part in who we are. Wouldn’t it be reasonable to say...

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2 Day Talent Boot Camp

Are your supervisors and managers ready?  How will they attract and keep the best and brightest as the jobs return?

Battle Ready?

Book our 2-Day Intensive Talent Boot Camp 
at your organization for up to 30 leaders in each session. Get 
your leaders ready for the coming battle. Our proven 
methodology will help your teams keep the best and 
brightest while attracting new talent for your organization. 

You will learn:
  1. Why the workplace is going to war for talent
  2. How to survive the coming storm for knowledge
  3. Why most managers are clueless
  4. Ten fatal trends that can cause you to fail
  5. How to develop a written talent strategy
  6. How to win the war for the best talent

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