When Generations Connect
by Scott Zimmer '00, BridgeWorks
Also with Kurt Rakos, SkyWater Search Group
Brought to you by the CSB/SJU Young Alum Community
Did you know that 70 percent of millennials believe that working from an office is unnecessary? Or that Gen Xers spend as much time conversing electronically as they do face-to-face? Do you think the fact that 70 percent of baby boomers plan to work past retirement age will affect your career?
Spend an entertaining and fun evening with us dedicated to understanding how the generations work, how they think and what drives them crazy. More importantly, you'll take home real solutions for career success in a multi-generational workforce.
Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014Speakers:
University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (downtown)
5:30 p.m. Social
6:30-8 p.m. Presentation
Scott Zimmer '00 Scott is part of the BridgeWorks team, a company that dedicated to the study of generational differences since its inception in 1998. BridgeWorks is also known for their best-selling business books When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperCollins) and The M-Factor (Harper Business).
Scott works with companies across the country to help them understand how they can best maximize their young talent, as well as maintain connections with their experienced workforce, to drive innovation and sustainability. “Whether you’re a seasoned veteran managing those younger than you are, a skilled Gen Xer managing upward, or the new Millennial in the workplace, Scott Zimmer’s practical insights will help you.” Scott graduated from Saint John’s University in 2000 with a BA in Communications. When he’s not researching or presenting, he enjoys his other role as a self-proclaimed movie-buff.
Kurt Rakos Kurt is an award-winning sales management executive and a founding partner at SkyWater Search Group. Founded on long-standing relationships and hundreds of successful placements throughout the Twin Cities business community, SkyWater Search Partners is a proven resource for clients and candidates looking to quickly and confidently explore their “short list” of best choices for the placement of IT, Accounting/Finance, Sales and Marketing, and HR related personnel. The company also has a highly specialized CPG (consumer packaged goods) industry-based practice group.
"Simply put, Kurt is just a decent individual. He's an extremely professional, long-standing recruiter that does an exemplary job of making precision fits for his clients." Kurt holds a B.S. degree from St. Cloud State University. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.