A new generation of employees has made its way into the workplace. Although we don’t like to place people into buckets, did you know that employees under the age of 26 are technically considered part of Generation Z?
This session will be focused on how to attract, engage and retain the youngest pool of talent in today’s workforce! We will also be playing a fun trivia game to better relate to our younger colleagues.
The best part is, the session will be run by a Gen Zer herself, Melanie Wertzberger - the author of Company Culture for the Next Generation, an e-book that shares insights from her research gathered from over 1000 Gen Z employees.
Melanie founded Shaka (www.joinshaka.com) to help companies build happy, top-performing workplaces! She believes company culture is the foundation of innovation, growth and success. Nothing is more rewarding to her than having customers tell me that Shaka is the best part of their week!
Melanie has conducted thorough research on Generation Z and Company Culture and loves to talk about preparing workplace to attract the next generation of talent. She is open to speaking opportunities on the topics of employee engagement, company culture, entrepreneurship and the next generation of the workforce.
Melanie has been a guest on the HR Transform Podcast, Better HR Business Podcast, Rebel HR Podcast and has been featured in the OC Business Journal. She won the grand prize in the 2021 New Venture Competition hosted by the Beall Center of Applied Innovation where she pitched Shaka through multiple rounds of judging panels. Melanie was selected to the Blackstone Launchpad Fellowship Program in partnership with Techstars where she received a grant to work on her venture alongside other talented student entrepreneurs.