Keynotes

All of Crescendo’s programs focus on workforce challenges and solutions.

Our most-requested programs are below. Contact us to determine the best fit your next event, or check out our Workforce Summit if you’re considering a full-day workshop.

New 2017 programs are in the works, so ask us if you’re looking for a hot-off-the-presses program!

They Drive Me Crazy! The Millennial Story You've NEVER Heard

Think you understand Millennials? Think again!

Millennials (born 1980-2000) are now the largest generation in the workforce, and they’ll outnumber the Boomers and GenXers combined by 2020. In this session, we share a unique perspective on the Millennial mindset, because we ARE Millennials!

As the voice of the new workforce, we explain the evolution of employee expectations over time, and how great leaders are adjusting their management styles to improve employee retention.

This popular, interactive program covers:

  • How each generational group sees the work world
  • The rising cost of employee turnover
  • Why Millennials think differently than previous generations
  • Strategies for improving management effectiveness

Our first-hand stories about the issues on the T.A.B.L.E. (technology, authority, balance, loyalty and entitlement) fuel an eye-opening discussion about which traditional business principles need a revamp for today’s changing workplace.

Leading The New Workforce: Retaining Talent as Employee Expectations Evolve

Remember doing business before websites? And remember when employees stayed at a company because they needed the paycheck? Business has changed, and so have the expectations of your employees.

As the economy improves, more jobs are available and LinkedIn poachers are likely stealing your talent. These and other factors mean the power has shifted from employers to employees. Successful companies are now putting forth intentional effort to create a culture where people WANT to work, in order to retain critical talent.

This program’s big-picture insight is critical for leaders to hear as yesterday’s luxury items – such as working from home, flexible schedules and transparency – become today’s standard features, expected by nearly all employees.

Additional Programs and Breakout Topics

Where’s Everyone Going? Keys to Reducing Unnecessary Employee Turnover

As the economy improves, many companies are finding unnecessary employee turnover running rampant, particularly among the newest generation in the workplace, costing $5,000-$25,000 to replace each one. This session addresses key areas of businesses that can provide higher retention rates for the talent you can’t afford to lose!

Overcoming Millennials Stereotypes – A Program for Young Professionals

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Love it or hate it, it’s often followed by the Millennial rebuttal, “but there’s an app for that now.” Is the “us” versus “them” gap widening in your workplace? If so, it’s time for both sides to understand exactly why Millennials work so differently than previous generations.

Our young professionals program shares the differences in how older and younger workers were raised and how the business world has changed over several decades. Workers can’t read managers’ minds, yet missing expectations can be detrimental to their careers, so improving these relationships is essential for extending Millennial tenure. After this program, your rising stars will better understand their colleagues, gain credibility in their roles and bring more value to your organization.

Full-Day Workforce Summit

Looking for a deep-dive, full-day program covering several workforce topics? Our Workforce Summit is the perfect solution!

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