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Attracting and Retaining Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce

  • Tuesday, August 14, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Mid-Cities Community Church Room AC2


  • PBSHRM Members who have pre-paid for the entire year.

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Attracting and retaining talent in a multi-generational workforce

Tuesday August 14th, 11:30-1:00

Featuring Kevin Dawson, Consultant with Gallagher 

According to a recent survey of employers, 60% agreed that engaging their employees is a top operational priority. With a workforce today spanning 5 generations, the “how” of employee engagement seems more complex than ever. Employers who aren’t addressing how to properly engage their employees, are more at risk for high turnover rates and higher costs of doing business. If we understand the differences, then we can address the how.

As employers and HR business partners we must take in all of this to help our organizations create a harmonious workplace for all generations which in turn will boost productivity and employee engagement. Studies have shown that organizations with an engaged workforce often have higher profitability and a stronger brand than those that don’t. With the evolving shift in employee demographics, it’s become more difficult to maintain an engaged workforce. However today’s employees, regardless of generation, need to be enabled to be successful. Despite these generational differences, our employees want a positive work culture, one of understanding, and strong leadership which will in turn help improve engagement leading to increased retention and a stronger bottom line.

In this session, you will learn

-Understanding generational differences and the potential issues within the workplace

-Culture, Communication, and Development and what each generation needs

-How to create effective strategies for employee engagement that drives a competitive advantage for your bottom line

About Kevin Dawson

Kevin joined Gallagher in April 2016, and began his career in the Health & Welfare industry as a Employee Benefits & HR Consultant.  Prior to joining the Gallagher Midland office, Kevin worked as a sales and marketing manager for a local oil and gas service company, and worked for several local non-profits as an educator. 

Kevin has worked with small and large companies in the Oil & Gas, Financial, Transportation, and Non-profit industries, and his experience includes plan designs, pricing, budget projections, calculations of claim reserve levels, and request for proposals analysis. He has also helped employers analyze the financial impact of Health Care Reform to their organization.

In his role as a Consultant, Kevin’s primary focus is on helping clients attract and retain talent through strategy and though leadership to create a competitive advantage. Kevin’s strong analytical skills and commitment to excellent customer service makes him a trusted advisor to both clients and his Gallagher team. He also serves as a member of the Gallagher Compliance Council representing the Midland office.

Kevin is a graduate of Midland College with a Bachelor of Organizational Management, and Associate of Applied Sciences in Professional Aviation. He is a certified Insurance Agent in the states of Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.  He serves on the board for Permian Basin SHRM as President-Elect, Vice President of Membership and Marketing, and Director of Young Professionals. 

Special Thanks to our Luncheon Sponsor

Permian Basin SHRM

SHRM Chapter #0319

PO Box 11281 NEW!

Midland, TX 79702

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