Career Compass

Kayla Despres on the Multi-Generational Workforce

May 17, 2020 SHRM
Career Compass
Kayla Despres on the Multi-Generational Workforce
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Career Compass
Kayla Despres on the Multi-Generational Workforce
May 17, 2020
SHRM

It’s increasingly common for workplaces to be comprised of employees from varying age brackets, and effectiveness at your workplace is directly tied to how well you work with others. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed speak with Kayla Despres on the topic of successfully working alongside coworkers of different generations. Kayla is the head of HR for Bilfinger Westcon, an industrial construction company based in Bismarck, North Dakota. You’ll hear how focusing on coworkers as individuals rather than their generation helps diffuse age-based stereotypes. Kayla reflects on her experiences and lessons she’s learned managing a team where she is younger than all of the employees under her lead.

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Show Notes

It’s increasingly common for workplaces to be comprised of employees from varying age brackets, and effectiveness at your workplace is directly tied to how well you work with others. In this episode of SHRM’s Career Compass, cohosts Misha Adams and Kevin Abbed speak with Kayla Despres on the topic of successfully working alongside coworkers of different generations. Kayla is the head of HR for Bilfinger Westcon, an industrial construction company based in Bismarck, North Dakota. You’ll hear how focusing on coworkers as individuals rather than their generation helps diffuse age-based stereotypes. Kayla reflects on her experiences and lessons she’s learned managing a team where she is younger than all of the employees under her lead.

Subscribe to Career Compass on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or wherever you listen to podcasts. Check out SHRM.org/podcasts to listen on your desktop. And be sure to rate and review the show on Apple Podcasts or on your podcatcher of choice.

Keep up with SHRM by visiting the website, liking our Facebook page, checking us out on LinkedIn, and following us on Twitter and Instagram.