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Millennials in the Construction and Engineering Industry
Recruiting, Training, and Managing the Next Generational Workforce
April 17-18, 2019 | Chicago, IL

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Overview

As Baby Boomers head into retirement, recruiting and retaining the Millennial workforce has become a critical component to the advancement of the Construction & Engineering industry. However, key findings show that skilled labor shortages are intensifying and broadly affecting industries across the board, and a recent survey found that a staggering 89% of construction firms faced such shortages*. Additionally, while the Millennial generation brings with them new skills, technological expertise, and innovative mindsets, they also bring a shift in workplace expectations and preferences paired with a 3x higher attrition rate than previous generations. In this environment, it’s crucial for construction companies to adapt, discard old assumptions, and take a closer look at engaging the Millennial workforce.

In this essential program filled with up-to-the-minute data and case studies, you’ll gain knowledge and best practices from industry colleagues on how to attract, manage, and retain the next generational workforce. You’ll leave with takeaways for simple shifts you can make within your company to gain the edge with top talent, and information to share with executives and decision makers to spark action within your company. Join us for this hands-on, highly-interactive, tangible takeaways symposium.

* FMI’s 2017 Talent Development Study: https://www.fminet.com/special-reports/2017-talent-development-study/

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine the impact of changing demographics on the workforce
  • Assess modern day recruiting tools and best practices for successful talent acquisition
  • Discover the key workplace preferences of millennials — and how to integrate these preferences with other generations’ preferences
  • Evaluate ways to increase engagement, improve the employee experience, and combat turnover
  • Explore attainable culture shifts to attract and retain top talent
  • Quantify the need for budget allocation and executive buy-in

Credits

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EUCI has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this accreditation, EUCI has demonstrated that it  complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of their Authorized Provider status, EUCI is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

EUCI is authorized by IACET to offer 0.9 CEUs for this event.

 

Instructional Methods

Case studies, PowerPoint presentations and group discussion will be used in this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must sign in/out each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Agenda

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

12:30 – 1:00 p.m. :: Registration

1:00  – 5:00 p.m. :: Conference Timing


1:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Keynote Address: Millennials, Hispanics, Women, Gen X and 700,000 Job Openings by 2024: How What You Don’t Do Today Matters

With 70% job growth projected in the next 5 years, construction companies’ future will be determined by what they don’t do in 2019 regarding the rising Millennial, Hispanic, Women and decreasing Gen X workforce.

Only 3% of Millennials have any interest in joining the construction industry – and their average tenure in most industries is just 13 months. Conversely, the Hispanic populace in America is growing at 30% and more women are graduating college than men. Generation X, today’s managers and craftsmen, are only half the size of the Millennial generation and starting to retire. Concurrently, job “ghosting” (leaving with no notice) is increasing 20%.

By 2020, the Millennials will be 50% of the U.S. workforce. What you fail to do today matters.

Learn the 7 actions you must start in 2019 to attract, retain and sustain a viable workforce (and your success) over the next 5 years.

Janet Kieffer, Principal, Influence


2:45 – 3:45 p.m. :: Panel: Building a Modern Recruiting Toolbox

Join us as experts from across the Construction & Engineering Industry share their industry perspective, workforce vision and unique approaches to attracting Millennial talent. Hear success stories, new technologies, preferred communication strategies, and best practices for sourcing the workforce of the future.

Takeaways: Insights into successfully attracting and recruiting ambitious talent. Planning and preparing for future talent needs.

Moderator:

Michael Bempah P.E, President, Managing Partner, Pinpoint Precision Engineering

Panelists:

Lawrence Price, Director, Organizational Development and Talent Management, TDIndustries

Emma Hutchinson Yonke, International Recruiter, B.L. Harbert International

Caitlin Mundschenk, Talent Acquisition Manager, JE Dunn Construction

3:45 – 4:15 p.m. :: Networking Break


4:00 – 5:00 p.m. :: Hire Once, Hire Right – Remove Personal Bias from Your Hiring Process to Attract and Hire Ideal Employees

Take a deep dive into the science of psychology behind hiring the right people for your company. Would you rather have 100 applicants, or 10 great ones?  Have you hired someone and weeks later thought “this isn’t the person I interviewed”?  Do you think the hiring process is subjective and want a better way?  There is a better way.  Learn how to attract only high-probability employees, while preventing the wrong people from applying.  Participants leave understanding how to write a compelling job advertisement and clarity about who their unique employees are. Explore methodologies behind customizing your job ad for maximum results and minimal investment, demining whether a candidate is a good match with your company and culture, utilizing modern hiring tools available, and tips to recognizing and overcoming internal biases.

Art Snarzyk “The Turnover Terminator”, Owner, InnerView Advisors


Thursday, April 18, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. :: Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. :: Opening Remarks by Chairperson


8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: Managing and Inter-Generational Workforce and Preparing for Gen Z

The construction industry is adding another generation. Are you prepared for Gen Z? In this session we’ll discuss a few tips on managing an inter-generational workforce, promoting Millennials into management, and attracting and recruiting Generation Z.

Jordan Powell, Workforce Development Manager, Associated General Contractors of California


9:30 – 10:15 a.m. :: You Just Hired a Young Professional, Now What

Hiring and retaining new professional talent is necessary to sustain the long term health of an AEC firm.  The responsibility for this often lies in the hands of older, more seasoned professionals and the generation gap that often exists between supervisor and employee can make this relationship challenging.  Differences in career goals, work environment needs, work habits, and communication can need to be understood to make this relationship work.  This presentation will discuss these challenges and how to get the best out of a young professional while also meeting their very distinct needs and expectations. 

Michael J. Ferreira, Vice President, Jensen Hughes

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Networking Break


10:45 – 11:30 a.m. :: Case Study: Organizational Development and Its Impact on Employee Engagement

An overview of how Organizational Development professionals can influence engagement and retention. This presentation will discuss how analytical methods and organizational values can be used to launch effective projects around training, career growth, and human resource management. 

Lawrence Price, Director, Organizational Development and Talent Management, TDIndustries

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. :: Group Luncheon


12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. :: Panel: Creating an Engaging Company Culture

What’s the secret formula to creating a great company culture, and how much does it matter? Join us for this discussion sharing best practices on building and maintaining your company culture, especially during changing times. Gain insight towards realistic and attainable culture shifts that you can make within your office that will significantly impact your retention rates. 

Takeaways: Understand how culture impacts performance and retention. Explore the real costs of employee turnover.

Moderator:

Kelli Kelly, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, PCL Construction

Panelists:

Lawrence Price, Director, Organizational Development and Talent Management, TDIndustries

Bradley Barnard, Owner, Contegra Construction

Ben Nabozny, Detroit Office Lead, Burns & McDonnell

Andrea Helmig, Electrical Engineer, SR3 Engineering


2:00 – 2:45 p.m. :: Case Study: Simple Shifts You Can Make Within Your Company to Attract and Engage Millennial (and Non-Millennial!) Talent

Revature is one of the leading companies in the US for hiring recent college graduates. From hiring practices, retention techniques, and training, they are innovating and perfecting their appeal to Millennials and Non-Millennials alike. For this presentation, Julie Seals, Staging Manager and Xennial, will be sharing some of the steps they’ve taken to attract and retain top talent from all over the country. 

Julie Seals, Staging Manager, Revature LLC

2:45 – 3:15 p.m. :: Networking Break     


3:15 – 4:15 p.m. :: Panel: Meet the Millennials

Take a deep dive with this open group discussion and Q&A session that will feature Millennials of the Construction & Engineering industry and provide a unique opportunity for industry players to gain direct feedback from the newest generation of workers and learn ways to recruit, develop, and retain the best and brightest workers. From digital hiring trends to the fundamental ways of learning, we’ll discuss generational trends and what they’re seeing as they advance their careers.

Panelists:

Caitlin Mundschenk, Talent Acquisition Manager, JE Dunn Construction

Keaton Looney, EIT, Electrical Engineering, Power Delivery, Black & Veatch

Andrea Helmig, Electrical Engineer, SR3 Engineering


4:15 – 5:00 p.m. :: Technology Panel Showcase: Leveraging Technology to Increase Engagement, Retainment and ROI of your Employees

The AEC industry has seen a rapidly increasing rate of technology innovation and adoption over the past few years mainly evolving from a younger generation of digital natives being introduced to the field. These technologic innovations can cause quite a few headaches within existing businesses, but they can also be leveraged to advance your business for years to come. 

This presentation will discuss how technology is supporting professional employee development, safety, risk management, and creating a culture that retains a company’s most valuable employees.

Josh Bone, Construction Technology Specialist, Stanley Black & Decker

Mike Zivanovic, Technology Manager, UA Pipefitters

During this presentation we will explore the use of technologies like Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Data Aggregation and Analytics to help create a collaborative culture within the workforce and become more profitable within years to come. 

Jacob D’Albora, Director of BIM-FM Services, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering

Speakers

Bradley Barnard, Owner, Contegra Construction

Michael Bempah P.E, President, Managing Partner, Pinpoint Precision Engineering

Josh Bone, Construction Technology Specialist, Stanley Black & Decker

Jacob D’Albora, Director of BIM-FM Services, McVeigh & Mangum Engineering

Kelli Kelly, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, PCL Construction

Janet Kieffer, Principal, Influence

Ben Nabozny, Detroit Office Lead, Burns & McDonnell

Caitlin Mundschenk, Talent Acquisition Manager, JE Dunn Construction

Jordan Powell, Workforce Development Manager, Associated General Contractors of California

Lawrence Price, Director, Organizational Development and Talent Management, TDIndustries

Julie Seals, Staging Manager, Revature LLC

Art Snarzyk “The Turnover Terminator”, Owner, InnerView Advisors

Emma Hutchinson Yonke, International Recruiter, B.L. Harbert International

Mike Zivanovic, Technology Manager, UA Pipefitters

Location

Hyatt Regency O’Hare

9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue

Rosemont, IL 60018

Reserve your room:

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Room Block Reserved For:

Nights of April 16 – 17, 2019

Room rate through EUCI:

$150.00 single or double plus applicable taxes
Make your reservations prior to March 22, 2019.

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