The Executive Speaker Series invites national and international business leaders to discuss critical business and economic issues before an audience of students, faculty and community members.

The series focuses on diverse business topics that include changes in the business climate, future trends, and specific issues relevant to Michigan based businesses.

November 30, 2017

"The 2020 Workforce: Attracting and Retaining Talent "

An aging workforce, a declining labor participation rate, and automation has forced many employers to get creative in order to attract and retain talent for the workforce 2020. As of July, Michigan's unemployment rate fell to 3.7%, the lowest it’s been since 2000. Meanwhile the workforce participation rate continues to drop. As low skill level jobs are replaced with automation, the gap for skilled workers continues to grow.

Although companies have attempted to attract younger workers and delay the retirements of skilled workers, the growth of unfilled skilled positions continues to slow the state’s economic growth. How can organizations attract younger employees and motivate experienced employees to extend their careers? What future shortages should organizations plan for now?

Murray Feldman, host of the Feldman Report, WWJ Newsradio 950

Dr. Brian Patrick Green, Czarnecki Chaired Professor, UM-Dearborn College of Business

7:30 am - Registration and networking breakfast
8:10 am - Welcome and panel discussion
9:30 am - Conclusion

Michigan Room, Fairlane Center South
University of Michigan-Dearborn, College of Business
19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI 48126

Free registration. Breakfast is included.

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