FAIRFAX, Va. — Today’s workforce is undergoing a major change. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, meaning that Generation X and Millennials will make up most of the workforce, the RV Dealers Association noted today.
“The young adults entering the workforce today come in with a different set of skills, culture, and attitude,” said Eric Sisk, RVDA marketing communications specialist. “These generations will ultimately be responsible for production in this world, so how can we get them to buy into safety? Job safety can also be a big factor for young adults who are looking at job positions. They are prepared to challenge and introduce new ideas.
“In addition, some people in the workforce do not have the opportunity to retire as early as prior generations. With age comes additional safety considerations, and senior employees can be more susceptible to serious injuries,” he added.
RVDA will host a dealer webinar June 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern time to help dealers ensure their safety culture is ready to embrace a new generation.
Key items of discussion include:
- The differences between generations
- The different work habits of each generation
- The different learning styles when it comes to training
- How to re-evaluate your personal protection equipment
- How to embrace technology: social media/phones
- How to provide opportunities and embrace safety between generations
Dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. To register online, click here.
For more information, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com or by calling 866.356.1735, Ext. 8844.
SOURCE: RV Dealers Association press release
RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association’s members include RV dealers, RV rental operators, and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.