Workplace Perspective – an employment law podcast produced by SAFFIRE LEGAL, PC

Episode #26:The Workforce of the Future – Dr. Chip Espinoza

Today’s special guest is Dr. Chip Espinoza, author and Dean of Strategy and Organization at Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA. SAFFIRE LEGAL PC’s founder and principal attorney Teresa McQueen talks with Dr. Espinoza about his views on the impact Millennials will have in on the workforce of the future. This engaging conversation delves deep into the gaps between the four generations in the workforce right now and what the future workforce will look like once Millennials and Gen Z transition into their own dominate workforce rolls. 

Workplace Perspective is a regular podcast series for employers and employees focusing on education, training, and the law to help organizations of all sizes develop and maintain successful employer / employee relationships.

If you want to make a difference, master their way before you suggest your way.” – Dr. Chip Espinoza


Highlights From This Week’s Workplace Perspective:

  • How the Millennial generation will influence working in the future.


  • Why Millennials are the first generation who don’t need an authority figure to access information.


  • “Demographic Metabolism” – the transition from when older generations are losing control of the workforce and a newer generation is taking over.


  • How having negative management experiences can damage or create a malevolent view of older generations in the workplace for Millennials.


  • Why some workplaces value experience over education and the kind of barriers that can create.


  • The importance of communication that is focused on readiness and preparedness with Millennials instead of expecting them to follow outdated work mentalities.


  • “Structural Lag” – outmoded social institutions failing to provide opportunities for its members who represent a growing group.


  • What does it mean “to work?”


  • How does the conversation about Millennials translate to other generations.


  • Millennials are more alike around the world than any generation before them


Dr. Chip Espinoza’s Tips for Employers and Employees

  • Focus on building a relationship between employees and managers


  • Take the initiative to reach out to the employees to help them building experience


  • Help employees by establishing a career path for them with milestones they can accomplish


  • Provide frequent feedback and communication


  • Be careful about how you present a potential job


  • Be aware that if there’s no room for advancement or the description doesn’t match the actual daily work, there’s less chance of retaining a Millennial workforce


  • Understand that young professionals want to make a difference in the company and contribute to the betterment of the  organization


  • Focus on providing opportunities that have meaning and allow for self expression


Thank You To:

Dr. Chip Espinoza

Managing Millennials – Discover the Core Competencies for Managing Today’s Workforce Second Edition


Special Thanks To…

Paul Roberts

(Engineer/Associate Producer Extraordinaire!)


Michele Hardy de Boisblanc

(Associate Producer Extraordinaire!)


Stephen Vercelloni

(Composer Extraordinaire! Today’s episode features the song Grifter)


James Bohannan & The Knave At Knight

(DJs & “Radio Angels” Extraordinaire!)

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