Concurrent Session
The Talent Left Behind: Gen Z Opportunity Youth
Roman Ballroom 1-2
Tuesday 04/16/2024 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM   Add to calendar
Competencies: Business (Behavioral), Interpersonal (Behavioral), Leadership (Behavioral), People (Technical) | Intended Audience: Mid-Level, Senior-Level, Executive-level
Workplace Application:
Attendees will hear from SHRM Foundation and research about SHRM's latest research on working with opportunity youth and learn from workplaces who have winning strategies. 

With five generations in the workplace, sometimes it seems like the favorite workplace sport is complaining about Gen Z at the same time you are trying to figure out how to build that pipeline. There is potential talent you probably are not even considering who could be the winning answer. This session dives into what you should know and need to know about leveraging the untapped talent pool of opportunity youth.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be first to find out about recent research from SHRM about opportunity youth as an untapped talent.
  • Understand why panel employers view opportunity youth as an integral part of their talent strategy.
  • Learn from the panel how to use evidence -based strategies and key best practices to adopt this talent strategy in your workplace.


Sally Windisch Photo
Sally Windisch, Researcher,
Marvin Carr Photo
Marvin Carr, Director – Center for Racial Equity,,
Elizabeth Kohm Photo
Elizabeth Kohm, Manager, Foundation Programs,
SHRM Foundation