Get the Gen. Recruiting and retaining young people in the workforce.

Be More Human

Get the Gen. Recruiting and retaining young people in the workforce.

by Be More Human
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2 of Scotland’s most exciting social enterprises host a presentation and discussion on recruiting & retaining young people in the workforce
About this Event
Part of the Fire Starter Festival 2020. ( )

By 2025, Millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. Many organisations in the public and private sector are still grappling with this interesting challenge and the ones that get this right will almost certainly gain multiple advantages.

Organisations have started to build some tactical solutions to this. They offer flexible working or advertise on social media when recruiting. They are starting on their journey but don’t really understand the ‘why’.

We hear a lot that young people are not ready for the workplace

We hear negative stereotypes played out, like their sense of entitlement

We hear young people want it all tomorrow, but are unable to hold a conversation without looking at their mobile device

Our services are built on the flip side of this. Instead of asking “are young people ready for the workplace?”, we ask you to consider…

“is your workplace ready for young people?”

Join us and Learn practical tips and strategies to make your workplace and strategies more young people ready.

The event will consist of a short presentation followed by a panel discussion.


Your hosts and panel members :

Get The Gen:

Get the Gen is a Social Enterprise created to help organisations and businesses. Utilising our years of experience in supporting young people to become work-ready, we are perfectly placed to transform best practices around intergenerational working when looking to recruit, progress and retain your young talent.

We will be joined at the event by Graham Robertson. Graham established Get the Gen and heads up the team across the UK. He has over 12 years’ Senior Leadership experience working in the Charity Sector having previously worked with Amnesty International and Plan International in senior roles in their fundraising teams in their main London Headquarters. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees for the Lawscot Foundation a charity set up by the Law Society of Scotland and currently chairs their Fundraising Committee.


Be More Human:

Be More Human (BMH) are a new Social Enterprise who obsess over evidence backed innovations in Human Behaviour, Social and Positive Psychology, Person Centred Leadership and a range of other Human Relations areas of study. They figure out how these ideas can advance your aims and purpose and make it easy for you to put these ideas into practice.

We will be joined at the event by Ally Hunter from BMH . Ally has been working alongside young people for 25 years. He started his professional journey in one of Scotland’s toughest communities as a Youth Worker and has developed through senior management roles in the Not-For-Profit, Education, Local Government and Social Enterprise sectors.


More panel guests to be added.


Date And Time

11-02-2020 @ 10:00
@ 12:00


Montgomery Street Lane Edinburgh, Edinburgh



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