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Harrington to Present at the Vermont Human Resource Association on the Millennial Generation Worker

Leadership Speaker and Author Set to Address the Vermont HR Association about the Largest Generation of Workers in the Workplace

(Colchester, VT) –– Matthew Harrington, leadership speaker and author specializing in the Millennial generation (1980-2001), will present for the Vermont Human Resource Association at their program “Fine Tuning Your Employees’ Acumen around Engagement and Effectiveness” on January 21, 2015 in Colchester, Vermont at the Hampton Inn.

Harrington’s presentation titled, Strategically Understanding and Maximizing the Strengths of the Milllennial Generation for the Future of the Workplace, will focus on strategies to utilize an organization’s aging workforce and develop skills to prepare the new workforce. The 2015 year marks what experts suggest will be the year that the Millennial generation will become the largest demographic in the workplace.  The Millennial Generation has become infamous for their lack of loyalty to organizations, their familiarity with technology and their need for affirmation and involvement.  Current reports say that the Millennial generation represents approximately 93 million people and will become 75% of the workforce by 2030.

“It is imperative that today’s organizations, especially those in the HR/People role, discover new ways to excite and engage this generation and harness the raw talent that they bring to the table,” states Harrington.  “The Millennials get a bad rap for being lazy or entitled, but I don’t believe that’s the majority of them.  Millennials bring technological prowess, as well as great team building skills to the workplace.  They are curious, hard workers, great problem solvers, but they may require different incentives or engagement compared to other previous generations of workers. This presentation will focus on how we can begin to strategically build a workplace culture that encourages Millennials to engage, lead and, in turn, stay in organizations.”

Co-author of Survival of the Hive: 7 Leadership Lessons from a Beehive and considered an up-and-coming dynamic trainer and speaker, Harrington is a subject matter expert on social media, social learning, the Millennial generation, and new forms of leadership within the workplace.  Harrington’s unique ability to work on both sides of the leadership spectrum between senior leadership, managers and young professionals provides eye-opening trainings and talks for all generations.  Harrington is a business partner at New Directions, an innovative leadership and team-building firm that works with companies like Keurig Green Mountain, Alcoa Manufacturing and Coca-Cola. For more information on Harrington visit

The Vermont Human Resource Association (VHRA) is Vermont’s oldest and largest association devoted to Human Resource professionals of all levels.  Through monthly networking events, workshops and seminars, VHRA provides information and educational resources HR professionals need to stay at the forefront of their profession.

For over 30 years New Directions has believed in using our brain power and talent to create and enhance leadership potential in all levels of organizations. With a vision to create a firm that partners with organizations to increase leadership and strategy, while also providing professional development courses, New Directions offers services in leadership, team-building, and organizational health. We are in pursuit of leadership excellence.  Some of our recent clients include Keurig Green Mountain, Coca-Cola, Alcoa, Clark Art Institute, Crane Currency, Health Association of New York State (HANYS) and the Bennington Rescue Squad. For more information on New Directions visit


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