GenNEXT

WMA is committed to supporting Millennial employees in our GenNEXT program. We support GenNEXT employees as well as GenNEXT employers in today’s multi-generational workforce by providing resources to motivate, engage and retain this new generation of employees.

About GenNEXT

World Millwork Alliance supports our GenNEXT in the millwork industry sector and is engaged in providing a comprehensive experience to gain the knowledge and self-assurance to become skilled and efficacious in the millwork trade. WMA networking opportunities and resources are instrumental in aiding GenNEXT in acquiring the professional demeanor and confidence to address today’s challenges in the work place and industry.  WMA education, events and social media opportunities stimulate the foundation for best-practice approaches, practical life skills, and the wisdom to lead a fulfilling and successful role within their industry.

MISSION
To engage emerging young leaders in the millwork industry sector and provide them with a comprehensive experience to gain the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within their profession.

PURPOSE
GenNEXT provides the opportunity for a new leader to join a cohort of individuals to learn best-practice approaches, practical life skills, and the wisdom to lead a fulfilling and successful role within their industry.

OBJECTIVE
GenNEXT was implemented and intended to educate the younger professional, and to provide networking opportunities and resources for each GenNEXT to acquire the professional demeanor and confidence to address today’s challenges in the work place and industry.

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GenNEXT Employer Resources

Learn how to motivate, engage and retain the new generation of employees. Follow our new GenNEXT blog and utilize our cutting-edge educational content and learning experiences for:

  • Cultivating a cohesive multi-generational workforce
  • Building mentoring initiatives that pay off
  • Effectively engaging and retaining employees
  • Developing essential skills for new and current leaders
  • Guiding groups toward collaboration and teamwork

Access GenNEXT Employer Resources >

GenNEXT Featured Articles

These featured articles include valuable tips and information about the newest generation at work, from Millennial recruitment to leadership training.

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WMA GenNEXT Article - Retention Done Right

Employee Retention Done Right

Finding and hiring promising people is just the first step in nurturing talent in a company. Download this article in the Electrical Distributor, Oct. 2015

WMA GenNEXT Article - How to get younger employees to show up pitch in and excel on the job

How to Get Younger Employees to Show Up,
Pitch In & Excel On the Job

Looking for tips on engaging Millennial workers? Engaged employees are more likely to show up, perform well, and stick around. Check out Diane’s latest article, which includes an insightful quiz on how engaging you are as a manager of Millennials. The article is full of tips and how to’s. Of course, many of the tips here can apply to employees of all ages, but they are slanted to target the unique work styles, motivators, and other preferences of Millennials.  Download this article as seen in Insulation Outlook, Oct. 2015

WMA GenNEXT Article - Why Millennials Should Mentor Their Managers

Why Millennials Should Mentor Their Managers

Mentoring can be the Swiss army knife of professional development within your organization—an all-in-one tool for training, personal growth, new employee orientation, and even increasing morale and motivation. Read about the benefits of reverse mentoring and the steps for implementing your program in our recently published article, “Reverse Mentoring: Why You Should Turn Mentoring on Its Head and Have Millennials Coach Older Workers.” It contains the basics to help you get started adding this valuable tool to your organization’s Swiss army knife. Download this article as seen in Insulation Outlook, 2014