Webinar: Helicopter Parents hover over the workplace of their kids

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School teachers and directors know all about it – but more and more we’re seeing the impact and consequences in professional life as well: helicopter parents hovering over their son’s or daughter’s workplace.

You’ve never received a call from a mom or dad asking about job opportunities in your company? Have you noticed how often parents are waiting in your parking lot when their son or daughter is doing a job interview with you? Then, what happens when you offer the interviewee a contract? Do they sign immediately, or do they say: “I would like to discuss this with my parents before I sign”?

Many HR professionals like you have been confronted with these situations. The question is: what’s happening with the next generation? Regardless of whether we like it or not, we need to face it – and some of us are even responding in a very proactive way. Indra K. Nooyi, the CEO of PepsiCo, writes letters to the parents of her employees, thanking them for the fact that their children are willing to work for PepsiCo. Google organises an annual ‘Take Your Parents to Work Day’, largely for the same reason.

This webinar will cover some insights in this new phenomena.

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Dirk Buyens

Dirk Buyens is the authority on strategic HR and brings out the best in your organisation concerning career management, strategic HRM and people management.


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