>Alfred Poor, PhD, works with colleges, companies, and families that want to support young adults in making the transition from student to employee. He helps young people hit the ground running in that first job after graduation, find personal fulfillment, and move quickly toward that first promotion. A graduate of Harvard College, he is the author or co-author of more than a dozen books, including "7 Success Secrets That Every College Student Needs to Know!"

He is a full-time professional speaker and writer with an international reputation. He is known for bring energy and humor to his highly-interactive programs, which are designed to give audience members practical information that they can put to use right away.

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Hard Truths About Soft Skills

Alfred Poor

Recent college graduates are not prepared for the workplace. As a result, engagement and retention problems with new hires are costing companies millions of dollars every year. Managers must understand the root causes behind the attitudes and behaviors of new hires in order to create effective responses to solve engagement and retention problems. This presentation provides an insightful fact-based analysis along with practical action items. Participants will gain an understanding of:

• The impact of consumerism and digital communications on today’s graduates

• Why colleges don’t value the necessary “soft” career skills

• How to address these issues without upsetting existing corporate culture.

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